[Global_education_committee] Google Summer of Code

Fabio Cerullo fcerullo at owasp.org
Sun Mar 18 09:46:01 UTC 2012


Wheels are in motion in that regard. Also, I will prepare a 1-pager to
distribute across different channels.

Fabio

On Sun, Mar 18, 2012 at 12:34 AM, Thomas Brennan <tomb at owasp.org> wrote:
> We have a big list of OWASP University supporters on www.owasp.org let's
> start with a email to them about the who/what/when/where and why
>
>
>
> On Mar 17, 2012, at 5:34 PM, 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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