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POSSCON GSoC + GCI Presentation

  1. 1. www.google-melange.com
  2. 2. AgendaWhat is Google Summer of Code?What are the goals of the program?How does Google Summer of Code work?Google Summer of Code timelineStipendsParticipating projectsWhy should I participate?GSoC in numbersUseful linksGoogle Code-in
  3. 3. What is Google Summer of Code?Google Summer of Code is a program designed toencourage college student participation in open source software development.
  4. 4. What are the goals of the program?Inspire young developers to begin participating in opensource developmentProvide students in computer science and related fields theopportunity to do work related to their academic pursuitsduring the summerGive students more exposure to real-world softwaredevelopment scenarios (e.g. distributed development,software licensing questions, mailing list etiquette, etc.)Get more open source code created and released for thebenefit of allHelp open source projects identify and bring in newdevelopers and committers
  5. 5. Google Summer of Code timelineMarch 26-April 6: Student application periodApril 23: Accepted student proposals announcedat http://www.google-melange.comMay 21: Students begin codingJuly 13: Mid-term evaluation deadlineAugust 20: Pencils downAugust 27: Final results of Google Summer ofCode 2012 announcedAugust 31: Students can being submittingrequired code samples to Google.
  6. 6. How does Google Summer of Code work?Program Genesis “Flip bits, not burgers” during summer holidays Exposure to real-world software developmentStudents submit project proposals to the organizations, whoselect student(s) and pair with mentor from the org Student must execute to milestones laid out in their accepted project proposal Google allocates a given number of slots to each organization, the students work on their project in close mentored collaboration with that organization Program stipend allows students to concentrate on OSS development full-time
  7. 7. StipendsGoogle will provide a stipend of 5500 USD per acceptedstudent developer, of which 5000 USD goes to the studentand 500 USD goes to the mentoring organization.Accepted students in good standing with their mentoringorganization will receive a 500 USD stipend shortly aftercoding begins.Students who receive passing mid-term evaluations willreceive a 2250 USD stipend shortly after the mid-termevaluation.Students who receive passing final evaluations will receive a2250 USD stipend and mentoring organizations will receive500 USD shortly after the final evaluation deadline.
  8. 8. Participating Projects http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/accepted_orgs/google/ gsoc2012
  9. 9. Why should I participate?Students gain: skills real world experience sample code contactsOrganizations gain: new contributions & contributors global exposure
  10. 10. GSoC in numbers: FOSS Projects
  11. 11. GSoC in numbers: Students
  12. 12. GSoC in numbers: Countries
  13. 13. GSoC in numbers 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011Students 400 630 905 1125 1000 1026 1115Orgs 40 102 130 175 150 150 175Countries 49 90 90 98 70 70 69Success 80% 82% 81% 83% 85% 90% 88%Rate
  14. 14. Useful linksGoogle Summer of Code web page http://www.google-melange.comGoogle Summer of Code discussion group http://groups.google.com/group/google-summer-of-code-discussGoogle Summer of Code student guide http://www.booki.cc/gsocstudentguide/
  15. 15. Google Code-inSister program to Google Summer of Code for 13-17 year oldsAdministered as a contest for points and prize moneyStudents complete tasks during the contest window from seven different categories: code, documentation, outreach, QA, research, training, translation, and user interfaceRan from November 9, 2011 – January 16, 2012
  16. 16. Google Code-in18 open source organizations542 students from 52 countriesTotal of 3,054 tasks completed10 grand prize winners coming to Google headquarters in Mountain View in June
  17. 17. Google Code-inGoogle Code-in web page http://code.google.com/gci
  18. 18. Thanks for your attention We look forward to your participation!

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