Google Summer of Code is getting ready to kick off their 11th iteration of the program. It offers a unique opportunity for students to get involved in open source, with the original slogan of the program being: "Flip bits, not burgers." All of the mentoring organizations have been announced, the student proposals are in, and the selected projects were just announced this week. I have taken part in this program as a student, mentor, and organization administrator over the years. This year the number of mentoring organizations was reduced to 137 from 190 last year (a high); this being the lowest since I took part for the first time in 2007.