DIU CPC Arranged Seminar on Google Summer of Code 2017

Daffodil International University Computer and Programming Club (DIU CPC) organized the "Seminar of Google Summer of Code" on Saturday, 11 February 2017. Students from all semester and all departments participated in the program.

Wasik Mursalin was the keynote speaker of this program who was the winner of Google Summer of Code 2010. His project was a port of pencil to Native Client, an open source technology that allows native codes to run through browser, thus enables web application to run in native speed.


What is Google Summer of Code ?

Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development. Students work with an open source organization on a 3 month programming project during their break from school.

The program invites students who meet their eligibility criteria to post at most 5 applications that detail the software-coding project they wish to work on. These applications are then evaluated by the corresponding mentoring organization. Every participating organization must provide mentors for each of the project ideas received, if the organization is of the opinion that the project would benefit from them. The mentors then rank the applications and decide among themselves which proposals to accept. Google then decides how many projects each organization gets taking into account the number of applications the organization has received, and asks the organizations to mark at most that many projects accordingly.