“Summer of code” programs and an ecosystem

Every year more and more projects get on with Google and their summer code contests. These initiatives are just the right thing to keep interest in a technology and get young (and some times older) developers involved with a framework, API, or general system. The benefit goes both ways, the institution grows the developer base and the contestants usually get nice prizes and some notoriety.

Here is a list of some of the “summer of code” programs you should check out. There are 175 organizations participating. I don’t see IBM, Lotus, or XPages in the list, which is a shame…

If you want to get involved with Eclipse then get with Chris here.

This is exactly what communities like Lotus and IBM need!

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