This year, we experimented with the Google Summer of Code&trade program timeline, providing one week for students to discuss project ideas with their mentors and then a single week to submit applications. The good news is that we've heard that overall application quality is much higher this year and that students have really benefited from the opportunity to have extra time to discuss their ideas with their potential mentors. However, we've still heard feedback from the community that it would be useful to provide more time for students to submit their applications, so we've done just that. The new deadline for student applications is Monday, April 7, 2008.

For those of you who are wondering if this message is an April Fool's Joke, we assure you that it's not. How could we compete with Google Gulp?