The 2012 ESA Summer of Code In Space (SOCIS) starts!
ESA Summer of Code in Space 2012: In Space no one can hear you code ================================================== ======= The 2012 ESA Summer of Code In Space (SOCIS) starts! Mentoring organization (i.e. open source space-related projects) that want to participate can apply from now until 15/07/2012. Modeled after the Google Summer of Code, SOCIS is an European Space Agency (ESA) initiative and offers students the opportunity to be paid to develop open source code for space related open source projects. Code like you have never done before: this summer, participate to SOCIS either as a student developer or as a mentoring organization. ESA Summer of Code in Space (SOCIS) is an initiative supportedof the European Space Agency (ESA) and offers student developers stipends to write code for various space-related open source software projects. Through SOCIS, accepted student applicants are paired with a mentor or mentors from the participating projects, thus gaining exposure to real- world software development scenarios. In turn, the participating projects are able to more easily identify and bring in new developers. In addition, this program constitutes an opportunity to connect students with an interest of the space-industry with several software companies. The program is inspired by (but not affiliated or related in any way to) Google's Summer of Code initiative, and has been designed with the following objectives in mind: a. raise the awareness of open source projects related to space within the open source programming community, especially among students; b. raise awareness of ESA within the open-source community; c. improve existing space-related open-source software. d. find new talents for developing space applications To learn more about the program, check out the time-line, visit our documentation center, or head to our mailing list. We hope you will be part of the project this year ! Links: - SOCIS2012 website: http://sophia.estec.esa.int/socis2012/ - Timeline: http://sophia.estec.esa.int/socis2012/?q=timeline - FAQ : http://sophia.estec.esa.int/socis2012/?q=faq - Google Summer of Code : http://code.google.com/soc/ __________________________________________________ _ Constellation Note: We just applied, here are our project ideas, so cross fingers, that we will be selected!