Are you a student? With experience in C++? And some free time over the summer? Then there is a unique chance for you right now: Apply as a Google Summer of Code student. You’ll get to work on a real Open Source project for three months, gain lots of experience and even get paid for it. Mentors with lots of knowledge in the project will guide you throughout the program.
Torsten and me will be mentors for KDE in the Marble project.One of the focus areas of ongoing Marble development is an Android app Marble Maps. Compared to other OpenStreetMap navigation apps it will have two unique features: Custom, beautiful vector rendering on the device and an easy-to-use user interface. GSoC projects we will be mentoring should relate to it: Vector tiling, vector rendering, speed improvements (e.g. OpenGL). See our ideas here for details and please get in touch with Torsten and me if you’re interested. Don’t wait, the application deadline is Friday, 25th of March!