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  • 1. Program Overview March 11, 2010 damencho@sip-communicator.org 1/17
  • 2. SIP Communicator Skype-like Conference Calls March 11, 2010 damencho@sip-communicator.org 2/17
  • 3. Agenda • What is Google Summer of Code ? • What are the goals of the program ? • How does GSoC work ? • Google Summer of Code timeline • Student stipends • Participating projects • GSoC in numbers March 11, 2010 damencho@sip-communicator.org 3/17
  • 4. What is GSoC ? The Google Summer of Code is a program designed to encourage college student participation in open source development March 11, 2010 damencho@sip-communicator.org 4/17
  • 5. GSoC goals • Inspire young developers to begin participating in open source development • Provide students in Computer Science and related fields the opportunity to do work related to their academic pursuits during the summer • Give students more exposure to real-world software development scenarios (e.g., distributed development, software licensing questions, mailing-list etiquette, etc.) • 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 March 11, 2010 damencho@sip-communicator.org 5/17
  • 6. How does it work? • Program Genesis • “Flip bits not burgers” during summer holidays • Exposure to real-world software development • Students submit project proposals to the organizations, organizations rank the submissions (students paired with mentor from open source community) • Execute to milestones laid out in accepted program application • Google allocates a given number of slots to each organization, the students work all summer on their project in close mentored collaboration with that organization • Program stipend allows students to concentrate on OSS development full-time March 11, 2010 damencho@sip-communicator.org 6/17
  • 7. GSoC 2010 Timeline • March 8-12: Google will accept applications from open source projects. • March 13-17: Google program administrators review organization applications. • March 18: List of accepted mentoring organizations published on socghop.appspot.com • March 29-April 9: Student applications acceptance period. • Interim Period: Would-be student participants discuss application ideas with mentoring organizations. March 11, 2010 damencho@sip-communicator.org 7/17
  • 8. GSoC 2010 Timeline • March 29: Student application period opens. • April 9: Student application deadline. • April 26: Accepted student proposals announced at http://socghop.appspot.com/ • May 24: Students begin coding for their GSoC projects. • July 16: Mid-term evaluations deadline. • August 20: Final evaluation deadline. • September: Students can begin submitting required code samples to Google. March 11, 2010 damencho@sip-communicator.org 8/17
  • 9. Student stipends • Google will provide a stipend of 5500 USD per accepted student developer, of which 5000 USD goes to the student and 500 USD goes to the mentoring organization. • Accepted students in good standing with their mentoring organization will receive a 500 USD stipend shortly after coding begin. • Students who receive passing mid-term evaluations will receive a 2250 USD stipend shortly after the mid- term evaluation. • Students who receive passing final evaluations and who have submitted their final program evaluations will receive a 2250 USD stipend and mentoring organizations will receive 500 USD shortly after the final evaluation deadline. March 11, 2010 damencho@sip-communicator.org 9/17
  • 10. Wide range of participating projects • Operating Systems • OS Enhancements • Hardware Management • Mobile, Portable, Handheld & Calculators • Databases • Programming Languages, Libraries & Compilers • Code Design, Development & Management • Open Source Development • Internet & Networks • Video, TV & Photography March 11, 2010 damencho@sip-communicator.org 10/17
  • 11. Wide range of participating projects • Web Technologies • Content Management • Office Applications & Text Editors • Simulations, Modeling & Neural Network • Analytical Sciences • Biology and Health Care • Graphics, 3D Rendering, CAD & Animation • Game Development • Mail, Phone & Instant Messaging • Library Science & Publishing • Multimedia, Audio & Music March 11, 2010 damencho@sip-communicator.org 11/17
  • 12. Why should I participate ? • The program has been exceptionally successful both for Google and for the participating organizations/projects • Can attract advanced degree research efforts, talented students • Students are eager and work exceptionally hard on their projects (in fact, they usually propose their own project topics) • Successful collaboration model for remotely interacting as part of an open source project with community resources in place March 11, 2010 damencho@sip-communicator.org 12/17
  • 13. GSoC in numbers 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 400 students 630 students 900 students 1125 students 1000 students 40 organizations 100 organizations 130 organizations 175 organizations 150 organizations 49 countries 90 countries 90 countries 98 countries 70 countries final success rate final success rate final success rate final success rate final success rate 82% 82% 80% 83% 85% March 11, 2010 damencho@sip-communicator.org 13/17
  • 14. SIP Communicator at the Google Summer of Code Proud Participant in GSoC 2007, 2008 and 2009. • 2007: Received 8 student slots. 7 students completed successfully • 2008: Received 20 student slots, gave back 5 14 students completed successfully • 2009: Received 10 student slots 8 students completed successfully March 11, 2010 damencho@sip-communicator.org 14/17
  • 15. Useful links • Google Summer of Code web page http://socghop.appspot.com/ • Google Summer of Code FAQ http://socghop.appspot.com/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2010/faqs • Google Summer of Code discussion group http://groups.google.com/group/google-summer-of-code-discuss • Chat with us at IRC Freenode #gsoc channel March 11, 2010 damencho@sip-communicator.org 15/17
  • 16. Any questions ? March 11, 2010 damencho@sip-communicator.org 16/17
  • 17. Thank you for your attention We are looking forward to your participation! March 11, 2010 damencho@sip-communicator.org 17/17