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Welcome Google Summer of Code 2013 students!

May 29th, 2013 @ 10:17 by Ann Hitchcock
Posted in Geoprocessing, Geostatistics, GSoC, Sensor Web

52°North is pleased to welcome the following students to work with us closely this summer on four Google Summer of Code projects!

  1. Mohammad Ahmed Hamed Yakoub (from Cairo, Egypt) will tackle the ” Open Sensor Search” project (Sensor Web Community) and implement a one stop shop for finding sensor data.
  2. Khalid Alqinyah (from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) will spend the summer working on the “52°North Processing Server Admin Interface” (Geoprocessing Community) and transfer the current HTML/JSP approach to a modern and flexible web application framework.
  3. Patrick Noble (from San Luis Obispo, CA, USA) will make seismic data from a variety of different sources available through the SOS  in the “Seismic Data Modeling in SOS” (Sensor Web Community) project.
  4. Jinlong Yang (From State College, PA, USA) will implement and/or improve generic classes, methods and tools for handling and analyzing large-scale trajectory data with R in the “Trajectory Analysis in R” (Geostatistics Community).

The community bonding period has just begun. During this time, students get to know their mentors, read documentation, get up to speed to begin working on their projects. Programming will start mid-June. We really look forward to working with them on these exciting projects! Expect a few blog posts by every student and find out more about the projects in the wiki.

The whole Google Summer of Code program received 5999 proposals from 4,144 students for 177 mentoring organizations (source). 52°North received 17 proposal submissions (2012: 35 – which is related to Google significantly reducing the number of proposals allowed per student). We at 52°North are extremely happy that, same as last year, we received four slots and were able to match them with four promising students to work on challenging projects across three communities!


  1. I guess we need to register to view the projects on the wiki?

    Comment by Bob Moskovitz — May 30, 2013 @ 18:21
  2. Actually we just fixed this so anyone should be able to view the projects without having to register!

    Comment by AnnHitchcock — May 31, 2013 @ 10:42

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