This year, like the past one, we used a selection criteria in which we asked students to accomplish some tasks and interact with community to measure students' responsiveness, dedication, interest, personality and experience.
Although these tasks were important to rank students, we actually use other subjective meanings to decide on who is getting the slot. One of the parameters we use to decide is the proposal's importance for the organization and how we see it fitting on our long term goals, how well structured is the proposal, time the student will have available to dedicate on the project, etc.
Unfortunatelly, we had to let some really nice folks outside this year. We fought really hard to get more slots so we could fit everybody in, but we couldn't get more from Google. We understand that they're doing their best to embrace all the open source community, and we're grateful for whatever we can take.
For all the students we couldn't accept, we sincerely wish that they could stay around and get involved on the project. Although they couldn't get into Summer of Code this year, they can always get into Umit Project, and they will always be welcome to participate and help. By doing this, you'll get a boost in your resume and you'll greatly increase your chances for Summer of Code next year.
Another important detail from this year selection, is that this we had a brave young willing to participate as a volunteer, because he isn't 18 yet and he can't participate officially according to Google's rules. He desires to be subject to the same rules, deadlines and requirements that our sponsored students and he proposed it to be like that since the beginning. That's a wonderful example of dedication and desire to participate. We hope to see more examples like him!
Here follows the list of our selected students:
- João Paulo Medeiros - New OS Fingerprinting tool and RadialNet Improments
- Bartosz Skowron - UMPA - new features implementation
- Francesco Piccinno - Packet Manipulator: attack framework
- Daniel Cassiano - Umit Quick Scan
- Shu Yang Quek - Bluetooth Sniffer
- João Pedro Lemos - Indepedent Featuatures and RPM packages