What is it?
Python is a popular high-level programming language. It is a general-purpose language used by scientists, developers, and many others who want to work more quickly and integrate systems more effectively.
Google Summer of Code
Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global program that offers post-secondary students an opportunity to be paid for contributing to an open source project over a three month period.
The Python Software Foundation (PSF) is an organization devoted to advancing open source technology related to the Python programming language. Since 2005, the Python Software Foundation has participated in Google Summer of Code, serving as an "umbrella organization" to a variety of Python-related projects, as well as sponsoring projects related to the development of the Python language. Python provides mentors, Google provides the program (and the money!), and students write code!
Students: You're early! We won't know much about projects or sub-orgs until February. But now is a good time to practice contributing. *Any* experience in open source will help you later, so don't worry too much about finding the "right" thing to do until February, and just get some practice. Not sure where to start? You may find our Python GSoC getting started guide useful.
Mentors: We're accepting new sub-orgs! Contact the org admins to get the signup link if interested.