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Live Blog – Google Summer of Code Meetup

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From Press From Press Dec 5, 20137:27 pm

This marks the end of tonights’ event.

Refreshments are served. Andun welcomes everyone to join the musical program which is taking place at the Campus premises.

Good Evening. diGIT team signs off.

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20137:24 pm

Supun concludes.

Poster competition winners will be announced now by the main organizer, Andun Sameera.

3rd place goes to Group number 7.
2nd place goes to Group number 11.
Winner, Group number 4.

Gifts are being given away.

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20137:21 pm

It is ll about convincing the potential mentor, that you are the most suitable candidate for the project you choose. – Supun.

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20137:19 pm

Know your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. – Supun.

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20137:14 pm

Supun says, the sooner you start, the better it is for you at GSoC.

Select projects which you are familiar with. Apply for 2 or more opportunities. Supun advices.

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20137:14 pm

” Common Challenges of newly joining GSoC participants “is the topic he will be talking on today for this crowd.

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20137:12 pm

A token of appreciation is being given to Buddhike Kurera at the moment.

And we are moving on to our last speaker, Supun Nakandala – A past GSoC winner.

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20137:10 pm

Buddhike concludes his session. Stage is open for a QnA session.
Since no Questions are asked, he leaves.

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20137:06 pm

Explain what are you planning to do in detailed time line, information on deliverables and your your commitments are what makes the best proposal. – Buddhike

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20137:02 pm

Throughout the Fedora Project Program at GSoC, we had 90% of participation from our end last year. – Buddhike

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20136:56 pm

You don’t have to wait till the program is available. Go for it today itself. – Buddhike

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20136:52 pm

Buddhike also shares this link with us to let us know what kind of stuff and immense amount of work goes into this GSoC.

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/GSOC_2013

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20136:48 pm

At Fedora, we manage Google Summer of Codes. Where they find the next generation of contributors for this group. – Buddhike

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20136:45 pm

Buddhike shows us a demo of the OS as well. He says it is user friendly. But the crowd disagrees.

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20136:43 pm

Fedora is one of the popular OS in the world. It will celebrate it’s 20th anniversary this December. – Buddhike

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20136:39 pm

He intends to talk on ‘GSoC with Fedora Project’.

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20136:38 pm

Winner of the poster competition will be announced later.

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20136:37 pm

Buddhika Kurera is being welcomed to the stage to deliver his speech. He is the GSoC admin at Fedora Project. Applause.

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20136:28 pm

Each team will have to explain their concept as well. Everyone goes mad. :P

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20136:25 pm

It is almost about time to finish the poster.

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20136:18 pm

here’s a sneak peek.

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20136:08 pm

teams are coming up with some funny ideas for their group posters.

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20136:07 pm

division of groups is taking place now. each team has to draw a poster on a given paper about this meetup.

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20135:56 pm

There is going to be a small poster competition where gifts are up for grab for the winners.

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20135:55 pm

That’s all from her. She leaves.

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20135:54 pm

Do a good job on your project, prove that you are worthy and you are good to go. If I can, you can too. – Himeshi

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20135:53 pm

The part about being a part of GSoC campaign is you get to roam around all over the world. Himeshi says.

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20135:51 pm

GSoC is awesome. Why?

Mentored from seasoned developers, have fun, get paid, get exposed to open source industry.

- Himeshi

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20135:48 pm

Tishan concludes with that small note.

Himeshi De Silva, 2013 GSoC project winner is on stage now. She will share her experience as well.

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20135:46 pm

Once you complete a GSoC project, it will boost up your self confidence.

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20135:43 pm

Technical Exposure is one of the main points where you will exposed to issues where you will have to over come them all by yourself. – Tishana

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20135:41 pm

Tishana, past GSoC winner gets on tot he stage now and will share his experience with us.

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20135:40 pm

A small token of appreciation is being given away to Harshana,

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20135:38 pm

Mr Harshana Martin explains do’s and don’ts to the crowds and asks Q & A session.

He leaves

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20135:30 pm

Mr Harshana Martin further explains and advices the gathering as a past student and a present mentor.

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20135:21 pm

Mr. Harshana Martin gives a word of advice to the gathering ..

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20135:19 pm

Mr. Harshana Martin shares stats from 2013 with the gathering …

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20135:11 pm

Why GSOC? Mr, Harshana Martin explains ..

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20135:02 pm

What is GSoc? Mr. Harshana Martin explains ..

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20135:01 pm

Compere welcomes Mr. Harshana Martin to the stage ..

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20134:59 pm

Dr. Srinath Perera concludes.

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20134:56 pm

Dr. Srinath Perera explains about meritocracy.

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20134:51 pm

Dr. Srinath Perera explains the difference between Apache vs. GPL license.

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20134:47 pm

Dr. Srinath Perera tells the gathering about pros and cons of open source software ..

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20134:45 pm

Dr. Srinath Perera describes why people use Open source software …

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20134:40 pm

Why people contribute to opensource projects? Dr. Srinath Perera addresses the gathering

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20134:38 pm

Dr. Srinath Perera tells the gathering about history of opensource products ..

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20134:37 pm

Dr. Srinath Perera describes how opensource projects work ..

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20134:35 pm

What is open source? – The source code of the software is accessible publically – Dr. Srinath Perera

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20134:33 pm

Dr Srinath Perera addresses about open source market shares …

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20134:31 pm

Dr Srinath Perera – WSO2 addresses the gathering….

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20134:28 pm

“You really should push yourself beyond the limits” – Ishara

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20134:22 pm

Mrs. Ishara Karunanayake addresses the gathering ..

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20134:18 pm

Lt.Col. Dr. C. D. Gamage
welcomes the gathering ..

From Press From Press Dec 5, 20134:17 pm

Good evening folks! We’re live from the event

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