[Global_education_committee] Google Summer of Code

Fabio Cerullo fcerullo at owasp.org
Sat Mar 17 21:34:58 UTC 2012


In the next few weeks the most important thing is gettting students to send
us their proposals for evaluation. So, I would like to invite anyone who
has contacts in universities to promote the current OWASP enhancements
ideas proposed by the mentors in the URL below:


This list is not definitive and obviously more could be added to the same
page. The intention of the list is to spark students ideas to improve a
particular project and then evaluate their proposals.

Ever student who want to submit a proposal needs to use the following


The main two channels of communication with students are:

- mailing list: gsoc at lists.owasp.org
- irc: irc.freenode.net (#gsoc-owasp) - any volunteers to man it?



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On 17 Mar 2012, at 20:41, Hani Benhabiles <hani.benhabiles at owasp.org> wrote:

 On 03/17/2012 09:17 PM, Jason Li wrote:

Thanks Hani!

 I'm thrilled that OWASP has been accepted into Google's Summer of Code

 The real credit goes to Fabio for putting together such a strong

 A very special thanks to Simon Bennetts (ZAP), Fabio Cerullo (ESAPI
Swingset), Arshan Dabirsiaghi (AntiSamy), John Melton (AppSensor), and
ESAPI (Chris Schmidt) for answering our call for specific project ideas (
https://www.owasp.org/index.php/GSoC2012_Ideas)! In previous years, we have
not had enough project leader support to generate the specific ideas needed
to make a successful application - so know that your extra effort made all
the difference!

 In the meantime, what are the next steps? Well, we need to attract college
students that want to do some coding for us!

 And we only have three weeks to do it! Before April 7th, we must convince
students that they want to work on an OWASP project and submit an
application to Google with their idea. After that, Google will tell us how
many proposals we're allowed to choose from the applications.

 So leaders, we once again need your help!

 Project leaders - think about what you would like to do with your project
and whether you are willing to COMMIT to being a good mentor (bad project
mentors will hurt OWASP's chances next year so please be honest about your
time commitments). If you're ready and willing, then add an idea to the
wiki page if you haven't done so already:

 Chapter leaders and Education Committee members - reach out to your local
colleges and encourage students to take an interest in an OWASP project and
submit a project idea:

 Everyone - help us spread the word!

 Thanks again!


 On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 6:41 PM, Hani Benhabiles <hani.benhabiles at owasp.org
> wrote:

> On 02/14/2012 11:16 AM, Hani Benhabiles wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> The Google Summer of Code program was announced last week [1]. Is there
>> any chance to see OWASP taking part of it ?
>> It would be very interesting to have students working on either existing
>> projects (like ZAP, ESAPI...) and boosting them or on ideas for new
>> projects and thus helping OWASP better take out the word and reach its
>> goals.
>> [1]
>> http://google-opensource.blogspot.com/2012/02/google-summer-of-code-2012-is-on.html
>> Cheers,
>> Hani.
>>  OWASP is among the selected organizations for the Google Summer of Code
> :)
> https://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/accepted_orgs/google/gsoc2012
> Wow... I never thought that after this email, someone will take the effort
> of applying, people proposing many ideas, and better yet, seeing OWASP
> being selected.
> Kudos to Fabio Cerullo, Jason Li and everyone who has put time and effort
> to make it happen.
> Again, I know a whole active OWASP Student Chapter who's interested. ;)
> Cheers,
> Hani
> --
> M. Hani Benhabiles
> OWASP Algeria SC founder and president.
> http://www.owaspalgeriasc.org
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Algeria_Student_Chapter
> Email: hani.benhabiles at owasp.org
>   Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/kroosec
> Blog: http://kroosec.blogspot.com

If I'm not mistaken, the number of spots is related to the number of
applications an organizations receives (about 1/8 or so).

  I think that the mentors contacts should be added to the ideas page as
well as an IRC channel (something like #gsoc-owasp ) for discussion between
mentors, owasp leaders and interested students.

  Of course, it would be great if other owasp members add ideas for new
projects or enhancements for existing ones, it would diversify the choices,
increase the number of interested students and thus the number of granted

  Dennis (and Dinis), could you please elaborate more on porting O2 to mono
(and other ideas related to O2) ? It would be great if you could add them
to the ideas list, if you have the time to mentor some students of course.


M. Hani Benhabiles
OWASP Algeria SC founder and
Email: hani.benhabiles at owasp.org

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/kroosec
Blog: http://kroosec.blogspot.com
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