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ESA Taking Applications for Summer of Code in Space

Soulskill posted about 5 months ago | from the still-need-working-holodeck-code dept.

Programming 21

phyr writes: "ESA Summer of Code in Space (SOCIS) is a program run by the European Space Agency. It aims at offering student developers stipends to write code for various space-related open source software projects. Through SOCIS, accepted student applicants are paired with a mentor or mentors from the participating projects, thus gaining exposure to real-world software development scenarios. In turn, the participating projects are able to more easily identify and bring in new developers. Applicants must be attending a European or Canadian university and will receive 4000 Euros for supporting one of the accepted open source projects. Applicants have until May 15th to submit their proposals and resumes. I'm particularly interested to have exceptional proposals for the NEST project."

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Wow (1)

K. S. Kyosuke (729550) | about 5 months ago | (#46900639)

I guess it's finally time to make that Real World page for the IN SPACE! [tvtropes.org] trope, right?

Re:Wow (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46951767)

K. S. Kyosuke: You've been called out (for tossing names) & you ran "forrest" from a fair challenge http://slashdot.org/comments.p... [slashdot.org]

This is a lie! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46900727)

You do NOT get to code in space. You have to code on boring Earth and other people get to go to space. LAME!

Re:This is a lie! (1)

K. S. Kyosuke (729550) | about 5 months ago | (#46900757)

Protip: Earth is in space, too!

Re:This is a lie! (1)

hypergreatthing (254983) | about 5 months ago | (#46900791)

No it's not.

Re:This is a lie! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46900899)

where is it, then?

Re:This is a lie! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46901025)

"Space" is everything outside Earth's atmosphere.

Re:This is a lie! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46901169)

therefore, earth is in space.

captcha: subtle

Re:This is a lie! (1)

fustakrakich (1673220) | about 5 months ago | (#46902379)

Yeah? Then what's holding it up?

Re:This is a lie! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46902935)

Turtles.

Re:This is a lie! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46951745)

K. S. Kyosuke: You've been called out (for tossing names) & you ran "forrest" from a fair challenge http://slashdot.org/comments.p... [slashdot.org]

kreme of the kode co-option festival (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46900771)

rock on /. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXqWKILLe1o

Except it is not actually in space (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46900989)

Their claim is a bold-face lie. The ESA has always been ruled by CONservatives that hate technology and hate the truth. They, like the Republicans that rule the USA, have no respect for science or technology. Their kind hates those things and thus hate us. In this case, they are destroying the dreams of children with their bold-face lie. It is not in space.

Re:Except it is not actually in space (2)

greenwow (3635575) | about 5 months ago | (#46901055)

You're right about the ESA. They have changed from being a technical organization to a political one. They no longer have any interest in space. They only want to funnel money into the pockets of rich old white men. This "not in space" contest shows they have no actual interest in space.

Re:Except it is not actually in space (1)

j-b0y (449975) | about 5 months ago | (#46901345)

Since ESA depends on it's member states for it's funding and the funding is given on the basis of the political objectives of the states, ESA it by it's nature a political one and always has been. But that does not exclude being a technical one as well, which is it, and quite deeply.

The "rich old white men" are in fact the european space industry, which ESA supports and promotes as one of it's primary functions.

Your ignorance appears boundless.

Re:Except it is not actually in space (1)

Trapezium Artist (919330) | about 5 months ago | (#46902637)

Err, I think he was taking the mickey, surely. Or are these people really so dim?

These guys just don't get it. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46902713)

You a resume and proposals to work on your Open Source projects. There's something you're not understanding about Open Source, its culture and the whole point of a participatory Summer of Code style event.

What an elitist ivory tower bag of bollocks, even the wording on the post is strange "I'm particularly interested to have exceptional proposals" and then you go visit that NEST link and they're not even articulate enough to summarize what NEST even is or does.

Don't strain your necks looking down from that Ivory tower guys.

Re:These guys just don't get it. (1)

oneiros27 (46144) | about 5 months ago | (#46904785)

I get that you're complaining about the clarity of the post ... but your critique of it isn't very clear, either.

The problem is, they linked to SOCIS, and to the NEST SOCIS page ... rather than linking to something like the list of organizations that are willing to mentor, with links to descriptions of the [esa.int]
tasks they'd like people to propose to do

Very few of those pages include 'about this project' type information ... so instead the students join our IRC channel and start asking questions. You'd think this would be annoying, and I guess it could be, but you can learn a lot about the candidates by what questions they ask, and how they respond to your questions (and/or heckling, in my case).

disclaimer : I was a mentor for the 2011 SOCIS on a project that I don't even work on. (the task was to have their software use some APIs that I help to maintain).

WHAT THE FUCK SLASHDOT (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46902909)

Why is there an add playing sound at the bottom of the screen? That is unfuckingacceptable slashdot.

Summer of Code in Space (1)

Spy Handler (822350) | about 5 months ago | (#46902923)

sounds as if they're holding this event in space, like on the ISS or a Bigelow orbiting tent or something.

I'm suing for false advertising.

Hello World (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46903785)

Brings a new meaning to writing Hello World

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