[OSGeo Africa] Fwd: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo has been accepted at Google Summer of Code 2014!

Gavin Fleming gavinjfleming at gmail.com
Mon Feb 24 23:05:24 PST 2014

If you can manage this in the southern hemisphere winter, it's a great 
opportunity to

- be paid to write code for three months to add functionality to a FOSS 
GIS project while being guided by a mentor

- mentor up and coming developers in a project you are passionate about

Lots of features in various FOSS GIS tools saw the light of day as SoC 
projects. To my knowledge no-one from Africa has participated yet so why 
not be the first?


Hello all, and sorry for cross-posting,

Hamish, Dustan and I have the great pleasure to announce that OSGeo has
been accepted once again as a mentoring organization to the Google
Summer of Code program [0]! Have a look at the great variety of OSGeo
and guest software projects listed on the main OSGeo ideas page on the
wiki - it will be another diverse, lively patchwork of open geospatial
toolsets [2].

What to do now?

- Would-be mentors: have a look at Mentors Guide, discuss with previous
years' mentors for guidance and wait for more instructions on how to
register. All links and info will be available shortly at [1]

- Would-be students: talk with the developers of your preferred
software project(s) and start working on your proposals. Have a look at
the Ideas pages for inspiration [2].

- All: feel free to discuss on soc mailing list on how to improve this
year's SoC, and add your ideas to the wiki [3]

Next item in calendar: Student application period opens -  March 10 at
19:00 UTC [4].

For any question that is not listed in the FAQs [5], just ask on soc

[0] https://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/org/list/public/google/gsoc2014
and https://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/org2/google/gsoc2014/osgeo
[1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code_2014_Administrative
[2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code_2014_Ideas
[3] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code_2014_Improvements
[4] https://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/events/google/gsoc2014

All the best,

Anne Ghisla, Hamish Bowman and Dustan Adkins
OSGeo GSoC Administrators 2014

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