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Google Summer of Code (GSoC) and Umit Project Talk, 12th Mar

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dear all,

Google Summer of Code (GSoC) and Umit Project Talk

Open Source Alliance Cyberjaya in collaboration with IT Society, MMU Cyberjaya is organizing a talk on Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2009 and Umit Project by Devtar Singh, a developer in Umit project and mentor in Google Summer of Code 2009 for the Bluetooth Sniffer idea. This talk is greatly beneficial for FIT and FOE students for your Industrial Training and Final Year Projects. Participating in Google Summer of Code will improve your recognition and ability to be accepted in the IT field.

Date    : 12th March 2009 (Thursday)
Time   : 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Venue : FIT XR 0001 (FIT Theatre Hall), Multimedia University, Cyberjaya

Contents:

  • Google Summer of Code (GSoC) . http://code.google.com/soc
  • Umit Project, an Nmap network scanner frontend and was started with the sponsoring of Google’s Summer of Code 2005


Google Summer of Code
(GSoC) is an annual program, first held from May to August 2005, in which Google awards stipends to hundreds of students who successfully complete a requested free software / open-source coding project during the summer.

About the speaker <Devtar Singh>:
Devtar Singh is one of the first three Malaysians to ever successfully complete the Google Summer of Code program which was covered by the media recently. He was a student under the Umit Project. Umit is an acclaimed network management tool which was featured in The Bourne Ultimatum movie. He worked on the Umit Bluetooth project throughout the program last year. He will be the mentor for this years Google Summer of Code for the Bluetooth Sniffer idea. He is currently working in Accenture and assumes diverse roles in several high profile projects including one in Shell IT.

Cost:
Free. No registration required.

Contact Organizer:
Mohd Syazli Mahmud
syazli7@yahoo.com
+60 17-328 1840

References:

[1] http://www.linuxsig.net/v2/node/547
[2] http://trac.umitproject.org/wiki/UmitBluetooth
[3] http://www.umitproject.org/?active=gsoc&mode=ideas
[4] http://www.umitproject.org/?active=contacts
[5] http://code.google.com/opensource/gsoc/2009/faqs.html
[6] http://blog.umitproject.org
[7] https://share.acrobat.com/adc/adc.do?docid=5dd4fd93-d188-4799-a934-1675214f9262
[8] http://thestar.com.my/youth2/story.asp?file=/2008/11/26/youth2/2632091&sec=youth2
[9] http://www.mmu.edu.my/view_art.php?artid=30

Do continue browsing the discussion in http://groups.google.com/group/osa-cyber/topics

Open Source Alliance Cyberjaya


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Written by syazli7

Fri, 6 Mar 2009 at 17:56:27 +0800

Posted in Events, MMU

Google Summer of Code (SoC) March 2009 Talk

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Google Summer of Code (SoC) March 2009 Talk

I’m planning to have Google Summer of Code (SoC) 2009 Talk to be held next week, conducted by Devtar Singh, an ex-Multimedia University Melaka student to be mentor in the coming GSoC and a core member of LinuxSIG. Devtar shown great interest to talk about Google Summer of Code (GSoC) and the Umit project.

Date    : 12th March 2009 (Thursday)
Time   : 4:00pm to 6:00pm    Pending Approval
Venue : To be announced, Multimedia University, Cyberjaya

Contents:

  • Google Summer of Code (GSoC) . http://code.google.com/soc
  • Umit Project, an Nmap network scanner frontend and was started with the sponsoring of Google’s Summer of Code 2005


Google Summer of Code
(GSoC) is an annual program, first held from May to August 2005, in which Google awards stipends to hundreds of students who successfully complete a requested free software / open-source coding project during the summer.

About the speaker <Devtar Singh>:
Devtar Singh is one of the first three Malaysians to ever successfully complete the Google Summer of Code program which was covered by the media recently. He was a student under the Umit Project. Umit is an acclaimed network management tool which was featured in The Bourne Ultimatum movie. He worked on the Umit Bluetooth project throughout the program last year. He will be the mentor for this years Google Summer of Code for the Bluetooth Sniffer idea. He is currently working in Accenture and assumes diverse roles in several high profile projects including one in Shell IT.

Project references:

http://trac.umitproject.org/wiki/UmitBluetooth
http://www.umitproject.org/?active=gsoc&mode=ideas
http://www.umitproject.org/?active=contacts
http://code.google.com/opensource/gsoc/2009/faqs.html
http://blog.umitproject.org

References:

https://share.acrobat.com/adc/adc.do?docid=5dd4fd93-d188-4799-a934-1675214f9262
http://thestar.com.my/youth2/story.asp?file=/2008/11/26/youth2/2632091&sec=youth2
http://www.mmu.edu.my/view_art.php?artid=30

Do continue browsing the discussion in http://groups.google.com/group/osa-cyber/topics

Open Source Alliance Cyberjaya

Written by syazli7

Thu, 5 Mar 2009 at 21:48:37 +0800

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Monthly meetups in Cyberjaya

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Hi all, this is a post to send out a headsup to all that we at OSA Cyber are interested to start having regular meetups in Cyberjaya every month starting this December in the MMU Cyberjaya campus.

We have decided to start this for the slightly tech savvier Cyberjaya community and its surrounding areas.

Time, date and speakers have not been finalised yet though, but we will update this site or the google groups as soon as we do.

In the meantime, leave a comment, register your interest here, or join the Open Source Alliance Cyberjaya google groups to also get more updates.

Written by samng

Mon, 24 Nov 2008 at 23:57:39 +0800

Posted in MMU, News

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foss.my & 2nd sem meetup

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Hi ppl, foss.my was just awesome. Saw a couple of peeps from MMU there.

Anyway, see u guys this Friday as we’re going to meet up. If you’re interested in hearing updates on foss.my and developing the Open Source community in Cyberjaya, do join us if possible this friday 8PM in MMU Cyberjaya. Do msg me (y! tulipsoss ) on ym, or drop me ring if you’re coming.

If you are not able to do so

Written by samng

Tue, 11 Nov 2008 at 23:32:47 +0800

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Middle East Pay in Asia!

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Middle East Pay in Asia?

Too good to be true?

Not according to Scanit!

Scanit, the leading IT security company in the Middle East has announced that it is now heavily recruiting for its new operations in Malaysia. When asked what the key driving factors were for making this move, CEO David Michaux said that he was ‘chasing the talent where ever he could find it, and as we found a good technical pool in Asia, so this is our next step’.

Scanit who are also the Gold sponsors of HITB in September, launched a recruitment site earlier this year focused at attempting to bring fresh technical talent to the Middle East market, ‘we have over 50 IT security jobs currently posted from clients all over the Gulf region’ said David ‘our clients need hands on people who can help to really secure their infrastructures’ he continued.

Not looking for qualifications or certifications, the Scanit team will be bringing a number of their recruitment customers, including some of the major banks and telecom operators from the Middle East, to perform direct interviews with interested candidates at the upcoming HITB event. ‘We will performing live interviews, both technical and personal, and hope to be able to help our customers fill some of their vacancies directly at the event’.

When asked if Scanit and their customers were looking at Asia simply to find cheaper labour, David quickly replied that ‘Scanit has a uniform payment structure irrespective of nationality or geographic location, and I believe that if you are among the best, you should be paid the same as your counterparts’. Salaries in the Middle East range from approximately 3,500USD per month to over 8,000USD, depending on your skill level and experience. ‘Scanit has the reputation of being the best in the security consultancy market in the Middle East, and I will make sure we keep that reputation when we move into Malaysia’.

Candidates who are interested in signing up for the upcoming recruitment drive can register their interest by subscribing to the recruitment portal at http://hr.scanit.net, the Scanit team have promised to give everyone a fair chance.

*****
*** HITBSecConf 2007
*** 3rd – 6th September
*** The Hilton KL Sentral

Written by syazli7

Thu, 26 Jul 2007 at 22:53:41 +0800

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VPN access for MMU Cyberjaya

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MMU CITS:

Dear All

We have upgraded the VPN server for MMU Cyberjaya campus. As such, all MMU Cyberjaya VPN users will need to install new VPN client software to connect to the campus network.

For more details, please go to http://access.mmu.edu.my/vpnconnect.php

Thank you.

Rgds
CITS

MMU Bulletin Board:
http://bulletin.mmu.edu.my/v3/view/bulletin_main.mmu?s=43936&by=today

Written by syazli7

Fri, 30 Mar 2007 at 00:00:08 +0800

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Google Summer Of Code 2007 is here!

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For the past 3 years since 2005, Google has been supporting Open Source projects in the form of the Summer Of Code.

==
What is Google Summer of Code?=
Google Summer of Code is a program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source projects. Google will be working with several open source, free software and technology-related groups to identify and fund several projects over a three month period. Historically, the program has brought together over 1,000 students with over 100 open source projects, to create hundreds of thousands of lines of code. The program, which kicked off in 2005, is now in its third year, following on from a very successful 2006.

While the majority of past student participants were enrolled in university Computer Science and Computer Engineering programs, GSoCers come from a wide variety of educational backgrounds,from computational biology to mining engineering. Many past participants had never participated in an open-source project before GSoC;others used the GSoC stipend as an opportunity to concentrate fully on their existing open source coding activities over the summer.

Several 2005 students went on to become mentors in 2006.

Personally, I had a friend from MMU who successfully apllied and participated in SoC both in 2005 and 2006. Do take note that each successful completed project will be rewarded with a stipend of USD$4500.

Student Applications are open now and will be closing by March 24th. Please take note in this case Open Source covers everything from Linux, to Open Source Website Frameworks, Content Management Systems, Graphic software and lots others not mentioned here. So if you are interested, do take a look at http://code.google.com/soc/ as soon as possible.

Important timelines of the project can be seen at http://code.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=60325&topic=10729 .

=Open Source Alliance Cyberjaya=
http://groups.google.com/group/osa-cyber/

Sam Ng

Written by syazli7

Wed, 21 Mar 2007 at 10:16:30 +0800

Posted in MMU