I just sent this around to the local universities in Melbourne (and I'll
probably do some more around Australia during the week). Thought I'd send
everyone the text I used in case that's helpful for anyone else who is
spreading the word about LimeSurvey & GSoC. (Of course you should replace
the bits about me, to something about yourself, being a local student etc.)
I attached the appropriate LimeSurvey GSoC Flyer.
From: Jason Cleeland [mailto:jason@...]
Sent: Wednesday, 25 March 2009 12:06 PM
To: Various University IT People
Subject: Request to Put Up Notice for Google Summer of Code, LimeSurvey
My name is Jason Cleeland, I'm the Project Founder and a lead developer for
the Open Source Project Online Survey Tool called "LimeSurvey" (and also a
Monash uni graduate).
Every year Google runs an event called the "Google Summer of Code", designed
to coincide with the US summer break for uni students. The aim is for Google
to help students, particularly in IT fields, gain real world experience in
software development, and at the same time help Open Source projects like
LimeSurvey attract new developers.
Students apply to Google to develop a project for one of the selected
organisations. If they are succesfuly, they are assigned a mentor at that
organisation, and over the course of 3 months complete a project. Google
provide a stipend of $US4500 to the student when they succesfully complete
LimeSurvey has been selected as one of the mentoring organisations, and
student applications are open now.
I was hoping you may be able to print our attached flyer out and post it on
a noticeboard for students at Monash to see in case they are interested in
If you would like further information about the Google Summer of Code, you
can find it here:
Thank you for any assistance you can offer, and please let me know if you
have any questions!
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