The Berkman Center for Internet & Society is pleased to announce that we’ve been selected as a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2016, a full-time internship which offers student developers stipends to contribute to free and open source projects. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be looking to select developer-interns to help implement our academic vision into functional, open source software.
The Berkman Center has nearly two dozen active open source software projects and strongly supports the values of the movement. “We are excited to provide an opportunity for rising coders to work on academic research with open source principles,” said Sebastian Diaz, director of technology at the Berkman Center. “Academic groups are building and sharing cool things, too.”
By pairing university students with mentors at the Berkman Center, GSoC provides unique matchmaking opportunities for the Internet research community. GSoC students mentored by center staff and fellows in the past have come from diverse backgrounds and universities all over the world. The center has previously participated in GSoC in 2009, 2010, and 2012.
Project opportunities for students during GSoC 2016 at the Berkman Center include Lumen, Internet Monitor, Amber,TagTeam, Tools for Time Travel, and more. Applications open March 14 at 15:00 (EDT) / 19:00 (UTC), and must be submitted through the GSoC website. All proposals must be submitted by March 25 at 15:00 (EDT) / 19:00 (UTC).
Find out more on our GSoC wiki: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/gsoc.