That's a great news to hear. But it would be wonderful if any Bangladeshi Student could get selected for media wiki. AFAIK this year 3 Bangladeshi Students have been selected in Google Summer of Code (aka GSoC). One in Apertium, one in Blender and another one in FFmpeg. I also participated in GSoC in 2010 for Chromium along with two others in Apertium and Yafaray. This year before the selection process we arranged a info session about GSoC in BUET and around 40 students joined the session. We hope to arrange it again before the program in 2012, the next years program. Hopefully we'll able to motivate students more to apply for Media Wiki or orgs related to Wikipedia that time.

@Foysal Have a look here: http://code.google.com/soc/

On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 9:37 AM, Belayet Hossain <bellayet@gmail.com> wrote:

We received more than 25 proposals for this year’s Google Summer of Code, and several mentors put many hours into evaluating project ideas, discussing them with applicants, and making the tough decisions.  Our final choices, the Google Summer of Code students for MediaWiki for 2011:

You’ll be hearing more about each of these projects in the next few weeks!

Congratulations to this year’s students, and thanks to all the applicants, as well as MediaWiki’s many mentors, developers who evaluated applications, and Google’s Open Source Programs Office.  The accepted students now have a month to ramp up on MediaWiki’s processes and get to know their mentors (the Community Bonding Period) and will start coding their summer projects on or before May 23rd.  As organizational administrator for MediaWiki’s GSoC participation, I’ll be keeping an eye on all eight students and helping them out.

Good luck!

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