GCI 2018 - Wrap-up report

News posted on Sun, 2019-03-10 16:42

Better late than never… Here’s a quick report on GCI 2018. Google Code-in is the annual contest for students between 13 and 17. It brings together teenagers and open source organizations with the idea of giving “pre-university students” an experience of real world coding which might inspire them to consider Computer Science in their future educational and career plans. At the end of the contest, each organization chooses five finalists.

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News posted on Sun, 2019-03-10 16:42

Haiku to mentor interns in Google Summer of Code and Outreachy

News posted on Tue, 2019-02-26 17:47

Haiku is proud to once again be part of the Google Summer of Code. Over the summer, students will work on improving Haiku and related applications, with help from our mentor team. Google gives the students a stipend, which allows them to work full-time on the project without the need to find another job. The goal of the program is to introduce students to the way open source projects work, and encourage them to become long term contributors.

Haiku R1/beta1 has been released

News posted on Fri, 2018-09-28 20:26

After nearly 6 years since R1/alpha4, Haiku R1/beta1 has been released. See “Release Notes” for the (lengthy) release notes, “Press contact”, for press inquiries … and “Get Haiku!” to skip all that and just download the release.

Back into Google Summer of Code

News posted on Sun, 2018-02-18 17:47

Haiku is proud to once again be part of the Google Summer of Code. Over the summer, students will work on improving Haiku and related applications, with help from our mentor team. Google gives the students a stipend, which allows them to work full-time on the project without the need to find another job. The goal of the program is to introduce students to the way open source projects work, and encourage them to become long term contributors.

Back into Google Summer of Code

News posted on Mon, 2017-02-27 17:47

After a two year break, the Haiku project is proud to be part of Google Summer of Code again. Over the summer, students will work on improving Haiku and related applications, with help from our mentor team. Google gives the students a stipend, which allows them to work full-time on the project without the need to find another job. The goal of the program is to introduce students to the way open source projects work, and encourage them to become long term contributors.

Haiku mentors once more in Google's Code-In

News posted on Tue, 2016-11-08 17:47

The Haiku project is proud to be once again part of Google’s Code-In. Together with 16 other open source projects we’ll mentor students between 13 and 17 years of age through various large and small tasks. The aim is to introduce them to the work and community of open source projects, while benefitting ourselves from their work and energy, and maybe even by gaining future contributers. If you know people in the right age bracket that might be interested, point them to Google’s Code-In site that has all the information.

Media Kit Contract Underway

News posted on Wed, 2016-03-09 15:53

Last week, Haiku, Inc. accepted a 120 hour contract for Dario Casalinuovo. Over the course of a month, Dario will be working on streaming support, improving the media_server, and improving/integrating the BMediaClient. You can read more about his contract proposal here. Keep an eye on his blog for updates on his progress. To further support Dario’s contract, Dane of TuneTracker Systems has donated $500 USD. Dario has expressed his willingness to work on other areas of Haiku in the future once he has improved the media_kit, which is the area he is currently most comfortable working with.

WLAN Master Thesis Published

News posted on Fri, 2016-02-26 18:05

In 2010 Colin G√ľnter finished his master thesis on Haiku’s WLAN stack. His work was supported by Haiku users with donations to Haikuware’s bounty program. After his move to New Zealand he didn’t find the time to prep the documents for publication. But now it’s finally done and available at a GitHub repo [Dead link as of December 2017]. Two documents (both mirrored at the Haiku website) should be interesting to developers curious about Haiku’s WLAN stack: The thesis Masterarbeit.

Haiku's GCI 2015 winners

News posted on Sat, 2016-02-13 08:13

In February the roughly two months long Google Code-In (GCI) period came to an end. See the results of all participating organizations at the GCI site. As always, it’s been a strenuous time for students and mentors alike. Of course, it was a very productive one, too.