Each summer, the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program welcomes hundreds (if not thousands) of students to write code and learn about the open source community – all with help from mentor organizations like CNCF.

As the Foundation is a returning and active participant of the annual GSoC, I’m thrilled to report that all seven of the projects our interns submitted have passed the final evaluation stage!

It’s worth mentioning that this year’s GSoC program covered multiple CNCF projects, including Kubernetes, Prometheus, Envoy, CoreDNS, containerd and Rook. Even more importantly: the submitted ideas were focused not only on enhancing the technology projects themselves, but on cross-project integration and collaboration. For background on what we helped our interns submit for consideration, check out this post describing CNCF’s GSoC projects.

Serving as a vendor-neutral home for various cloud native projects, including one of the open source world’s highest-velocity projects, CNCF works tirelessly to encourage talented individuals to make their first steps toward making open source contributions.

As such, we’ve already started planning the GSoC 2019 participation – stay tuned for updates + calls for ideas from the CNCF team!