Google Summer of Code 2013 has been officially announced. The Google Summer of Code is a mentoring scheme in which software developers from across the open source community pass on their knowledge to the next generation of coding enthusiasts. This year, the Genome Informatics Group, organizing the joint efforts of Wormbase, Reactome, SeqWare, GMOD, Galaxy, JBrowse, and Gbrowse will apply to participate in this year’s GSoC program. More information on project ideas and the program will be published at the GMOD website. If you have any questions, project suggestions, or interested in mentoring students, please feel free to send a post to the Genome Informatics Google group or contact robin.haw [at] oicr.on.ca. Student applicants will need to wait a little longer until the list of participating organizations is released in March.