April 2nd, 2009 | Published in Google Open Source
In order to help spread the word about Google Summer of Code™, former students and mentors have been holding info sessions to promote the program across campuses around the world. Grady Laksmono from California State University, Los Angeles recently organized one such event on March 27, 2009. A group of 27 students, mostly from Cal State L.A.'s Computer Science department, gathered to discuss Google Summer of Code, Open Source software, and software engineering.
The event began with an introduction and presentation about Google Summer of Code by Grady, who was a 2008 student working on the Moodle IDE. His talk was followed by a guest presentation by Jon A. Cruz, who mentored projects for Inkscape and OpenICC in 2008. Afterward, attendees enjoyed enjoyed pizza, soda, and some Google goodies while chatting and exchanging advice.
Thanks to Grady for helping to get the word out about Google Summer of Code by hosting such a great event! Check out his Google Student Ambassador page for more info about Google events at Cal State L.A.
By Ellen Ko, Open Source Team