FOSSASIA accepted as Google Summer of Code 2011 Mentoring Organization

FOSSASIA has been accepted as a mentor organization for Google Summer of Code 2011.

About GSOC: Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects. We have worked with several open source, free software, and technology-related groups to identify and fund several projects over a three month period. Since its inception in 2005, the program has brought together over 4,500 students and more than more than 4,000 mentors & co-mentors from over 85 countries worldwide, all for the love of code. Through Google Summer of Code, accepted student applicants are paired with a mentor or mentors from the participating projects, thus gaining exposure to real-world software development scenarios and the opportunity for employment in areas related to their academic pursuits. In turn, the participating projects are able to more easily identify and bring in new developers. Best of all, more source code is created and released for the use and benefit of all. (http://socghop.appspot.com/) More info also on the Google Open Source blog: http://google-opensource.blogspot.com

We are now looking for students interested to join GSOC and for mentors who would like to take on student projects.

The FOSSASIA 2011 projects focuses on Internationalization projects, GUI development to make tools available for a wider public in Asia and around the world, and on software supporting social change, e.g. for environmental protection. Please post you ideas in the wiki and on the mailing list. Starting from March 28 to April 8 students can apply on the GSOC website to become scholars for 2011.

Here are some links:

* FOSSASIA Ideas Page: http://wiki.fossasia.org/index.php/GSoC_Ideas

Please browse through ideas that people have already put up and post your own ideas.

* FOSSASIA mailing list

Join the mailing list and discuss project ideas: http://groups.google.com/group/fossasia

* FOSSASIA on Google Melange

http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/org/show/google/gsoc2011/fossasia

* Timeline

March 28: 19:00 UTC Student application period opens.
April 8: 19:00 UTC Student application deadline.

* Events

There are events informing students about GSOC 2011 all over the world. Check out http://goo.gl/aKBQ4

One event in Asia where you can get more info about the FOSSASIA GSOC project is the Open Design Camp Saigon. 

http://opendesign.asia

Sunday, 3 April, 2010, 9.00-17.00
University of Fine Arts, Đại học Mỹ thuật Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh
5 Phan Dang Luu, Dist. Binh Thanh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=118997938175310
Registration: http://goo.gl/zljbL

All the best and good luck to all applicants!

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