Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects. We have worked with the open source community to identify and fund exciting projects for the upcoming summer. CERN participates since 2011 to GSoc and SFT coordinates the submission of the projects by the organisation.
CERN SFT Google Summer of Code
We participated in the Google Summer of Code with success each year since 2011, so we are applying again hoping to join once more in 2016 with a new set of exciting project topics, ranging from file systems, detector and beam simulation, to machine learning and more !
We intend to offer three options for contributing: pick one of the Project ideas which are grouped into categories, or start from the section dedicated to Blue Sky ideas, or even propose your own great idea for this summer. We are looking forward to hearing about your perspectives.
We participated in the Google Summer of Code with success each year since 2011, so we are applying again in 2015!
We intend to offer three options - pick one of the Project ideas which are grouped into categories, have a look to the section dedicated to Blue Sky ideas or propose your own great idea for this summer: we are looking forward to hearing about your perspectives.
Following the great experiences in Google Summer of Code in 2011, 2012 and 2013 we are applying again in 2014!
Project ideas are grouped into categories (ideas related to the SixTrack accelerator simulation engine used in the LHC@Home application, to the cling interpreter inside Root, to the performant and versatile IgProf profiler, to the CERN Virtual Machine, and to the Geant 4 simulation tools). We also have a so-called 'Blue sky' ideas which are rather raw and must be worked on further before they become projects. And we are open to other great ideas, and are looking forward to hearing from students with new perspectives on our projects. The list of our mentors (and their areas of expertise) can be found below.
As last year, the project ideas are grouped into categories (ideas related to CERN Virtual Machine, Geant 4 related ideas, and ROOT related ideas). We also have a so-called 'Blue sky' ideas which are rather raw and must be worked on further before they become projects. The list of ideas is by no means complete, so if you think you have have a great idea regarding our projects we are certainly certainly looking forward to hear from you. The list of our mentors (and their areas of expertise) can be found below.
After experiencing great Google Summer of Code in 2011 we have decided to apply again. This year we will be widening the scope of our involvement in GSoC by offering our students to work not only on CernVM related projects, but also Geant4 simulation toolkit, and ROOT Object-Oriented data analysis framework. (that is the reason why we have decided to change the organization name from 'CERN Virtual Machine' to 'CERN SFT').
For the physics software development group at CERN, our second year of Google Summer of Code couldn’t have come at a better time. Motivated by CernVM's awesome experience in 2011, our colleagues from the Geant4 and ROOT software projects joined us as mentors this summer. And while physicists around the world snatched the first evidence of a long-sought Higgs boson from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), our seven Google Summer of Code students worked on core parts of the open source software engine that makes LHC data processing possible.
This was the first year CERN participated in Google Summer of Code, and it turned out to be an amazing experience for us! We were given four students to mentor, all of whom proved to be very skilled developers. The students quickly familiarized themselves with our code base and managed to make valuable contributions within the three month time frame of Google Summer of Code.