Just to throw in my two cents. I've just finished 3rd year of
a cs-like course in Trinity. I won't mention it because if I do
I'd probably go to town on its faults and end up being kicked outa
I had a look at the summer of code stuff. WOW! I realised how utterly
fsck'd I am when I finish college. There's 17 people in my class.
We've been taught java. I'd be surprised if more than half the class
could write a java app. from scratch (a simple text ui w/ some form of
Most of our lecturers don't care, we've been told numerous times that
our course should be mostly 'self-learning' based. Whatever.
It's a degree so good they've discontinued it.
If my course is any indication of what other's are like then I'd say
that's the reason that there are so little entrants from Ireland.
On Monday 13 June 2005 23:05, Justin Mason wrote:
>>Countries of applicants for the Google 2005 "Summer of Code" contest;
>Ireland has only 19 applicants, behind about 40 other countries. Not too
>surprising to see the obvious top ones (US, UK, Russia, China, Germany,
>France, Spain) -- but ahead of Ireland we have Estonia, Ukraine, Italy,
>Pakistan, Romania, Portugal, Greece, Mexico, Belarus, and Latvia.
>>Have all the Irish college kids been brainwashed by MS, or something?
>Or are they all already interning at google anyway and therefore
>not permitted by the T&Cs?
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