Google Summer of Code

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 Erlinghagen

Lukas worked on one of our most requested features – a port to Windows. Lukas’s branch can be found at 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 Anderson

Jesse created a touchscreen UI for OLA. The target platform was the Raspberry Pi. His code is here .

2013: OLA tk User Interface for the Lighting Designer

Victoria Tisdale

Victoria built a Tk based RDM user interface. Her code is at . In the summer of 2014 Victoria took up an internship at City Theatrical.


2012: Web Based RDM Tests & Integration with the RDM Index

Ravindra Nath Kakarla

Ravindra’s project was building a web UI for the RDM Responder Tests with jQuery and Python. Ravindra now works for Amazon.