[Ubuntu-PH] Fwd: [plug-misc] Google Summer of Code 2008 is On!
yolynne at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 17:33:48 UTC 2008
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From: ruben d canlas jr <rubencanlas at gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 5:35 AM
Subject: [plug-misc] Google Summer of Code 2008 is On!
To: plug-misc at lists.linux.org.ph
GSoC needs both students and mentors. Students take $4,500 each (may change,
but this is last year's grant). Let's put more Filipino students and mentors
here! This is not a contest, per se, so the more, the many-er :)
If you have more questions, go to the FAQ or email me.
Here's an excerpt from the GSoC FAQs (What is Google Summer of
About Google Summer of Code
1. What is *Google Summer of Code*?
*Google Summer of Code* (GSoC) 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 1,500 students with over
130 open source projects to create millions of lines of code. The program,
which kicked off in 2005 <http://code.google.com/soc/2005/>, is now in its
fourth year. If are feeling nostalgic or are interested in learning more
about the projects we have worked with in the past, check out the
and 2007 <http://code.google.com/soc/2007/> program pages.
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. Many of our "graduates" have later become
2. What are the goals of this program?
*Google Summer of Code* has several goals:
- Get more open source code created and released for the benefit of
- Inspire young developers to begin participating in open source
- Help open source projects identify and bring in new developers and
- Provide students in Computer Science and related fields the
opportunity to do work related to their academic pursuits during the summer
(think "flip bits, not burgers");
- Give students more exposure to real-world software development
scenarios (e.g., distributed development, software licensing
questions, mailing-list etiquette).
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