GeoGebra is part of Google Summer of Code 2011

By Murray Bourne, 28 Mar 2011

Do something interesting - and math related - over summer. This is a great concept and if you (or your students) are under 18, there is still scope to do something like this in your local area.

You can propose your own coding project for Google's Summer of Code - and get paid for it! Your project can involve coding for GeoGebra.

Geogebra is a free interactive geometry (and algebra) software primarily designed for education. You can see my review of GeoGebra which also shows you how to use it.

Google Summer of Code is a program in which Google awards stipends (of $5000 USD) to hundreds of students who successfully complete a requested free or open-source software coding project during the summer.

As Google says:

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.

See more information on Summer of Code.

From GeoGebra's page on the Google Code wiki:

GeoGebra is part of Google Summer of Code again this year! This means that students (age 18+) can work with GeoGebra on a programming project this summer and get involved in our open source project: flipping bits not burgers. Please apply or let your students know!

It's great that participants can design their own project, and for those who are not sure what's needed, there are also some suggestions given by the GeoGebra developers.

2011 application information  

Application period: 28 March - 8 April 2011 

This is for those over 18 years old only.

Last year: Here are details on the 5 GeoGebra-related projects in Google Summer of Code 2010.

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