BuildmLearn accepted to participate in Google Summer of Code 2014

We’re delighted to announce that BuildmLearn is accepted to participate in this year’s Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program. This is the first time we’ve applied to the program and we’re in!

For those who haven’t heard about the program here’s a gist,

Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects. We work with many open source, free software, and technology-related groups to identify and fund projects over a three month period. Since its inception in 2005, the program has brought together nearly 6,000 successful student participants and over 3000 mentors from over 100 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.

We’re looking forward to work with students across the globe on our project ideas. We have put our project ideas on the Github Wiki here: https://github.com/BuildmLearn/BuildmLearn-Toolkit/wiki/Google-Summer-of-Code-2014-Ideas

In addition to this, we have setup a page for guidance and instructions students interested in BuildmLearn for GSoC. Here is the link to the page: https://github.com/BuildmLearn/BuildmLearn-Toolkit/wiki/Guidance-for-Students

The above page contains general guidelines on communication and how to write a proposal for BuildmLearn project ideas.

As always, we are available to answer any questions in our BuildmLearn Google group: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/buildmlearn

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