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SoC 2008 is on!!

Posted in Google Summer of Code by plunchete on February 25, 2008

With these words Leslie Hawthorn presented today the Google Summer of Code 2008. Google organized it three times before (2005, 2006, 2007). The Summer of Code program is an oportunity to contribute with one Open Source community, an portunity to earn some money coding and the oportunity to meet interesting people. Last year participated in the program 90 students from arround the world.

Personally, I took part in the program last year and was a great experience for me, this year I can’t participe becuase I finished my degree in november, next year I hope to be a mentor, this year I’m not feel ready for this yet. I will not take the new shirt 😦 !!! At least I have some friends who are going to apply this year.

If you want to participate in the Summer of Code program and have some doubts about the proposal, you can see my SoC proposal or if you want you can contact me via e-mail (plunchete _ gmail.com) or post a coment in this blog, I will be happy to help you.

If you are a 18 years or older student and you love coding you should apply!

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The world will be ours

Posted in General by plunchete on February 23, 2008
From left to right, Nestor (WiZiTo), Juan Luis (crash) and me. In this picture Alberto (gimenete) is missing.
Remember our faces, we will give something to talk about.

My five things to do in 2008.

Posted in About Me by plunchete on February 1, 2008

I have been thinking about my plans this year and finally I decided to put it in a public list, all this plans are about my technical aspirations:

  • Learn about PHP and Zend Framework. Why? Although I’m a Java developer (more or less because now I’m coding in JavaScript at work) I want to learn new languages.
  • Rise my contributions in Apache OpenJPA and get the committer status in this project. Why? Because is a great oportunity to learn with some of the best Java developers in one of the most influential communities within the Java Platform. In addition, I wish to colaborate with the OpenSource community.
  • Do a project with my friends Alberto and Néstor, we’ve a lot of projects on queue. Why? IMHO is the time to do a personal project and they are the perfect company.
  • Finish my article about JPA for the javaHispano community. Why? javaHispano is the best Java community for spanish speakers, I’ve learned a lot in this community and I want to contribute with them.
  • Write more technical articles in this blog. Why? Beacuse I created this blog to speak about mi work in the SoC and to improve my english, is a personal commitment.

All this task are about my “free” time, these will be very hard because when I arrive home I’m very tired and I only want to rest … but I really want to do it … I will have to do an effort.