The Open Lighting Project has participated in the Google Summer of Code from 2012 to 2014 and 2016. The Summer of Code is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects such as the Open Lighting Project. Through Google Summer of Code, accepted student applicants are paired with a mentor from the Open Lighting Project, thus gaining exposure to real-world software development scenarios and the opportunity for employment in areas related to their academic pursuits.
If you are interested in participating in the 2016 Google Summer of Code please see our GSOC Application Guide.
In 2014 we accepted two very promising students.
2014: Windows Port of OLA
Lukas worked on one of our most requested features – a port to Windows. Lukas’s branch can be found at https://github.com/lukase/ola and his changes were regularly merged into the mainline; since 0.9.2 partial Windows support has been included in the releases.
2014: OLA UI for the Raspberry Pi
Jesse created a touchscreen UI for OLA. The target platform was the Raspberry Pi. His code is here https://github.com/jesseanderson/ola-rpiui .
2013: OLA tk User Interface for the Lighting Designer
2012: Web Based RDM Tests & Integration with the RDM Index
Ravindra’s project was building a web UI for the RDM Responder Tests with jQuery and Python. Ravindra now works for Amazon.