Summer internships in 2010 at Igalia

Igalia, a Free Software Galician company, offers for the ninth consecutive year the possibility of undertaking internships for twelve to fourteen weeks from early June to early September, at its offices in A Coruña and Pontevedra (Spain).

This opportunity is offered to Computer Engineers or Computer Technical Engineers who have completed over 50% of their degrees.

Why do it?

* Most of us undertook internships when we were students.
* It is a good way to give back something to the university from which we come.
* It is also a good way to hire people. Almost 50% of the people who made undertook internships with us in the past are part of the company today.

How are the internships?

* 350 hours with flextime, with a minimum of 5 hours/day and a maximum of 8 hours/day during July, August and September.
* 325 hours working on a Free Software project and 25 hours to write the report.
* Help 1500 €.

If you are interested in applying for the internship, the period for receiving of applications starts from May 14th to May 28th.
Please, fill this form.

HIM (re)opened

I have been working for the past months in Hildon Input Methods (HIM) and many things have changed in it (and many will) with only a target in mind: make the experience of typing in N900, physically or virtually, a great experience.
Still, one thing I dislike in HIM is the fact that it is semi-closed source. Now what’s this semi-closed source thingy? It means that some modules are open, others are closed (HIM is a complex project).

(this is not the project logo)
(this is not the project logo)

For the open ones, and have you failed noticing it, the sad truth was that they were updated from time to time. No open development was done… but this has changed!
Since last week, HIM’s open source modules are now developed “in the open”, using Gitorious (thanks to Kimmo)!
The modules are hildon-input-method and hildon-input-method-framework.

This constitutes another step of freedom inside Fremantle and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Going to GUADEC

I mean Gran Canaria Desktop Summit, an event joining GUADEC and aKademy!

Tomorrow I’ll fly to Gran Canaria to attend this great event and I got lots of good expectations since it’s gonna be my first GUADEC.
I hope to attend many conferences and hang out with fellow Igalians and friends.

A lot of important names in our world of Open Source and particularly, Open Desktop will be there so it can only be great!

I’ll give two talks in there. A lightning talk about my OCR project — OCRFeeder — and another one that gives a practical view on the new Hildon (or “The Fremantle Way”).
By the way, I used ReStructured Text to do my presentation (using the rst2odp script) and save time from using Open Office. You should try it too.

So, thanks to my dear girlfriend everything is packed already (I always think my socks time-traveled to Narnia), the camera battery is charged, presentations are finished and I’m ready to go — I don’t mention my laptop because we’re “symbiotically” connected and where I go “he” goes.

Hope to see you there!