Writing Code for Google
Theater and Dance-Interdisciplinary Computation major, Victoria Tisdale ’15, has been accepted to the Google Summer of Code program and will be working on code for communicating with automated stage lighting instruments. She will be testing her work using some of the equipment in Strider Theater this summer. Congratulations Victoria!
Google’s description of the program…
Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects. We work with many open source, free software, and technology-related groups to identify and fund projects over a three month period. Since its inception in 2005, the program has brought together nearly 6,000 successful student participants and over 3000 mentors from over 100 countries worldwide, all for the love of code.
Through Google Summer of Code, accepted student applicants are paired with a mentor or mentors from the participating projects, thus gaining exposure to real-world software development scenarios and the opportunity for employment in areas related to their academic pursuits. In turn, the participating projects are able to more easily identify and bring in new developers. Best of all, more source code is created and released for the use and benefit of all.