Odyssey

27 Apr, 2008

Google Summer of Code

Posted by: Gargs In: Economy|Tech and Culture

I have nothing but praise for Google’s Summer of Code initiative. This has been going on for a few years now. Basically, Google supports various open source projects by giving them a miniscule financial assistance, but paid developers for about two months in the summer. Everyone benefits. The mentors get project recognition and talent; the students get a well paid ($4500 currently) summer job and Google’s seal of approval for their skills.

I wish something like this existed when I was a financially struggling graduate student at a time when the economy was near its worst in the not-so-distant past. That would have saved me from slaving for unappreciative educators in the university system who take pride in misguiding their students with fake promises of an assistantship in the next semester. I could have used those summers, instead, to do what I love doing – write code, and get paid doing it.

Check out this year’s wonderful projects at Google Code.

No Responses to "Google Summer of Code"

Comment Form

Categories

April 2008
M T W T F S S
« Mar   May »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930  

  • raisonavery: Hi, what a great web blog. I usually spend hours on the net reading blogs on various subjects. It affected me when I read your blog. Thanks for giving
  • Shawana Bruyn: Dating or being married to an American woman is like driving a beat-up Ford Escort. If you are only used to driving a beat-up Ford Escort, then you ha
  • Margorie Scandalios: i really love indian music because it is quite exotics ' Our personal website http://www.homeimprovementstuffs.com/some-examples-of-tub-chairs/

About

This is an example of a WordPress page, you could edit this to put information about yourself or your site so readers know where you are coming from.