We are happy to announce that Natural User Interface Group (NUI Group) has been selected for mentoring organization in Google Summer of Code 2008.
Want to write open source code? Want to make money? Want to do both? Join NUI Group for this year edition of Google Summer of Code.
If you’re a student and maybe even a NUI Group member check out our projects ideas wiki page. Prepare your project proposal and apply! Google is offering successful student contributors a 4500 USD summer salary, enabling them to focus on their coding projects for three months. And this year you can code with NUI Group.
We are looking for your participation and for innovative and creative projects proposal. If you don’t find interesting project at our ideas webpage feel free to send us your own project idea. Starting from today (March 17th) students have a week (till March 24th) to discuss projects ideas with mentors from NUI Group. The student application period begins Monday, March 24th 2008 and ends Monday, March 31st 2008.
If you don’t know what GSoC is, here is a little description from GSoC FAQ:
“Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source projects. Google will be working with a several open source, free software, and technology-related groups to identify and fund several projects over a three month period. Historically, the program has brought together over 1,500 students with over 130 open source projects to create millions of lines of code. The program, which kicked off in 2005, is now in its fourth year. If are feeling nostalgic or are interested in learning more about the projects we have worked with in the past, check out the 2006 and 2007 program pages.”
Also here is the latest blog post at Google Open Source blog about GSoC: Meet your mentors.
Big request to NUI Group member: Spread the word about NUI Group participation in GSoC 2008 on your blogs.