[syslog-ng] GSoC wants you to code syslog-ng/Zorp in the summer

Peter Czanik czanik at balabit.hu
Tue Apr 3 13:51:49 CEST 2012


This was included in last weeks newsletter, but as the deadline is three 
days away, it needs some extra attention:

Google Summer of Code ( http://code.google.com/soc/ ) is a nice 
opportunity for higher education students to spend their summers 
productively by coding in open source software projects. This time 
BalaBit participates in GSoC with the help of the openSUSE 
<http://www.opensuse.org/> project. If you are interested in enhancing 
or Zorp <http://www.balabit.com/network-security/zorp-gpl/overview>, 
please see our project ideas on the openSUSE ideas page: 
http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:GSOC_ideas#syslog-ng and 

*Why it is worth attending?*
- You can have a lifetime experience
- It looks good in your CV
- If you need documentation from Google to provide to your school so you 
can obtain course credit, you can get it -- after the positive final 
evaluation from your mentor
- You can earn 5000 USD for a 3 months student job

*When can I apply?*
The deadline is 6th April (Friday) 2012, 19:00 UTC.

*Who can apply?*
- Students, 18 years of age or older on or before April 23, 2012.
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 are eligible to apply if you are enrolled in an accredited 
pre-university educational program provided you meet all of the other 
eligibility requirements.
More details: 

*How to apply?*
- Please discuss your application first with the project mentor 
(syslog-ng: Gergely Nagy algernon at balabit.hu 
<mailto:algernon at balabit.hu>, Zorp: Szilard Pfeiffer coroner at balabit.hu 
<mailto:coroner at balabit.hu>) and then apply at Google at 
http://www.google-melange.com/ <http://www.google-melange.com/>and 
introduce yourself on the opensuse-project mailing 
- Please also attach a test exercise (depends on the project you apply 
to) a log of a successful *syslog-ng* 3.3 compilation from source/a log 
of a successful *Zorp* 3.9.5 compilation from source. An even more 
interesting thing would be if applicants already tried the Zorp virtual 
machines in advance, to get familiar with the software.

*When I will be informed about further details?*
On 23rd April the accepted student proposals announced on the Google 
Summer of Code 2012 site.
For further timeline, please visit 

In case of any questions, please visit the Google Summer of Code 2012 
Frequently Asked Questions site: 

We wish you good luck, and hope to hear from you soon!

(this page is the current content of 
, which hold more recent information later on).


Peter Czanik (CzP)<czanik at balabit.hu>
BalaBit IT Security / syslog-ng upstream

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