OW2 is an independent, global, open-source software community. The mission of OW2 is to a) promote the development of open-source middleware, generic business applications, cloud computing platforms and b) foster a vibrant community and business ecosystem. OW2 consortium is an independent non-profit organization open to companies, public organizations, academia and individuals. OW2 is an open worldwide organization, established in France. It gathers approximately 30 corporate members from France, Belgium, Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, Germany, UK, several hundreds of individual members. The Consortium's code base comprises more than 50 active projects.
OW2 has been running an annual Programming Contest since 2011. The purpose of the OW2 Contest is to provide an opportunity for students from all countries to demonstrate their talent in open-source software engineering by working during 2 months on a topic relating to one or several OW2 projects. What's more, the contest aims at promoting teamwork and the ability of college students to study, use and enhance OW2 open-source projects. Based on principles of "freedom, sharing and creativity", and aiming at developing international communication and cooperation, the competition is overseen by IT professionals and academics from around the world.
What sets the OW2 International Contest apart is the opportunity to:
The programme committee is composed of the OW2 Technology Council members, a community of senior CTOs and researchers specializing in open-source software engineering, in charge of defining the technical strategy of the OW2 Consortium.
The evaluation of the work hinges on the following criteria defined by the OW2 Technology Council, in relation with the OW2 quality programme, Oscar:
3 prizes are awarded:
The Contest organizing team welcomes sponsoring proposals including hardware, travels to conferences, books, award conference venue, communication support.
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