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title: 'Gentoo accepted into Google Summer of Code 2018'
Students who want to spend their summer having fun and writing code can do so now for Gentoo. Gentoo [has been accepted](https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/organizations/4918228900380672/) as a mentoring organization for this year's Google Summer of Code.
The GSoC is an excellent opportunity for gaining real-world experience in software design and making one's self known in the broader open source community. It also looks great on a resume.
Initial project ideas can be [found here](https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code/2018/Ideas), although new projects ideas are welcome. For new projects time is of the essence: there is typically some idea-polishing which must occur before the ***March 27th deadline***. Because of this it is strongly recommended that students refine new project ideas with a mentor *before* proposing the idea formally.
GSoC students are encouraged to begin discussing ideas in the [#gentoo-soc](https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=gentoo-soc) IRC channel on the Freenode network.
Further information can be found on the [Gentoo GSoC 2018 wiki page](https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code/2018). Those with unanswered questions should not hesitate to [contact](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) the Summer of Code mentors via the mailing list.