Farallon Geographics is excited to announce that it has been selected to be a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code for the Arches geospatial cultural heritage project (ArchesProject.org). We are looking forward to an exciting summer with awesome contributions from students from the international community.
Google Summer of Code introduces young developers to important open source projects
Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers students stipends to come up with interesting, non-trivial problems/solutions or enhancements for some of the most important open source projects and work on them over the summer. The Arches Geospatial Asset Management Project for Cultural Heritage was selected for 2014.
Farallon mentors and subject area resources
How to get involved
First, review the 'Ideas for Improving Arches' project ideas page. The ideas there are meant as starting points. Students are encouraged to review these ideas in much more detail and then give their suggestions and even detailed plans on how they want to proceed. Feel free to add ideas to the list in the Arches community discussion forum.
What skills are needed to work on these ideas?
Farallon knows that students love Open Source software, maps and flip flops. The Arches project and the Google Summer of Code could be your ticket to summer paradise.
About the Arches Project
Arches is a modern, user-friendly, open source information system created to help organizations inventory and manage heritage places of all types. It is a solution that is both applicable and relevant to a broad spectrum of heritage organizations all over the world, while also incorporating complex functions such as semantic ontology, graph database, Elasticsearch and built-in mechanisms to enforce data standards.
About Farallon Geographics
Farallon Geographics (fargeo.com), based in San Francisco, is a leader in the planning, implementation, and integration of geospatial data and GIS systems to support mission critical business functions. As systems integrators focused on geographical data, Farallon provides unique and unbiased strategic and technical implementation services for enterprise-scale GIS.