Aiming towards enhancing the ICT industry in the Sultanate and encouraging youth to have small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the
The program entitled "Oman Summer of Code" targets Omani students, researchers and enthusiasts who have the chance to register their names until Saturday 3rd of
The project aims to encourage application developers in general, and applications based on open source software in particular to direct them to adapt to various work environments and gain experience in a real work environment. It also provides an opportunity for Omani youth to highlight their talents in application development and enrich the Omani market with national products, consequently; creating job opportunities for young people through self-employment and composition of small and medium companies with high quality national products.
The program has two competitions, Oman Summer of Code and Using GPS, and the applicants will be filtered and chosen based on certain criteria set by the project team to ensure delivering the best applications. The clarity and comprehensiveness of the idea, efficient team work (scientific and cognitive competence), innovation and modernization skills, and full-time training and implementation of the project are among these criteria.
Oman Summer of Code
The Oman Summer of Code competition is taken from Google Summer of Programming and it aims to develop applications based on FOSS. The participants will be using three main applications in their work including ERP, EDMS, and CRM. After the registration period, the selected participants will be enrolled in a training session for one week on FOSS. The implementation period will take three months during which the participants will receive the necessary support to fully complete their projects.
The second competition focuses on developing mobile applications (Android App) and exploring the Omani talent in the field of GPS technology. The selected applicants will receive an optional training by participating in an intensive training course for three weeks in the development of Android applications especially on the applications of location-based services (LBS).
Besides the training opportunities and the prizes given, the participants will have the chance to open their company in Sas Programme and benefit from all the services provided by the programme including office space, specialized technical training in the field of administration, financial loans, and consultancy in the field of management and entrepreneurship.
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