Google's latest "Summer of Code
" has ended, and Moodle users are among the big beneficiaries. Begun in 2005, the program pays stipends to student developers 18 or older to write code for open source software projects. The students are teamed up with mentors from the participating projects in order to give them exposure to the nitty-gritty of real-world software development and potential opportunities for future employment. This year about 1,200 students participated over the course of three to four months.