Monday, October 24, 2011

GSoC Mentor Summit 2011

I'm on the bus back to the hotel, after a weekend of meeting and collaboration with a lot of inspired Open Source developers. We met at Google Headquarters for the annual GSoC Mentor Summit, discussing last year's Google Summer of Code in particular and Open Source collaboration in general. More than 300 people of 175 participating organisations, from all over the world, were present.

It was my first time, both as a GSoC mentor for the phpMyAdmin project as on attending the summit, but it was great (or awesome, like some would state it). I've met and talked with many people. I learned a lot from the different sessions I attended and was pleasantly surprised about how much drive, knowledge and experience was present.