Google will not allow programmers from Russia and Belarus to participate in the contest


Google has banned citizens of Russia and Belarus from participating in the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) programming contest in 2022, according to the section of the contest’s website with answers to frequently asked questions.

“Due to the current circumstances, GSoC 2022 does not accept participants (participants, mentors or administrators of organizations) from Russia, Belarus and the so—called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR),” the official statement said.

However, Google noted that there are no restrictions for participants who are located on the territory of Ukraine.

Google Summer of Code is a competition held by Google Corporation for programmers from around the world. Its participants are students working on open source projects. The amount of the scholarship paid to participants depends on the size of the project, as well as their country of residence: it usually reaches 1.5-6.6 thousand dollars.

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