Just wanted to remind all interested students who want to do a Google Summer of Code project to apply as soon as possible. You need your proposal to be submitted before April the 3rd to have a chance to be accepted, but as always the sooner your apply the better. Be sure to look at our guidelines for how to write your GSoC application and if you need some ideas for what to propose look at our ideas list.
Also let me also point you to my earlier blog post about what kind of Google summer of code project to do. The key factor of success is motivation, which in turns depend on having chosen a project you think is fun and which challenge you enjoy.