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Monday, April 7 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Get more out of GSoC opportunities: A Win-Win for both Projects and Students

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This talk will discuss how Apache Projects could potentially impact student education while capitalizing on the energy, creativity and contributions from the budding future generation of open source community members. ASF has been participating in Google Summer of Code (GSoC) since its inception and with great success. GSoC is an opportunity for the PMC’s to recruit fresh perspectives into the projects. Alongside such direct advantages, this talk will enlist some win-win situations to projects and students. The talk will also highlight some indirect advantages like resulting in better introductory documentation, provide a recruiting channel. The kernel of GSoC is to teach open source and in case of ASF projects practicing apache way by next generation workforce. These influencing community cultures will contribute to groom advocates for open source software and inflict future employers.

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avatar for Suresh Marru

Suresh Marru

Member, Indiana University
Suresh Marru is a Member of the Apache Software Foundation and is the current PMC chair of the Apache Airavata project. He is the deputy director of Science Gateways Research Center at Indiana University. Suresh focuses on research topics at the intersection of application domain... Read More →
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Sachith Withana

System Analyst Engineer, Science Gateway Group, Indiana University
a 3rd year undergraduate studying Computer Science and Engineering at University of Moratuwa, member of the Apache Airavata team. Passionate about algorithms, distributed Computing and Big Data related technologies. Also a sportsman, guitarist and a travel enthusiast.


Monday April 7, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm
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