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GSoC 2014 Introduction Presentation @ TechEx UoM Inauguration Ceremony

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    GSoC 2014 Presentation @ TechEx UoM Inauguration GSoC 2014 Presentation @ TechEx UoM Inauguration Presentation Transcript

    • I am, • • • • • Andun Sameera - CSE Final Year Undergraduate GSoC 2013 Student – Apache OpenMeetings Committer - Apache WicketStuff Contributor – Apache Synapse, Airavata, Axis2 Software Engineering Intern @ WSO2 • Contributor for WSO2 ESB – World’s fastest ESB • Contributor for WSO2 Identity Server • Contributor for WSO2 Application Server • Contributor for WSO2 Clarity Framework
    • What is FOSS? Free Open Source Software is software that you can truly feel belongs to you. It is usually developed by community-driven projects of which the whole aim is to provide people with highquality software that equals or betters the capabilities of proprietary, closed source software that you have to pay for and that limits your rights and ownership.
    • What is Google Summer of Code? Google Summer of Code is a program designed to encourage university student participation in open source software development.
    • What are the goals of the program? • Inspire young developers to begin participating in open source development • Give students more exposure to realworld software development scenarios (e.g. Mailing list etiquette, distributed development, etc.)
    • What are the goals of the program? • Get more open source code created and released for the benefit of all • Help open source projects identify and bring in new developers and committers
    • How does GSoC works? • Organizations who do open source software development submit project ideas to GSoC. • Students submit project proposals to the organizations, who select student(s) and pair with mentor(s) from the org • With in a given time period, students and mentors work to complete the projects • Program stipend allows students to concentrate on OSS development
    • Participating Projects • • • • • • • • • • • Operating Systems Hardware Management Mobile, Portable, Handheld Devices Databases Programming Languages Video, Music, TV, and Photography Code Design, Development & Management Humanitarian Efforts Content Management Biology, Analytical Sciences, Health Care And More!
    • Why Should I Participate?
    • Stipends • Google will provide a stipend of 6000 USD per accepted student developer, of which 5500 USD goes to the student and 500 USD goes to the mentoring organization. • Acceptance of a project will give you 500 USD If You pass the mid-term evaluations, you will receive 2250 USD. • Students who receive passing final evaluations will receive 2750 USD.
    • Scholarships and Conferences
    • Scholarships and Conferences
    • More importantly a good qualification in IT Sector….
    • GSoC and UoM • GSoC was started in 2005 • UoM was involved in GSoC from its beginning • Since 2007, UoM wins GSoC having the highest number of participants from a single university
    • GSoC and UoM? 45 Number of Students 40 39 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
    • GSoC 2014 • 2014 is the 10th instance of Google Summer of Code! • Student stipend increased by 10% to 5500 USD. • Accepting 10% more students. • Google is visiting 10 countries where they have high participation in Google Summer of Code
    • GSoC 2014 • 24 February, 2014: List of accepted organizations announced on • 10 – 21 March, 2014: Student application period. • 21 April, 2014: Accepted students announced on
    • Useful Links • • ntoring • Melange: • Google Summer of Code discussion list:!forum/goo gle-summer-of-code-discuss • Google Summer of Code student manual:
    • Thank You! We look forward to your participation