DHIS2 participating in Google Summer of Code 2013

Dear DHIS2 developers and users,

Today Google announced that HISP (for DHIS2 development) has been selected as a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2013 program. We feel happy that we’ve got the opportunity to attract the best students to work with us over the summer on projects that will help build tools to improve health systems. Please spread the word among university students to apply to our project with full zest on existing ideas, new ideas and engage in discussions with us (over email - developers list or at the IRC - irc.freenode.net/#dhis ). I invite all of you to hangout at the IRC.

In the coming days, we will have a number of interested students come with their queries and questions to the list. They’d suggest their own project ideas as well as discuss some of our suggested project ideas. Hopefully we’ll all welcome them with open hearts and minds, and make them part of our community.

— About GSoC Program —
Now in its ninth year, Google Summer of Code is a program designed to pair university students from around the world with mentors at open source projects in such varied fields as academic research, language translations, content management systems, games, and operating systems. Since 2005, over 6,000 students from 90 countries have completed the Google Summer of Code program with the support of over 350 mentoring organizations. Students gain exposure to real-world software development while earning a stipend for their work and an opportunity to explore areas related to their academic pursuits, thus “flipping bits, not burgers” during their school break. In return, mentoring organizations have the opportunity to identify and attract new developers to their projects as these students often continue their work with the organizations after Google Summer of Code concludes.

Below is the timeline:

  • Monday, April 8th - Accepted organization announcement

  • April 22nd to May 3rd - Student applications period

  • May 24th: Accepted students are announced

  • Till June 16th: Community bonding period

     Get to know your fellow interns and mentors.
     Communicate about the project, create designs and plan
  • June 17th: Coding begins

  • July 29th: Mentors send Google a mid-term evaluation of your work

  • Sep 16th: Plan to finish coding by this date. Polish code after this

  • Sep 23rd: “Pencils down”. Stop coding. Mentors submit their final evaluation

  • Oct 1st: Results of evaluations are announced

For the internship, Google grants

$4500 to the student and $500 to the mentoring organization.



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Thanks Saptarshi for great work on this. It think this will be a huge boost to the DHIS developer community.

regards, Lars