GSoC wants you to code syslog-ng/Zorp in the summer
Google Summer of Code (GSoC ) is a nice opportunity for higher education students to spend their summers productively by coding in open source software projects. This time BalaBit participates in GSoC with the help of the openSUSE project. If you are interested in enhancing syslog-ng or Zorp, please see our project ideas on the openSUSE ideas page: http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:GSOC_ideas#syslog-ng and http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:GSOC_ideas#Zorp
Why it is worth attending?
- You can have a lifetime experience
- It looks good in your CV
- If you need documentation from Google to provide to your school so you can obtain course credit, you can get it – after the positive final evaluation from your mentor
- You can earn 5000 USD for a 3 months student job
When can I apply?
The deadline is 6th April (Friday) 2012, 19:00 UTC.
Who can apply?
- Students, 18 years of age or older on or before April 23, 2012.
Google defines a student as an individual enrolled in or accepted into an accredited institution including (but not necessarily limited to) colleges, universities, masters programs, PhD programs and undergraduate programs. You are eligible to apply if you are enrolled in an accredited pre-university educational program provided you meet all of the other eligibility requirements.
More details: http://www.google-melange.com/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2012/faqs#age_restrictions
How to apply?
- Please discuss your application first with the project mentor (syslog-ng: Gergely Nagy firstname.lastname@example.org, Zorp: Szilard Pfeiffer email@example.com) and then apply at Google at http://www.google-melange.com/ and introduce yourself on the opensuse-project mailing list (http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-project/ )
- Please also attach a test exercise (depends on the project you apply to) a log of a successful syslog-ng 3.3 compilation from source/a log of a successful Zorp 3.9.5 compilation from source. An even more interesting thing would be if applicants already tried the Zorp virtual machines in advance, to get familiar with the software.
When I will be informed about further details?
On 23rd April the accepted student proposals announced on the Google Summer of Code 2012 site.
For further timeline, please visit http://www.google-melange.com/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2012/faqs#timeline
In case of any questions, please visit the Google Summer of Code 2012 Frequently Asked Questions site: http://www.google-melange.com/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2012/faqs#
We wish you good luck, and hope to hear from you soon!