[Loadstone] Summer of code sponsored by Google

monty at loadstone-gps.com monty at loadstone-gps.com
Tue Mar 20 16:54:45 GMT 2007


This definitely looks like a good idea but as far as I can tell the 
deadline was last week!

Best regards,
On Tue, 20 Mar 2007, Reisender wrote:

> Hi all,
> I do not know if this is interesting for us but the programmers of you would
> know it better.
> Google sponsors another summer of code ...
> http://code.google.com/soc/
> Regards from Per
> What is Google Summer of Code?
> Google Summer of CodeTM is a program that offers student developers stipends
> to write code for various open source projects. Google will be working with
> a several open source, free software and technology-related groups to
> identify and fund several projects over a three month period. Historically,
> the program
> has brought together over 1,000 students with over 100 open source projects,
> to create hundreds of thousands of lines of code. The program, which kicked
> off in
> 2005,
> is now in its third year, following on from a very successful
> 2006.
> While the majority of past student participants were enrolled in university
> Computer Science and Computer Engineering programs, GSoCers come from a wide
> variety of educational backgrounds, from computational biology to mining
> engineering. Many of our past participants had never participated in an
> open-source
> project before GSoC; others used the GSoC stipend as an opportunity to
> concentrate fully on their existing open source coding activities over the
> summer.
> Several of our 2005 students went on to become mentors in 2006.
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