In this global program, now in its seventh year, university students receive a stipend to write code for open source projects, gaining experience in real-world software development and creating more source code which benefits everyone on the web. To apply, visit the program website, where you can review this year’s 175 accepted projects and submit your proposal.
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A new local startup, called Citizen Hill, is in need of a web programmer who is well-versed in the Facebook API. The app includes the development of a fairly complex chat component. This web programmer would be granted equity in return for services, with the possibility of being hired as the company CTO.
If interested, contact Michael Stevens: firstname.lastname@example.org
Then there are salaries. Google is paying computer science majors just out of college $90,000 to $105,000, as much as $20,000 more than it was paying a few months ago. That is so far above the industry average of $80,000 that start-ups cannot match Google salaries. Google declined to comment.
The National Research Council graduate program rankings of 2010 show all of USC's Engineering programs, and Computer Science, ranked higher than Clemson in all dimensions. In the charts below the y-axis is the relative ranking, so lower numbers are better.
Location: Mt Pleasant, South Carolina
Description: C++ programmer to join innovative automated trading firm. Laid-back work environment with fast-paced action and collaborative approach. Great opportunity for creative and analytical developer who enjoys generating ideas and solving problems.
This is your last chance to register for POSSCON, the Palmetto Open Source Conference. This is a huge conference on software, with talks by many famous people from the software industry, and it is right here in Columbia. Also, students can attend for free.