Nmap Project Seeking Talented Programmers for Google Summer of Code
Hi folks. I'm delighted to report that Nmap has been accepted by Google to participate in this year's Summer of Code internship program. This innovative and extraordinarily generous program provides $5,500 stipends to college and graduate students anywhere in the world who spend the summer improving Nmap from home! They gain valuable experience, get paid, strengthen their résumés, and write code for millions of users. We're one of the few orgs which have participated every year since the program began, and we're quite excited for our eleventh year!
Previous SoC students helped create the Nmap Scripting Engine, Zenmap GUI, and the handy Ncat and Nping utilities. Several of them became top developers! We're hoping for the same this year, but we need your help to get the word out! If you know any college/grad students (or are one) who
might be interested, please point them to our project ideas page:
You must hurry though, as applications are due this Friday at 19:00 UTC. We're absolutely forbidden from accepting any late applications. You can start an application now though and improve it up until the deadline.
Applications can be submitted using the orange "Log in" button (under "Students", not "Mentors and Administrators") at https://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2015
PS: In Nmap news. We were so busy coding that we forgot to announce our
Nmap 6.46 and 6.47 releases last year. But they're available at
http://nmap.org/download.html . And we're also working on a very big
release expected in the next month or two!