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Google Summer of Code celebrates 10 years!

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Google Summer of Code, one of the most globally recognized and competitive programs that challenges students to write code for various open source software projects, celebrates 10 years of massive success. Since its inception in 2005, GSoC as it is popularly known, has brought together over 7,500 successful student participants from over 100 countries worldwide. This mammoth force has collectively managed to produce over 50 million lines of code.

To mark this special milestone, Computer Science and Engineering Department of  University of Moratuwa, one of the world’s premier contributors to GSoC, has organized a public celebration on 23rd of this month, which will commence at 3.30 PM at the Civil Auditorium in University of Moratuwa.

Ms. Vishaka Nanayakkara, Deputy Project Director/HETC Project and Senior Lecturer at University of Moratuwa said, ‘Google Summer of Code is great initiative that has inspired student developers all over the globe. Sri Lanka, especially the University of Moratuwa over the years has performed remarkably well and has ranked at the top of the world.’ She furthermore invited students of other universities as well as institutes to contribute to GSoC and make use of this great opportunity to horn their developer skills.

Andun Sameera, a GSoC contributor in 2013 said, GSoC helped him to communicate better and effectively in a large scale development project. ‘It also introduced me to FOSS and the large software stack  and tools that are enabling FOSS. Due to the success of my project I was fortunate enough to participate in world conferences.’

diGIT is proud to be the Online Media Partner for this massive event, and we will be bringing you the latest information as it happens during the event.

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