INVITATION Hi All, There will be an introductory session on Google Summer of Code program, conducted by the past years' participants from Sri Lanka. Assuming Google will conduct the program for the year 2011, we would like to encourage many new participants from Sri Lanka this time again to be top of the world producing the most number of successful participants for the year 2011. We are planning to give an introduction to the program, the applying procedure, benefits, sharing past experiences, introduction to useful FOSS tools to get things started and finally a Q&A session. Session will be conducted in English, Sinhala & Tamil appropriately. Date : Monday, 17th of January 2011 Time : 9am - 12 noon Venue : SET, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya “Google will provide a stipend of 5000 USD per accepted student developer. After your proposal gets accepted, you will receive 500 USD. After passing mid-term evaluations you will be awarded with 2250 USD and if you successfully finished your project you will be awarded the remaining. Further, you will receive a T-Shirt from Google and a valuable certificate along with the pleasure of contributing to FOSS projects which values more than the prize money! :)” So if you are new to GSoC, worrying about all the procedures, terminologies, but enthusiastic to learn what is it all about, and make your mark in the world of open source, or simply earn some bucks for the summer, do not miss this rare chance ! If you are an undergraduate/postgraduate university student please circulate this among your batch-mates. RSVP at the Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=118802454859192&index=1 See you all there!! Thank You!