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.

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