are you a student? do you enjoy programming? open source? and what about money? well, if you answerd yes to all of these questions you’ll really love Google Summer of Code (aka GSoC).
“is a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects. (…) 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.”
we at wouwlabs are working hard to get this done. in my case, i’m trying to work under Natural User Interfaces (aka NUI Group) mentorship.
NUI Group is an interactive media community researching and creating open source machine sensing techniques to benefit artistic, commercial and educational applications, and the greatest group in world about multi-touch technology. It was also one of the biggest collaborators to our success in building our multi-touch table (here, link in portuguese, or here). it would be a real pleasure to reciprocate them and colaborate with NUI’s growing!
you can read my idea proposal here. any feedback is welcome!