Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development. Students work with an open source organization on a 3 month programming project during their break from school.
Drupal is applying to be part of the program in 2016 too. Our involvement in the program was extremely successful in the past. Some of the most prominent members of the community were introduced to Drupal through the Summer of code.
We are currently in the phase of collecting project ideas for 2016 edition of the program. There are few more days left to submit ideas. I just added my proposal today and you should do the same.