Thursday, 26 March 2015

GSoC BUZZ

GSoC BUZZ

       The Google Student Ambassadors,Sadiq Mary Oiza and Alaba Dare Micheal,Ekiti  State University, together with the Google Developer Group Manager, Awosupin Olalere Solomon  on the 24th of March 2015 held a GSoC awareness and meetup with the sole purpose of motivating interested programmers in participating in the Google Summer of Codes;increasing the number of students from Ekiti State University parrticipating in the Google Summer of Code.
       The Buzz had in attendance a total of 35 students with 5 female students in attendance.We had  what i call a"heart to heart" round table discussion where we had to answer some disturbing questions from the students.we had studentswho  were passionate about coding share there experience.we had student speakers like:
 Olunuga Mayowa Anthony-  G-Team                              (Writing programs  with different languages (c++ ,C#,Java)
Awosupin Olalere Solomon- Google Developer Group Manager  (Android)
Sadiq Mary Oiza - Google Student Ambassador (Google Summer of Codes 2015)
    The event began  with a round table discussion about the latest happenings in the school(Ekiti State University), lecturers on strike and student having to go on an unplanned semester break. we further looked at the effects of idleness on students and how we could cub it. Olunuga Mayowa talked about writing programs generally with different languages e.t.c.
 The GDG manager Awosupin Olalere Solomon Talked about android development as the android study Jam Ekiti State University is still in progress. I (Sadiq Mary Oiza) talked about the Google Summer of Code, what it was all about, how it worked and how to register. We also made internet provision and some students had their profiles created in the GSoC website. Of course there was a competition where the first three students to complete their registration had the opportunity of getting a GSoC T-shirt. We had a nice time and we wish participants of this program, suceess.