Google Summer of Code, recruiting students to work on Font Validator

Hin-Tak Leung
Hin-Tak Leung Posts: 359
edited March 2016 in Type Design Software
This can probably go under job posting/education also... Anyway...

This year's Google Summer of Code is starting to accept student application in a week or two. For those who are unfamiliar with it, GSoC is a scheme where Google sponsors about 1000 students around the world each year - for just over 10 years - to work on a project of the student's choice, under the guidance of an expert in that area, for about 3 months in the summer. (I think the students get $5000 US, which is not bad for any summer job, especially when it doesn't even require leaving the house!)

The Linux Foundation has been a mentoring organization for almost every year, and is in this year. I mentored a few students under the open-printing initiative for a few years, as well as a couple of students working on various parts of the linux kernel in the past also.

The Microsoft Font Validator can go under Linux Foundation's openprinting. The Mono Project was a mentor organization in the past, so if they are in this year also, student can apply under the mono project also.
It is allowed to apply under two orgs, which can increase the student's chance of being accepted.

The student application windows period is 14 March to 25 March.

So if you work for an educational organization, or know students with suitable skills interested in that, please forward.