So, do you know any students looking to build up their programming résumé this summer? Or are you a student looking to build up your programming résumé this summer? Well, there’s not too many better ways to go about it we think than applying to Google Summer of Code™ 2009:
Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects. We have worked with several open source, free software, and technology-related groups to identify and fund several projects over a three month period. Since its inception in 2005, the program has brought together nearly 2500 students and 2500 mentors & co-mentors from nearly 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.
Sounds good, yes? Well, the 150 participating organizations have been selected, and the student application period begins at 12 noon tomorrow and goes until April 3rd … so it’s time to get cracking!
Whilst you can submit any proposal you like to these mentoring organizations, and there’s oodles of proposed projects that are relevant to iPhone development to some degree, here’s some mentions we skimmed of proposed projects on the various idea lists that are targeted directly at the iPhone, so clearly these organizations should be first on your short list if you’re looking to build up an iPhone oeuvre:
“Grid Job Submission and Management from a hand-held (like iPhone, BlackBerry etc).”
“write TUIO server for iPhone (sending TUIO events from your iPhone..)”
“Touch App – propose innovative multitouch iPhone application or educational game”
“Gesture Implementation – write multitouch gesture recognition library for iPhone (defining your own gestures)
“Audio Analyzer – Basic audio analyst tool for iPhone (spectrum/sonogram/FFT)
“Accelerometer – Collects and sends Acceleration Data out via OSC”
“Use the iPhone SDK to create a drawterm-like application to run on the iPhone, connecting to a Plan 9 system and making the devices on the iPhone available.”
“Convert Rockbox to an application that runs on a Windows, Linux or Apple based cellphone, PDA, iPhone, or similar device that allows third party applications.”
“Enable running OGRE on an IPhone.”
“Go crazy, experimental clients for iPhone, …”
There you go, lots and lots of fine iPhone ideas to write up a proposal for. Good luck, kids!
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