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Information Session 3/24/2010 "Google Summer of Code 2010"

Posted Mar. 19, 2010

What:  Google Summer of Code 2010 Information Session
Who:   Andrew Sutton, CS PhD Candidate
Where: MSB 121
When:  10-11am, Wednesday 24 March 2010

Additional Info:  http://socghop.appspot.com


Since 2005, Google has sponsored a summer program designed to encourage college student participation in Open Source software development. Through this program, students submit applications to Open Source organizations, proposing summer-long programming projects. There are 153 participating organizations this year, including GNU, GNOME, KDE, GCC, Apache, Linux, Blender, Eclipse, Mono, X.Org, and many, many more. Students whose proposals are accepted are paired with a mentor from their Open Source organization and are awarded a $5000 stipend. Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is open to all full-time students (undergraduate or graduate) who are 18 or older.

Andrew Sutton, a PhD Candidate in the Department of Computer Science at Kent State University, has participated in the Google Summer of Code program since 2007, working on projects for the Boost C++ Libraries. Mr. Sutton first participated as a student in 2007 and 2008, then as a mentor in 2009, and will act as both a mentor and administrator in 2010.

Next Wednesday (24 March 2010), Mr. Sutton will host an Information Session about the Google Summer of Code program from 10-11am in MSB 121. He will give a short presentation on the program, and then he and other KSU GSoC award recipients will discuss their experiences and answer questions.

All students are welcome to attend!