I am delighted to announce that the OSU Open Source Lab has once again been selected as a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code. This year Google has selected 175 organizations in the open source world to act as mentors. We at the OSL are honored to be included in such a prestigious list. The GSoC program is open to college and university students worldwide, providing students with a cash stipend to fund their work over the summer on some great open source projects.
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Get your Google Summer of Code proposal in now! They’re due by noon tomorrow.
Don’t miss out on your chance to get paid to work on open source software for the summer!
It’s that time of year again! Google has renewed the Summer of Code program for 2009.
Google is going to pay students $4,500 to work on some of the coolest open source projects in the world. The OSU OSL has been accepted as a mentoring organization again for 2009. Interested in working with the OSL this summer? Check out our ideas page and submit a proposal!
The application deadline is April 3rd at noon Pacific time. Coding starts on May 23rd.
All right you students out there … here’s your chance to get paid to work on open source software projects. Google is offering to pay you $4,500 this summer to work on an open source project, all you have to do is apply! They’ve even extended the application deadline to Monday, April 7th to make sure you have time to get your application finished.
So what are you waiting for? Apply now at: http://code.google.com/soc/2008/
On Monday, August 20th, the 2007 Google Summer of Code came to its scheduled conclusion. The OSL mentored four students on three projects this year. We’re proud to announce that all four passed with flying colors. We’ve been delighted with the quality of their work, and look forward to continued work with them all!
Thanks to Google’s generous support, the OSL was able to host three varied and exciting projects:
Wahoo! Summer’s come early this year!
Well, sorta. Google Summer of Code for 2007 in on! The mentoring organizations have been selected and Google is currently accepting student applications. I’m proud to say that my great employer has been selected as a mentoring organization again this year.
Want to get paid $4,500 to write open source code over the summer? Apply now! The student applications are due by March 24th.
Note to self: Try to not schedule a bunch of stuff on the next Friday the 13th
Let’s see, today I had:
- A major dog and pony show for the OVSD stakeholders
- The second day of GOSCON
- A flight down to SFO to participate in the Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit
#1 of course had plenty of Murphy’s Law moments – meeting room laptop didn’t have the right software and the staff didn’t have admin access to allow us to install anything, video projector misbehavior … you know, the typical, “Hi, my name is Bubba and I be a taychnologee gooroo. Now where is that durned rodent-thing so I can show you what we done through dem Internets tubes?” kind of moments. We survived. No angry mob of teachers with torches and pitchforks chased me out of Salem, so I’ll count that as a “near miss.”
#2 …. well, stuff like that sometimes takes a while to develop. You know, say the wrong thing to the wrong person at the wrong time in the hall between sessions. That whole squishy carbon-based networking thing. I don’t think I fubared anything so I’m calling it a definite “miss” until proven wrong.
#3, however. Oh, my. Part of it I brought on myself, so I can’t blame the curse for it all (as you’ll see). But it’s damn sure … enhanced … it. Walk into the airport – flight delayed. Then Corey and I both walk up to the self-check in kiosk. He strolls right on through no problem. I, however, am told I need to see an agent. Umm … oooookaaaay … same travel agent, same flight, same everything, but I get the “special” treatment. Corey says, “I bet it’s the hyphen.” Bingo. After a lengthy and entertaining monologue involving his third wife and the phrase, “I used to be a software engineer … they dropped all those symbols to save money” from the ticket agent, we learn that yes, indeed, the system barfed because it didn’t like the hyphen in my last name. Sheesh. Off to security. Ummm … remember that Leatherman I thought I lost months ago? Found it! (yay!) In my carry-on. (boo!) Points to the PDX TSA security staff for being so friendly and patient. Individually, nothing worth thinking about. But collectively … oh yes. A palpable “hit”, Mr. Murphey.
To be fair, I did get on an airplane and, even though it was a bit late, it went up in the air, flew a few hundred miles, and came down just exactly as it was supposed to do, so I shouldn’t be complaining. Nope. No complaints here. Just a bit of chagrin and a touch of self-mockery.
P.S. – After watching Wenzel play Burnout over at the Mozilla offices tonight … perhaps I shouldn’t be so sad he’s headed back to driving on German roads instead of somewhere around here.