Google Summer of Code 2013 has not yet been announced. However we had the first GSoC introductory session at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, last Saturday. Organized by the Association of Computer Engineering Students (ACES) in collaboration with The Fedora Project.
It was good to be back at the University exactly after 6 months.
The event is a success with around 50 students participants. Myself and former GSoC students who were the students at the University of Peradeniya also participated to address the gathering. It was an adhoc event with demonstrations on “what”, “why” and “how” on Google Summer of Code, GSoC.
The event started by myself with an Introduction for GSoC and demonstrated how to find an organization, how to apply, how to use IRC and related stuff.
Then there were some refreshments and after that Gayan and Thilina who was a student participant with GSoC 2012 with phpMyAdmin project shared some experiences. Then Chanaka who represented GSoC 2012 with phpMyAdmin introduced Version Control Systems to the students.
As the last session Harsha who was a former GSoC participant with openMRS has shared his experiences and introduced the openMRS project.
I would like to thanks Lali who was a GSoC 2012 student participant for the Fedora Project for actively engage with organizing this event and would like to invite him to apply for the Fedora Ambassadorship after considering his continuous support towards expanding the Fedora Project.
Still I didnt get the photos and will update once I receive then.