ARA’s BioGears team has been selected to be a mentor organization for the Google Summer of Code, an international program focused on introducing students to open source software development by completing a three-month programming project with an open source organization during summer break from their university.
Through the Summer of Code program, students propose a project and are paired with a mentor to gain exposure to software development skills and processes. Students earn a stipend while working in areas related to their interests. The partnership allows participating organizations to identify and bring in new developers to their open source projects.
“THE GOOGLE SUMMER OF CODE IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR ARA TO GET MORE INVOLVED IN THE OPEN SOURCE COMMUNITY, AND WE ARE EXCITED TO BE A PART OF IT. THE BIOGEARS TEAM WILL MENTOR STUDENTS AS THEY DEVELOP NEW SKILLS AND CREATE FEATURES THAT WILL BENEFIT OUR USER COMMUNITY. I AM HOPEFUL THAT WE WILL CREATE LASTING RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE NEXT GENERATION OF DEVELOPERS.” – KYLE BERGER, SENIOR ENGINEER, INTERN SUPERVISOR
BioGears is an open source, comprehensive, extensible human physiology engine that drives medical education, research, and training technologies.
Since its inception in 2005, the Summer of Code program has brought together more than 15,000 student participants and 12,000 mentors from over 118 countries worldwide, according to Google Summer of Code, and has produced more than 36,000,000 lines of code for 686 open source organizations.
Summer of Code student application period is from March 16 through March 31. For more information or to apply, visit https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/get-started/.