If you are a student, the 2007 edition of Google’s Summer of Code is now open. Summer of Code is like an internship, but instead of working for a company, you work on an open source project. Google supplies a stipend for you, and you’ll learn technical stuff and also learn how open source projects work. If you’re ambitious, this could be your chance to get your code into an open source project and have it used by people around the world.
If you know a student who might be interested, please point them at the Google site. If you know female students, who might be interested, *really* encourage them to apply. Here’s a concrete way to help women get involved in open source projects.
OSAF is going to be participating again this year — the relevant information is here.