2009 Google Summer of Code™ Celebration at Beijing LUG

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Newly elected BLUG President, Pockey Lam, handing over Google Summer of Code stickers

The Beijing Linux User Group (BLUG) invited all the Google Summer of Code students and mentors in China to a special BBQ lamb skewers night night (we call these "chuan'r nights" actually) on Saturday, May 9th. The BLUG has been supporting this fantastic initiative from Google as much as possible since 2007 by organizing conferences in universities and spreading the word online in Chinese websites.

This year we're very proud to have 2 mentors and at least 5 student members of our group selected for Google Summer of Code. Both mentor proposals are centered around building better Linux support for MIPS and the Chinese Loongson CPU. We also managed to get the two main hardware manufacturers (Dexxon/Emtec and Lemote) to donate free MIPS laptops to the selected students.

And to add icing on the cake, Google sent schwag for our little party, Lemote a few free T-shirts and the Beijing LUG distributed its 2009 edition of their own T-shirts for free as well! Definitely something not to be missed if you were in town (Beijing, China)!

Celebration announcement details here, location details here, and full picture gallery here.