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Seeking Student Hackers to End Poverty

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April 07, 2010

Edward Cable is Community Manager for GF's Mifos Initiative.

This blog you're reading and the computer you're using right now run on millions of lines of code. Computers and software have changed the world. And we're looking for more "student hackers" who want to continue doing so.

Mifos is our open source information management platform currently serving 10 Microfinance Institutions and 550,000 clients worldwide. These people have access to capital that is transforming their lives and empowering them to lift themselves out of poverty.

Our Mifos team is partnering with the Google Summer of Code to offer students paid internships to work on open source software projects. If you're a student or know of a student, learn more about how you can apply your coding skills to help end poverty. If you're interested, be sure to apply now, as applications are due Friday April 9. You can read about our last year's participants Udai and Johan at the Google Open Source blog.

Learn at the Mifos blog, and be sure to check out our new video:


I would like to work for this project. I will be completing my BSc Honrs in Computing degree from Pourtsmouth Universiy next year end.
Please let me know the details.

Hi, we're excited that you're interested in Mifos! Visit: http://www.mifos.org/developers/wiki/MifosVolunteerProjects for more details, and you can also contact ecable [at] grameenfoundation.org.