Saturday, March 24, 2012

The GSoC community activities in Sri Lanka

We had one more session on GSoC today at the IT faculty of the University of Moratuwa. Only 30 participants were there, and it was a small scale one compared to the previous ones (150 heads was recorded as the highest in our GSoC sessions history - which was the session we had last week at CSE).

This year we have done several GSoC sessions, with the presentation crew consists of KasunG, Nirmal, Keheliya, Suho, Eranda, Shelan, Subash, Thilanka, and myself.

1) At the Engineering Faculty of the University of Peradeniya (invited and coordinated by the students).
2) At the Science Faculty of the University of Jaffna (invited directly by the staff of the Computer department, UoJ).
3) At the Apache BarCamp Colombo, at the University of Colombo, School of Computing.
4) At the department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Moratuwa (coordinated by the students, with the involvement and presence of the staff) - This event is also blogged in the Google Open Source Office's blog.
5) At the IT Faculty, UoM (coordinated by the students).

Except the session we had at the Apache BarCamp, all the other 4 GSoC sessions were complete GSoC sessions, and was organized by the individual volunteers, without any sponsors or involvement of other entities. We felt true passion of the speakers and the audience in this.

In past years, we had just one or two sessions. But this time, we made it to 5, and truly made it island-wide. It was a great experience presenting my introductory presentation to the Google Summer of Code, focusing the the open source way of communication, GSoC fundamentals, and the culture, for 80 mins in each of these sessions. Sharing knowledge and giving back to the community is a pleasant feeling; thanks everyone involved in each of these events. All of them are awesome!

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