ESA Summer of Code in Space 2011
Code like you have never done before!!! This summer, participate to SOCIS either as a student developer or as a mentoring organization. ESA Summer of Code in Space (SOCIS) is a pilot program run by the Advanced Concepts Team of the European Space Agency that offers student developers stipends to write code for various space-related open source software projects. Through SOCIS, accepted student applicants are paired with a mentor or mentors from the participating projects, thus gaining exposure to real-world software development scenarios. In turn, the participating projects are able to more easily identify and bring in new developers.
The program is inspired by (but not affiliated or related in any way to) Google's Summer of Code initiative, and has been designed with the following objectives in mind:
- raise the awareness of open source projects related to space within the open source programming community, especially among students;
- raise awareness of ESA within the open-source community;
- improve existing space-related open-source software.