We've just finished taking applications for Google Summer of Code™ 2008, and we're pleased to say that our mentors will be kept quite busy reviewing them for the next two weeks. We received more than 7,000 applications, compared with last year's count of 6,179; we look forward to bringing you more updates on applicant demographics over the next few days.

You can check the program home page on April 21st for a listing of all accepted student proposals for 2008. In the meantime, students should keep an eye out for communications from their would-be mentors and answer any questions they may have about your proposals. You'll likely have plenty of questions of your own, too; what better time than the present to get more involved in the communities you're investigating?