Google Summer of Code 2010 (in English)

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English slides for my presentation about the Google Summer of Code for the PHP User Group meeting in Stuttgart, Germany, 2010-03-10

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  • Google Summer of Code 2010 (in English)

    1. 1. Google Summer of Code™ "Flip bits not burgers" http://socghop.appspot.com/
    2. 2. Google is paying students to write Open Source software.
    3. 3. In cooperation with approx. 150 Open Source organizations.
    4. 4. (arbitrary selection from 2009)
    5. 5. Goals • Motivate students to write Open Source software • Provide "Real World" experience in software development • Help organizations find new members for their community • not a recruiting program
    6. 6. Roles Google ... Open Source Orgs ... • selects Open Source • provide project ideas organizations for the program • select students • sets number of student • provide mentors slots per organization • decide whether the • pays the students project was successful
    7. 7. $5000 + T-shirt
    8. 8. Payment • $500 at the start of the Coding Period • $2250 after the Mid- Term Evaluations • $2250 after the Final Evaluations • T-shirt + certificate
    9. 9. Benefits for Students • get some real-life experience in software development • ... and Open Source development • software created will actually be used • have "Google" in your CV
    10. 10. Benefits for Organizations • get new functionality and improvements implemented • get new members for the community
    11. 11. Benefits for Google? • not a recruiting program • but reserve right to make an offer to outstanding students • give back to the Open Source community
    12. 12. Participants Organizations Students 1500 1125 1125 1000 1000 900 750 630 400 375 130 175 150 150 100 40 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
    13. 13. Success Rate 2009 successful not successful 15 % 85 %
    14. 14. March 8-12 Application period for Open Source organizations
    15. 15. March 18 Announcement of accepted Open Source organizations March 29 - April 9 Students apply with the Open Source organizations
    16. 16. Recommendations • Talk to the organization before sending your application! • Student ideas are often welcome, but do some research first. • Application should contain an "about myself" and a (rough) project plan • Check for feedback!
    17. 17. April 26 Announcement of accepted students also: cut-off date for eligibility requirements (18 years old, being enrolled)
    18. 18. followed by: "Community Bonding Period" May 24 - August 16 Coding Period July 12-16 Mid-Term Evaluations
    19. 19. Meet your mentors
    20. 20. Overview • http://socghop.appspot.com/ or http://code.google.com/soc/ • List of organizations: March 18 • Student application period: March 29 - April 9 • Coding Period: May 24 - August 16
    21. 21. Credits • Photos via flickr, thanks to: Tim Samoff, Jorge Gaspar Sanz Salinas, secretlondon123, Seb Ruiz, Pınar Yanardağ, warthog9, manuki • Data & GSoC Logo: Google

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