Once again, 52˚North had the excellent opportunity to participate in Google’s Summer of Code. We had four awesome projects, all of which were quite successful – so a big thanks to all our students and mentors! This was my first year with 52˚North and Google Summer of Code. I am pleased to report that it has been a positive and valuable experience for me and I hope the same can be said for the students and other mentors.
Arguably a bit overdue, but here is the report for the Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit 2013. Enjoy!
This year 52°North was a first time participant as a mentoring organization in the Google Summer of Code. After successful completion of all of our four projects, we were very glad to be invited to the Mentor Summit at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California. 52°North was represented by our organization administrator Daniel Nüst, who organized the application and supported all mentors and students throughout the duration of the program and participated in the two day “unconference”.
Mentors from all over the world came together to visit Google’s Headquarters. This included a trip to the famous Android figures, visits to the company canteen and coffee kitchen (yes, plenty and good!), and a few glimpses into the day of a Googler: going to the Googleplex in a white bus with fast Wi-Fi, a nice atmosphere on a modern campus, checking out the Google Store during lunch break, and peeks into individually decorated cubicles.
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