Posts Tagged ‘Google’

Ogre’s GSoC 2015 season kicked off!

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015


With this year’s Google Summer of Code already slightly being visible at the horizon it was time for us to get things started again: We are hoping to find a group of capable and motivated students that will help us move Ogre even further. In order to guide this effort, we created a list of potential GSoC projects that we deem most relevant for this year and consider manageable in the given GSoC time frame: GSoC 2015 Project Ideas. There is also a dedicated idea discussion thread that might yield further insights and ideas.

We also collected all the relevant information about how to apply, where to find additional Ogre related information for this year’s GSoC, etc. in this forum thread. Additionally, we have a GSoC wiki section with a dedicated page for this year that we will update as new information becomes available.

We welcome everyone to chime in either with additional ideas or comments regarding potential projects and join the combined efforts to make this one important cornerstone for a successful Ogre year 2015.

On a related note: The so far private Ogre Hlms/AZDO branch will most likely be made publicly available around the end of this week. This of course is needed for the related GSoC idea to be possible.


Ogre3D’s GSoC 2013 projects/students announced!

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Finally, it’s that time of the year, when we can happily announce our GSoC students! And with great pride we can tell you that this year we were awarded five slots by Google to fill with motivated and talented folks to help us make Ogre3D even better :) .

So here are the five students and their projects (in no particular order):

We would like to welcome everybody to chime in the discussions and closely follow the projects, especially in the planning phase at the beginning. So please post your ideas / comments in the respective threads and perhaps even subscribe to the ones you are most interested in to make sure that you don’t miss any updates or discussions.

With that being said, it is time to get started. Best of luck and happy coding :) !

Ogre3D Google Summer of Code 2012 WrapUp

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

As most of you will already be aware of, it has again been an interesting and productive Google Summer of Code year for our community. As usual the GSoC year is concluded by a summit for the mentors organized by Google and we thought we’d share some bits and pieces as well as talk about the experiences of this year in general.

As we do every year, we sent out two of our mentors to represent our community at the summit. Last year it was Noam and Mattan, this year Assaf and Mattan (David was our first pick as he never attended so far, but it didn’t work out in his schedule).

The event is a two day conference held in Google’s offices in Mountain View, California. Hospitality was wonderful, nice hotel rooms, great food and lots of friendly people. The breakout sessions during the summit covered a variety of topics, all focusing on the summer of code and open source in general.

[GSoC 2012] OGRE has been accepted (again)!

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

For the 6th time, we were accepted as one of the 180 open-source projects to participate in this year’s Google Summer of Code! As you can guess, we are very thrilled about it and are now looking for some talented people to tackle some interesting projects and help evolving Ogre even further.

So, if you are a student and don’t know what to do over the summer yet: This is your chance!

We have put together all relevant information, e.g. on how apply for an Ogre GSoC slot or where to find project ideas in this announcement thread: Ogre GSoC 2012 Guide

In case you have any questions, feel free to open a thread in our GSoC forums section. The same applies if you want to discuss or pitch in ideas you have, regardless of whether you plan to tackle them yourself or just want to help our soon-to-be GSoC students to find their perfect project. All input in this matter is highly appreciated!

We are looking forward to another great coding summer! Best of luck to everyone participating this year!

So, let the summer begin!

Looking for “Google Summer of Code 2011″ students!

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Are you a student? Do you have some weeks of spare time during the summer? Are you interested in Ogre and always searched for a chance to contribute? Well, guess what: Now is your time!

We are right now looking for some talented and interested people for this year’s “Google Summer of Code 2011” initiative. Honestly, we somehow lack really good ideas what to propose as tasks since many of the items on the general ToDo list are either too big or too small for the given time. So if anyone has either some ideas that might be tackled this year or is willed to participate on Ogre’s behalf this year (or perhaps even both?), we would very much appreciate a comment or thread in our GSoC subforum.

We are hoping for some good ideas and volunteers to once again successfully participate!

“Google summer of code 2009″ projects coding time is up!

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

This is the fourth time Ogre took part in Google’s generous initiative. This year we had two great students as our interns.
Zi ‘omniter’ Ye – Zi has been using Ogre for a long time and this is his first project with Summer Of Code. Zi selected to improve the way Ogre looks to newcomers by rewriting our sample infrastructure. He created a whole new look and feel to the demo application. He transformed about 20 single demos with different special keys and GUI to a single beautiful application. Zi wrote a new special tray system for the sample interface and rewrote some of the samples to give them a fresh look.


new sample infrastructure

Noam ‘noman’ Gat – Noam has been a member of our growing community for a few years and this is the second year in a row Noam did a project. This time Noam took upon himself to upgrade our compositor system infrastructure. The results are very impressive and will allow Ogre users to easily create complex compositors effects, allowing clearer and simpler code and scripts. To demonstrate the benefits of his work he created a new “deferred shading” sample that uses his new code.


deferred shading sample

Both students did an excellent job and we are proud to have them as part of our community.
The projects are going to be merged into the Ogre trunk and they are going to be released as part of Ogre next version (1.7) in a few months.

Congratulations to all the students and mentors that took part – and thanks!

Google Summer of Code 2009 projects announced

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Congratulations to all the Google Summer of Code students who were accepted this year. OGRE accepted two projects for 2009, as described on our GSoC 2009 wiki page.

Here’s hoping for another enjoyable and successful summer of code for our students and community, and best of luck to all the other organisations & students participating this year.

OGRE taking part in Google Summer of Code 2009

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Google have just announced the list of open source mentoring organisations that will take part in the Google Summer of Code 2009, the now world-famous open source internship programme, and we’re very honoured to be included in the list for the 4th year running!

The application process for students doesn’t start until Monday 23rd March, but now we’re confirmed as participating in the programme, now is very much the time to get prepared if you wish to apply for a place with OGRE this year. If you’re interested, make sure you read up on the programme, take a look at our Ideas List, get involved in the community, and take a look at our student application template – that way, when the time comes to apply, you’re fully prepared.

Many thanks go to Google for running this awesome programme once again, and allowing us be part of it.