UNCTAD World Investment Forum 2016 will be in Nairobi

Registration 2016 The next UNCTAD World Investment Forum takes place in Nairobi, Kenya from July 17-21, 2016. The Forum is the largest global platform for action on investment for sustainable development. The event brings together global leaders from the public and private sectors to explore what the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals mean for business and how the public […]

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Google Summer of Code

Help us change the world one line of code at a time.   Participate in the 12th year of Google Summer of Code!    Over the past 11 years,​   ​ Google Summer of Code has brought together almost  11,000 students and over 500 open source projects to create millions of lines  of code. We’re looking for mentors and students to join us in making 2016 the  best GSoC yet!    Google Summer of Code is designed to encourage student participation in  open source development. The goals of the program are to:  ● Inspire developers to begin participating in open source  development  ● Provide students in Computer Science and related fields the  opportunity to do work related to their academic pursuits   ● Give students exposure to real­world software development  scenarios (e.g., version control practices, software licensing  questions, mailing­list etiquette, etc.)  ● Create more open source code for the benefit of all  ● Help open source projects bring in new developers and  committers    Successful student contributors are given a 5,500 USD stipend, enabling them  to focus on their coding projects for three months. Google Summer of Code is  completely online, which has allowed students and mentors from over 100  countries to participate over the past 11 years.    There are 180 open source projects that students can choose from in 2016.    Student applications will be accepted from March 14­25, 2016.    Find full details on requirements for participation,  including how to apply and Program Rules on  https://g.co/gsoc

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IoT Operating Systems Powering The Future

Unlike PCs and mobile devices, there’s a wide variety of commercial and open source operating systems powering the IoT. Here are eight leading contenders and the best use-cases for them. The tech industry is spending a great deal of time focusing its efforts on the Internet of Things (IoT) boom. Both for-profit technology companies and […]

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