NCU students selected for Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2017


Ankit Kumar
3rd Year, BTech CSE
(Class of 2018)

Ankit Kumar has been selected for Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2017 Projects. Ankit will be working with MariaDB(One of the most popular databases on the web with many notable users) on the project ‘Allow multiple alternative authentication methods for the same user’. He will be mentored by Sergei Golubchik. Only selected few students across the globe get the opportunity to code and invent new ideas vigorously for three months. Ankit is the second student to get this selection after Pranav Jain (CSE) who achieved this distinction in the year 2016.

 

Akarshan Gandotra 
3rd Year, BTech CSE
(Class of 2018)

Akarshan Gandotra has been selected for Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2017 Projects. He will be working with FOSSASIA to develop an Android Application that will allow the user to operate Pocket Science Lab (PSLab).  PSLab is a tiny pocket lab that provides an array of necessary equipments for doing science and engineering experiments. It is packed with various control and measurement tools and enables the user to perform various experiments and study a wide range of phenomena. The main aim of the project is to develop an Android application that can help the user to use each and every functionality of the PSLab from their Android Smartphone.

 


Harsh Lathwal
3rd Year, BTech CSE
(Class of 2018)

Harsh Lathwal has been selected for Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2017 Projects. Harsh will be working with FOSSASIA to make a Linux Distro for hotels and events based on cinnamon desktop environment under the mentorship of Mario Behling (creator of Lubuntu). He will develop open source software with their sponsorship for FOSSASIA. Harsh will work as a Student Developer beginning 30 May 2017 and ending on 21 August 2017. He will receive a stipend of 2400 USD for the completion of the project.