Archives for March 2012
On a chilly friday in January, 52°North bundled up to take on a new challenge – Disc Golf. For 3 hours 52Ners and guests braved the cold and tested their frisbee skills, seeing who could throw a “frisbee” disc into a basket with the least number of throws. Martin Reckmann from DJK Grün-Weiß Marathon in Münster instructed the first time players in the rules and techniques of the game, which is similar to golf. He also prepared a challenging course through bushes, trees, sculptures, over small bodies of water and swampy areas. Marcus Wissing (con terra) needed only 24 throws to complete the 5 target course and win the tournament! Refreshments helped warm chilled fingers and toes.
Martin Reckmann demonstrates throwing techniques.
Conny works her way around bothersome obstacles…
Refreshments after hard work!
Though Ilwis 3.8 is still some 3 weeks away it seems appropriate to recapitulate what can be expected of 3.8. This blog entry will not be a detailed description, that will come with the readme of 3.8. It is a relatively big release and if not for (internal) political reasons (don’t ask :p) I would have called it 4.0 or something.
52°North is thrilled to announce that it has been chosen to be a mentoring organization for this year’s Google Summer of Code (GSoC)! GSoC is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects. Google pays the stipend recipient $ 5.000,- for 3 months of software development for 52°North this summer. A mentor from a 52°North partner organization supervises the student during this period.