[Owasp-board] OWASP Summer Code Sprint Proposal

Fabio Cerullo fcerullo at owasp.org
Tue Mar 3 19:49:11 UTC 2015


Dear all,

As you probably know by now, we have not been accepted to Google Summer of Code this year.

Usually, this is a major push for projects during the year as experienced by ZAP, OWTF, Appsensor, Hackademics, Seraphimdroid, etc. For a full list of ideas in 2015 please check the following URL:

https://www.owasp.org/index.php/GSoC2015_Ideas <https://www.owasp.org/index.php/GSoC2015_Ideas>

In order to keep the momentum going and progress those projects, I would like to request an extraordinary budget allocation of 30K USD to cover up to 10 student slots at 3K each. Usually Google pays 5500 USD per student during GSOC. We will use the same structure as previous years with Kostas/me as org admins, the project leaders who usually participate in GSOC (Core team) will pick the best student submissions and then a group of dedicated OWASP volunteers who every year act as mentors for the students. We could establish a mid-term and full term evaluation where if a student is failed mid-term he/she will only receive half the funds (1500 USD). If the student is approved full term, he/she receives the full amount (3000 USD).

I understand this is a non-planned expenditure, but considering the importance of GSOC in the last couple of years to progress OWASP coding projects, I think is imperative to take some action considering the current scenario.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Thanks
Fabio
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