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  • 1. The OW2 programming contest in China: a success story Alexandre Lefebvre OW2 CTO 9 November 2010, Grenoble
  • 2. History Experience of OW2 projects to GSOC in 2007 OW2 invited to be guest in the Scilab programming contest in October 2008 Decision to organize a joint Scilab-OW2 programming contest in China, starting in 2009© OW2 Consortium 2010 www.ow2.org 9 Nov. 2010, Grenoble – 2
  • 3. OW2 Programming contestPrinciples What is it?  Joint programming contest with Scilab  Two distinct parallel OW2 and Scilab tracks What does it consist of? 1.OW2 projects propose topics for work • typically 3 to 4 man-months workload 2.Contestants register and select a topic 3.Programming happens during the summer, with contestants ↔ OW2 project interactions 4.Development of the code hosted on the Trustie collaborative development platform Who should participate?  Open to everyone...  …but awards ceremony in China (hosted by a Chinese university)© OW2 Consortium 2010 www.ow2.org 9 Nov. 2010, Grenoble – 3
  • 4. OW2 Programming contestOrganization What is expected from OW2?  OW2 projects submit topics for the contest  OW2 Management Office and OW2 China Local Chapter advertise the contest and publish the topics on the OW2 website  OW2 organizes the selection jury and process  OW2 looks for sponsors for the prizes Typical timeline 1.Topics proposal → mid February 2.Opening of the contest → early March  Registration of contestants → June 1.Submission of work → end August 2.Selection by OW2 jury → mid September 3.Ceremony in China → late September© OW2 Consortium 2010 www.ow2.org 9 Nov. 2010, Grenoble – 4
  • 5. OW2 Programming contestSelection and awardWhat happens to the submissions?  OW2 forms a jury with the Technology Council and the OW2 project topic contacts  Jury selection of first, second and third prizesWhat happens next?  Joint awards ceremony with Scilab  Annoucement of the winner at the ceremony  Includes a joint SCILAB-OW2 workshop • with presentations by the contestantsWho organizes the ceremony and workshop  A Chinese university is in charge of local organization© OW2 Consortium 2010 www.ow2.org 9 Nov. 2010, Grenoble – 5
  • 6. OW2 2009 Programming Contest First OW2 programming contest 21 topics proposed from OW2 projects Total 17 registered teams 6 team works submitted Teams came from  Peking University (PKU)  Beihang University (BUAA)  Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics© OW2 Consortium 2010 www.ow2.org 9 Nov. 2010, Grenoble – 6
  • 7. OW2 2010 Programming Contest Second OW2 programming contest 45 topics proposed from OW2 projects Total 21 registered teams 12 team works submitted Teams came from  Institute of Software Chinese Academy of Science  Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics  National University of Defense Technology  Peking University© OW2 Consortium 2010 www.ow2.org 9 Nov. 2010, Grenoble – 7
  • 8. Benefits for OW2For OW2 projects  Exposure of project through topic publication  Possibility to attract contributors  Integration of result work in the codebase  Collaboration with Chinese universities and studentsFor OW2 members  Possibility of sponsorship and associated visibility  Perspectives of hiring studentsFor the OW2 community  Visible community event  Increases links with the OW2 China Local Chapter  Increases links with other communities (SCILAB)© OW2 Consortium 2010 www.ow2.org 9 Nov. 2010, Grenoble – 8
  • 9. Benefits for the contestantsPossibility to win a prize JParticipation to an international communityDiscovery of open source developmentParticipation to the ceremony  Including oral presentation in English  Including slides and published abstract© OW2 Consortium 2010 www.ow2.org 9 Nov. 2010, Grenoble – 9
  • 10. Lessons and perspectivesContestants deliver in a short time  Need to setup a weekly report between each team and its topic contact for efficiencyOrganization takes some time  But it is part of our job and service to the OW2 projectsWe will continue in 2011!© OW2 Consortium 2010 www.ow2.org 9 Nov. 2010, Grenoble – 10