Newline2011/Schedule/Google Summer of Code 2011
Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects, organized yearly by Google. Since its inception in 2005, the program has brought together over 4500 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.
This short talk will introduce you to the concept, all the over 9000 reasons why you definitely should participate, and some practical tips on how to get accepted and successfully finish a project.
 About the speaker
Jeroen De Dauw successfully participated in both GSoC 2009 and 2010 with projects on the MediaWiki platform for the Wikimedia Foundation. He's now one of top 10 all time contributors to MediaWiki (and extensions) and earns a living as a professional MediaWiki developer.
You can get the slides File:2011 03 12 gsoc2011 newline.odp