SAT selected for Google Summer of Code

The Society for Arts and Technology [SAT] has been selected as a mentor organization in the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program for a 2nd consecutive year! SAT is one of 172 organizations selected for this edition.

The Google Summer of Code is a mentoring program created by Google to develop the open source software community. 2023 is the 18th edition of GSoC. More than 18,000 contributors from 112 countries have participated to date.

Open-source software created at the SAT

The Society for Arts and Technology [SAT] is a non-profit organization recognized internationally for the development and creative use of immersive technologies, virtual reality and high-speed networks. Founded in 1996, its triple mission as a center for the arts, training and research, is to enable and host immersive multisensorial experiences.

Open-source tools created at and contributed to by the SAT include, grouped by theme:

  • Immersive rendering: Mirador (Facilitate the deployment of temporary immersive spaces)
  • Interaction: LivePose (Tool for capturing human poses and movements in real time using computer vision)
  • Projection mapping: Splash (Real time projection mapping engine), Calimiro (Tool for the calibration of immersive environment by structured light)
  • Telepresence: Satellite hub (Immersive 3D social web environment), Scenic (Interacting with Switcher through a graphical user interface), Switcher (Tool for creating collaborative experiences over the Internet)
  • Audio spatialization: Audiodice (Populate the physical space with sound sources), SATIE (Audio spatialization engine for dense live audio scenes), vaRays (Real time calculation of impulse responses for a virtual environment)
  • Glue and inter-operability: shmdata (Zero-copy transmission between software on the same computer), libmapper (a library for mapping signals), Puara (framework for building and deploy new media installations and New Interfaces for Music Expression (NIME))
  • Authoring of multisensorial multimedia immersions: blender, OSSIA score, webmapper

How to participate as contributors to GSoC 2023 with the SAT?

We encourage participation from students from communities under-represented in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) fields. We aim at increasing the participation of groups traditionally underrepresented in software development (including but not limited to: women, LGBTQ+, underrepresented minorities, and people with disabilities).

Potential contributors to GSoC should first discuss project ideas with the mentoring organization.

To discuss project ideas with SAT, please:

We will then discuss together with you contributors so that we can agree on project ideas and lead you to submit your proposal as part of next step.

Meet in our Matrix channel our GSoC team, including organization managers, project managers and mentors:
Christian Frisson, Edu Meneses, Emmanuel Durand, Francis Lecavalier, Guillaume Riou, Jean-Michaël Celerier, Joseph Malloch, Marcelo Wanderley, Michał Seta, Olivier Gauthier, Pia Baltazar, Suresh Krishna.

GSoC Calendar

  • February 22 to April 4: discussions between potential contributors and the SAT
  • March 20 to April 4: call for contributions
  • May 4: announcement of accepted GSoC contribution projects
  • May 4 to 28: GSoC contributors meet with mentors, read the documentation and prepare to start working on their projects
  • May 29: development officially begins!
  • September 5: announcement of the first results of the Google Summer of Code 2023

See the complete schedule

The call for contributions will run from March 20 to April 4. More information on the timeline and application forms will follow shortly. Stay tuned!

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