[Global_education_committee] Google Summer of Code

Rafael Dreher dreher at owasp.org
Sat Mar 17 22:41:33 UTC 2012


Dale Fabio!

Aguante! :-)

--
Rafael Dreher
http://about.me/dreher

On 17/03/2012, at 18:34, Fabio Cerullo <fcerullo at owasp.org> wrote:

> Hani
> 
> 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:
> 
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/GSoC2012_Ideas
> 
> 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 template:
> 
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/GSoC_SAT
> 
> 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?
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Fabio 
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> 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 program!
>>> 
>>> The real credit goes to Fabio for putting together such a strong application.
>>> 
>>> 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: https://www.owasp.org/index.php/GSoC2012_Ideas
>>> 
>>> 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: http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/org/google/gsoc2012/owasp
>>> 
>>> Everyone - help us spread the word!
>>> 
>>> Thanks again!
>>> 
>>> -Jason
>>> 
>>> 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 spots.
>> 
>>   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.
>> 
>> 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
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