Sunday, May 30, 2010

Umit Summer of Code 2010 - Call for Participants

Umit Summer of Code is our own parallel program to Google Summer of Code. The goal is to have those great projects and students working with us during this summer to create some high quality open source software.


Unfortunatelly, we don't have any budget to afford the same stippend the Google Summer of Code students will receive from Google. But, we can offer a lot of benefits for all of those who wants to volunteers for our Umit Summer of Code.

  • A mentor assigned to conduct and help you throughtout your project. That's the best way to get into Open Source for real, and receive tips and guidelines from folks who already develop successful Open Source software. You're not going to find that experience in any how-to or tutorial in the internet.

  • Your project and your name spreaded along with Umit. Whenever Umit goes, your name and project will go also.

  • Boost your resume. That's something that you can definetly mention in your resume, and will certainly boost it.

  • Experience. You'll get development experience that you'll hardly have somewhere else. You'll face issues on several topics, and will have to provide a high quality software to wide range of users world wide.

  • Google T-Shirt. One of the most important parts ;-). You'll receive a Google T-Shirt after USoC for your participation and success.

  • A Bluetooth Dongle for the student that will integrate Bluetooth Sniffer.

  • Certificate. We'll provide you with an official Umit Project participation certificate, which may even include hours if you think that may help you with your university.

  • Credits. We'll mention your work and name along with all announcements we'll do for our sponsored students.

  • Recommendation letter. Through your work, we'll get to know you and we'll certainly be pleased to write you a recomendation letter for whatever purpose you may need. Some students have already benefited from our recomendation letters.

More details on our program page:

Everyone is welcome to participate! We'll be receiving proposals until June 19th.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Google Summer of Code 2010 - Announcing our students

As you know, this year Google did some rotation with some open source organization, and let them out of the program in order to receive new orgs. That was the case of Umit Project, that has being around since 2005 (2007 as a mentoring organization) with a very high success rate (over 90%). It hapenned the same to other orgs like Fedora and PHP.

Life is good, and Google helped us with 2 slots to be mentored through Nmap. Although we were dismissed as an Open Source Organization, we're still in and with 2 very talented students to work on Umit development this year. Please, joing me welcoming them:

  1. Diogo Pinheiro is a portuguese student that proposed to integrate into our Network Scanner some projects we have developed in the past that never went mainstream. The projects are: NSE Facilitator, Zion and Preferences Window.
  2. Kosma Moczek is a polish student that is now going to work on UMPA, our packet manipulation library. His main goal this year is to finish Packet Manipulator + UMPA integration and improve UMPA with new protocols and interfaces.
We're glad to have them with us, and we're looking forward to have these so needed improvements into our repository so we can have them develivered to our users. Special thanks for Google, once again, for this inspired Summer of Code program and all they have being doing for the benefit of the Open Source Community.