On 15:05, Mon 13 Jun 05, Justin Mason wrote:
>http://groups-beta.google.com/group/summer-discuss/browse_thread/thread/aaff5ef2ce87e259/421153c96c0e0476>> 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?
Going to give my 2 cents too...
Brainwashed probably, probably yes. But there are more reasons that
so little applied; already having a job, not sure can one
successfully complete the project, chances of getting it, et cetera.
As a person who recently finished first year CA in DCU, I have to
agree with what DoC and valen were saying. The past exams are very
similar for that module, and a person who has no idea whats going on,
but has good memory and some time before the exam can do very well
it. So thats probably one of the reasons that you end up with people
who have no clue on how to program in 3rd and 4th years. The other
might be because people only look over the lecture notes, and are
only really exposed to code written by the lecturers and other
students. So they are not really exposed to the code written in The
Kudos to Maths at Trinity for the FreeBSD Hackers ;).
Just my 2 cents which might not be correct...
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