Great news for the open source community and the greater world of autopilots: On February 27th Ardupilot.org was selected as a participating 2017 Google Summer of Code organization.
Sponsored by Google, GSOC is a unique program matching open source organizations and students interested in participating in open source development.
Students: Spend your summer break writing code and learning about open source development while earning money! Those accepted in the program will work with a mentor, working directly with world class programmers. Many past GSOC students also became lifetime open source developers!
Google Summer of Code is open to post-secondary students, age 18 and older in most countries.
Those interested can find out more information about this unique opportunity here.