Google Summer of Code for Student Developers

first_img Deadline: 21 March 2014Open to: students older than 18 yearsRemuneration: 5000 USD stipends to write code for open source software projectsDescriptionGoogle Summer of Code is a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects. They 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 over 7,500 successful student participants from 97 countries and over 7,000 mentors from over 100 countries worldwide to produce over 50 million lines 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.Get started by reviewing the ideas pages of the 190 open source projects of mentoring organizations in this year’s program, and decide which projects you’re interested in. There are a limited number of spots, and writing a great project proposal is essential to being selected to the program—so be sure to check out the Student Manual for advice.EligibilityIn order to participate in the program, you must be a student. Google defines a student as an individual enrolled in or accepted into an accredited institution including (but not necessarily limited to) colleges, universities, masters programs, PhD programs and undergraduate programs. You must be 18 years of age or older on or before 21 April, 2014.RemunerationGoogle will provide a total stipend of 5500 USD per accepted student developer, of which 5000 USD goes to the student and 500 USD goes to the mentoring organization.ApplicationYou can submit proposals HERE through Friday, 21 March 2014 at 12:00pm PDT. For more information visit the official website HERE. Call for Applications: Digital Solitude Program Indie Games Accelerator Reddit EU and Legal Reform Summer School, Montenegro → Similar Stories +1 Medialab Prado Data Journalism Workshop on SDG 2018 LinkedIn 0center_img March 11, 2014 Published by tatjana Pocket Tweet ← Conference for New and Established Writers at Wesleyan University, USA Share 0 Google Summer of Code for Student Developers Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. last_img read more

Fixing the world of shadows

first_imgEdward Lucas edits the international section of The Economist. Naiveté or hypocrisy? Amid the neurotic outrage displayed in Europe and elsewhere about the activities of the United States’s National Security Agency (NSA), it is hard to know which is more annoying.I have had many dealings with spies over the past 30 years. They are inveterate rule-breakers and sometimes serial incompetents. Their activities create political embarrassment abroad and endanger civil liberties at home. Secrecy makes them hard to supervise. They always want more money and less interference.These are all good reasons not to glamorise the world of shadows. But not to demonise them either. Any government that cares about its security has some kind of agency to recruit and run informants and bug communications. Such outfits divide their time between hunting down terrorists, gangsters and foreign spies, and actively trying to find out what other governments think. The US’s capabilities are the best in the world, especially where electronic spying is concerned. That is why other countries like co-operating with the NSA (not that you hear much about this right now). American spies are also by most standards rather well supervised. No European country has the kind of legislative oversight exercised by Congress. The FISA court adds another level, of judicial supervision. When did you last see German or French spymasters, say, being grilled by a parliamentary committee on live television?Of course, the US’s system could be better. The treatment of whistleblowers by the administration of President Barack Obama is shameful. I would like a public defender in the FISA court to contest the agencies’ requests for warrants. Intelligence officials who abuse their privileges (to spy on girlfriends, for example) should be prosecuted, not fired. Even a handful of such cases is too many.More broadly, we all need to get to grips with the big issues of digital identity, anonymity and privacy, the ownership and control of personal data, and how to deal with accumulated metadata (details about communications, but not their actual content). These are good questions (I am writing a book about them) but they have little to do with the Russian-sponsored anti-American hysteria now gripping Europe.Far from being a scandal, American espionage on Germany is clearly justified. One reason is current and past attitudes there to China, Russia and Iran. Another is that Germany spies too. My latest book, “Deception”, features a startling instance of German espionage on Estonia, using a senior official who was also spying for Russia. This was under the Social Democrat-led government, which also ordered Germany’s foreign-intelligence service to stop operations against Russia (the furious spooks had the last laugh though, turning their attention to Russian organised-crime activities inside Germany, with spectacular results).Espionage should always be seen in its political, historical and moral context. Vladimir Putin’s regime and its security apparatus boast continuity with the murderous secret-policemen of Stalin’s NKVD. That is repellent: imagine if modern Germany’s Verfassungschutz (Office of Constitutional Protection) cited its proud Gestapo heritage. Estonia, like the other countries of central and eastern Europe, was thrown into the mincing machine by the Nazi regime’s secret deal with Stalin. Germany’s historic debt to these countries is best discharged by preserving their security now. That does not include conducting spying operations on them jointly with the Kremlin.The real problem stems not from spies, but from politicians. The US’s claim to moral leadership of the Western world has frayed since the end of the Cold War, partly because of botched wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and now because of the chilly detachment that Obama displays to his allies. In return, Europe is self-indulgent and introspective. Dealing with that requires leadership on real issues, not grandstanding on pretend ones.last_img read more

Interbike 2008 – Raleigh Bicycles

first_imgFor someone just looking to get into 29er mountain bikes, the Mojave has decent spec for the price considering the frame is a pretty solid base to build on if you decide you like the 29 inch wheels and start upgrading.The full Shimano drivetrain is full Deore. The Raleigh Clubman is their “café racer”-style bike.  It comes with some nice touches to make your cycling experience all the more pleasant, like flat-top handlebarsHorizontal dropouts with multiple mount points for racks, fenders, etc.Silver Lezyne mini pump comes standard.The always classy Raleigh badge atop the lugged Cro-Mo fork.The rest of the specs.Similar to the Clubman, but more commuter-styled with fenders and a larger Brooks saddle.  Also includes the Lezyne pump. Raleigh had some really cool retro commuters, city bikes, single-speeds, 29ers and this very limited edition cyclocross bike called the Rainier.  Only 50 were made and were sold out quickly.  They’ve got another run of 75 on order, and you have about one week left to get an order in if you want one.Read “more” to see how to get one and peep their other stylish bikes…center_img The classic logo work and white frame present an elegant feel to the bike.  The exclusive-to-Raleigh white Easton EC90x carbon fork and ERP magnesium white brakes tie the whole package together nicely.  Speaking of putting the package together, this bike started life as a tribute to Rainier Beer (hence the stylized “R” and logo treatment) and you can read that story on Raleigh’s blog.  Click on any of the pics to enlarge them.It’s an alloy frame, and comes with stainless inserts in the horizontal dropouts (rear).  Ready to order yet? Here’s the deal.  They’ve got a production order on the books for 75 frames, and all of them are basically pre-sold.  But, if you act quickly, Brian (Raleigh’s marketing man) said there’s a chance they can increase the order if you want one.  That means you need to run to your local authorized Raleigh dealer and have them order one for you…like, yesterday.If ‘cross ain’t your thing, but you still wanna roll some big tires on the dirt, check out their XXIX Pro Limited.  It’s a Reynolds 853 tubed bike with Mavic CrossMax 29er wheels, RockShox Reba w/ Maxle, SRAM XO, Avid CR Elixir disc brakes and Easton bits and pieces.  They’re taking orders through November, see your dealer if you want one. MSRP is $4,000.A few more specs on the XXIX Pro Ltd.Back to single speeds, this is the Rush Hour, Raleigh’s all black street affair.  Note the mini-brake levers on the flats and old school rounded handlebars.Per the spec card, the Rush Hour is also available with gears and brown leather trim.  Personally, the black SS looks like more fun if only because it’s all black.The Superbe Roadster is their civilized city bike, available in both men’s and women’s frames with Brooks leather saddle, Shimano Alfine 8 speed internal gear hub, woodgrain-look fenders and disc brakes.last_img read more

Corpus Christi commissioners approve sale of part of Ingleside

first_imgThe approved sales agreement is for 185.5 acres (75 ha) for approximately USD66 million dollars, subject to appraisal modifications. To seal the agreement, Canyon agreed on a USD20 million dollar down payment with a nonrefundable USD1 million payment on the day the deal was signed. The balance of USD19 million will be due on December 20, 2011. The remaining balance will be paid in a promissory note of USD46 million over the next ten years and includes a balloon payment of USD20 million at the end.”Port Commission and staff are looking forward to working with Canyon Supply and Logistics to complete the sale of the former US Naval Station Ingleside. Canyon is a great industry fit to redevelop the facility. They will be able to create many new jobs for the area affected by the departure of the Navy,” said Mike Carrell, chairman of the Port Commission. Canyon Supply and Logistics is a special service-purpose company that will develop the industrial part of the facility for offshore logistics to support the oil and gas industry in the western Gulf of Mexico.US Naval Station Ingleside was designated for closure under the Base Realignment and Closure Act of 2005, which resulted in the departure of the Navy by April 30, 2010. On that date, ownership of the base reverted to the Port of Corpus Christi Authority. The US Naval Station Ingleside property encompasses 483 acres (195.4 ha) with more than 70 buildings, including warehouse facilities, administrative offices, barracks, fitness and recreation facilities, a capital-class pier and wharf area, and much more.last_img read more

At least 11 killed in suicide bombing of Nigerian mosque

first_imgAt least 11 dead bodies have been evacuated following a suicide attack on a local mosque in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno early Monday, local residents said.Eight others were wounded in the attack at about 5:15 a.m. in Konduga area of Borno, Abubakar Khalid, a survivor said.According to Khalid, a male suicide bomber who entered the mosque during the morning prayer had pretended to be a worshipper before detonating his improvised explosive device.All of the victims were worshippers, said Yunusa Bala, another witness.Bala said seven of the victims died inside the mosque, while two bodies were found at the entrance of the building.“One died on the way to the hospital and one other died at the hospital,” he said after assisting victims to the hospital in his van.Victims of the suicide attack were rushed to the Univerity of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) in the capital of Borno, located 43 kilometers to Konduga.Hospital sources told Xinhua by telephone that the victims were admitted at the emergency unit of the facility.Local authorities, including the police, are yet to issue any official statements on the attack.According to local residents, the Nigeria-based terror group Boko Haram, which launched its bloody campaign in 2009, might be responsible for the suicide attack.Despite the efforts by the government and the armed forces to destabilize the group, Boko Haram has been attacking soft targets recently, mostly in the northeast region of the country.Related Nigerian Boko Haram Terorists are Deploying Female Suicide Bombers Nigerian War Planes Strike Boko Haramcenter_img International Manhunt Underway Nigerian Girlslast_img read more

Weeden Celebrates

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Weeden skipping up the sideline swinging right hooks in a celebratory motion was my favorite part of Saturday’s game against A&M, and I’m not sure it’s even close…last_img read more

Mischievous Mbappé gives PSG the win vs Marseille

first_imgAfter arriving late to pre-match preparations for the PSG vs Marseille match, Kylian Mbappé started the match from the bench but still gave his team the win.Days like this Sunday are the ones from which players such as PSG star Kylian Mbappé, should take as a life lesson and become a better person from that.It was one of the most crucial games of the season for Paris Saint-Germain, the French giants could make history by getting 11 consecutive victories in the first 11 Ligue 1 matches of the season.It was the toughest test for any PSG player, but Kylian Mbappé in all his youth was a bit indisciplined this Sunday, on the most important day of the season so far.Manager Thomas Tuchel already revealed that the youngster arrived to practice late, which granted him getting dropped out of the starting eleven for the match and he didn’t get in until the first hour of the match had passed.After coming in on the 62nd minute, Mbappé only needed three minutes to get the PSG fans all fired up and get his teammates more involved in a match that was very complicated until the moment he started playing.After Kylian got in, there was no contest because he is the Ligue 1 boss right now, even with his indiscipline.Hoy Mbappé llegó tarde a la charla técnica del PSG y Tuchel lo castigó con la suplencia.Entró en el minuto 62, con un partido complicado. Unos 4 minutos después, con su velocidad letal rompió el partido. pic.twitter.com/m7GoOu0zbv— Rodrigo Martin (@AlvarezRodrigo7) October 28, 2018The masterstroke from the club was to bring a key figure who will keep on helping Kylian become a better professional this season, which is Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.After knowing that he wouldn’s start the match against Marseille, Mbappé was seen speaking with ‘Gigi’ before the match in a very heartfelt exchange that certainly left the French youngster with a valuable life lesson.Everybody in the club knows that Mbappé is going to become the best player in the world, but he does need a little bit of proper guidance to help him get there and every person in the club will play a key role in his development.Neymar’s role is to show Kylian how a star should behave inside the pitch, Buffon has to teach him that discipline and the managers he gets throughout his career will help him perfect his game in every way that they can.Mbappé was the man of the match against Marseille, with a goal and with orchestrating the second goal near the end of the match to give PSG that record which doesn’t seem like it will stop any time soon.Thomas Tuchel’s side moves further away from their opponents at the top with 33 points, with many experts who believe that this squad can even reach 114 points by the end of the season.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…Hoy Mbappé llegó tarde a la charla técnica del PSG y Tuchel le castigó con la suplencia. Buffon le cogió en el calentamiento y estuvo casi dos minutos hablando con él. Quizá para cosas así fue para lo que ficharon al portero italiano.pic.twitter.com/OJECAORYkw— David De las Heras (@David_Heras) October 28, 2018Mbappé also became the best goal scorer in all five European leagues with 10, he has scored 12 goals and given 4 assists on his last 10 matches for the club in all competitions.There is no question that Kylian will receive the Golden Boy award by the end of the year for the second time in a row, but his current form even gives people the hope that he could also be a serious contender to win the Ballon d’Or and upset everybody who expected either Luka Modric or Antoine Griezmann to win it.The player himself is already recognizing how valuable his work is for the club, as he knows how important he’s become this season.“The team needed this win,” he told Canal+ via Four Four Two.“A great team relies on its leaders and they have to make a difference at key moments. I think I can take on that role and I did.”“We have to continue on the right path. Marseille showed they have a team that plays with the ball. They had several sequences of play where we were in trouble, so all credit to them.”“But we were able to be effective and we leave with the win. We are competitors. We want to go down in history. We mustn’t disregard any match.”10 – Kylian Mbappé is now the top goalscorer in the top 5 leagues this season (10 goals). Playstation. @PSG_English pic.twitter.com/KVKCz8o5l6— OptaJean (@OptaJean) October 28, 2018What do you think about Kylian Mbappé and PSG’s current form in European football? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Measure A sales tax up for vote

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsGinger spoke to Russ Hall, Chairperson for Just Say No to A Campaign, about Measure A’s potential to hurt the community’s poor. Ginger Jeffries On February 13, 2018, the City Council approved placing a half-cent sales tax measure on the June 5, 2018 ballot to fund critical public safety and public services.The sales tax, known as Measure A, will be up for vote this June. Sunday, Ginger Jeffries discussed Measure A with Jim Geering, proponent, and Russ Hall, opponent. 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsGinger interviewed Chula Vista Fire Chief, Jim Geering, about Measure A’s potential to improve San Diego’s police and firefighter efficiency and response times. Ginger Jeffries, Updated: 9:57 PMcenter_img Measure A sales tax up for vote May 20, 2018 Posted: May 20, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: Decision 2018 FacebookTwitterlast_img read more