Though Sri Lanka is geographically a small country in the world, its not that small when it comes to the IT world. The Google Summer of Code 2010 has proved what an important role Sri Lanka is playing in the Open Source world.
As a student of University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, I feel proud that there are 34 students accepted from Sri Lanka among the total 1,026 accepted students and most importantly its a glory that Sri Lanka has secured the 10th place among the 69 countries which are taking part in Gsoc 2010.
According to the statistics in the Google open source blog, it says ;
Our top ten countries by number of students accepted this year are: United States (197), India (125), Germany (57), Brazil (50), Poland (46), Canada (40), China (39), United Kingdom (36), France (35), Sri Lanka(34).
Source: Open Source at Google
Its a great pleasure to say that University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka has produced 27 among the 34 Sri Lankan students who were selected,
12 from level 3, Department of Computer Science Engineering
10 from level 4, Department of Computer Science Engineering
Harshana Eranga Martin
1 from Department of Electronic & Telecommunication Engineering
4 from Faculty of Information Technology
If you are a past, present, a potential future student or mentor, or an enthusiast of the Google Summer of Code from Sri Lanka. Join Google Summer of Code - Sri Lankan Community at http://groups.google.com/group/gsoc-srilanka.
Thanks, Umashanthi for the resources.