Season of BuildmLearn (SoB)

croozeus edited this page Jun 8, 2013 · 7 revisions

We are a developing community at BuildmLearn, since it's summer we are planning to give chance to students to join us and work on BuildmLearn projects.

We would like to welcome all students to participate in the Season of BuildmLearn (SoB). This page contains a few instructions about participating in the program.

What is this program?

Season of BuildmLearn (SoB) is a community outreach program hosted by the BuildmLearn community. It is meant for students of Computer Science or Information Technology (engineering or applications), User Research and Design, who are interested in working on open source projects. An implicit goal of the program is to equip the students with the skills and make him/her a valuable participant in Free and Open Source software communities.

The program helps interested students to gain experience by working on BuildmLearn projects at an international level. It fosters values of innovation, collaboration, learning on the job and familiarizing oneself with the rhythms and processes of software development.

All selected students would be allowed to work on BuildmLearn projects (project ideas available here). They would be assigned mentors who would supervise their work and make sure they are productive. Students do not need to travel anywhere, they can work on the projects from their home or wherever they are :)

Participating in this program and submitting your code to an open source project is valuable to have in your resume when you're looking for your first job!

Who can participate?

Any student with an engineering background or interested in software development can apply to participate in this program. If you apply to participate to work on software development ideas, we expect you to be 'really' interested in programming. You must be familiar with either C++/Java languages. Previous experience in projects involving mobile application development or desktop application development is valued. Our project mainly requires work on Qt (C++) and mobile applications on different platforms.

Besides software development, we also have many project ideas which require a special skillset of user research and user experience (UX/UI) design. For these project ideas, we are looking for students with a background in Design, User research, Human-Computer Interaction or Psychology.

Other than this, we have some project tasks like testing (reporting bugs and enhancements) and documentation. For these tasks we are also looking for students interested in product QA / testing and content creation and copy writing.

What can you expect from the program?

By participating in this program students have an opportunity to contribute to a potential open source project - BuildmLearn Toolkit. The program helps interested students to gain experience by working on BuildmLearn projects at an international level. It fosters values of innovation, collaboration, learning on the job and familiarizing oneself with the rhythms and processes of software development.

Participating in this program and submitting your code to an open source project is valuable to have in your resume when you're looking for your first job!

What would the duration of the program?

This program is typically for the duration of 3 months. The program begins on 17 June until 17 September.

How can you apply?

Please fill the application form available here: http://goo.gl/2PgxZ

The application period starts on 8 June 2013 and the last date for submitting your applications is 15 June 2013.

All students who have applied to the program would be intimated on 16 June 2013.

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