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Why should you use OpenStreetMap instead of Google Maps?

I’m Jonathan Beliën, web developer specialized in Geographical Information System (fancy words to say I use maps and geographical data), board member of OpenStreetMap Belgium, and coach for the “STIB-MIVB” and “Brussels Mobility” projects during open Summer of code 2018.   First of all, there is absolutely no doubt about the fact Google Maps is a […]

Skills Matter, Gender Doesn’t

Skills Matter, Gender Doesn’t We heard it so many times: “tech is for guys only”. At Open Summer of Code we want to break this old stereotype and show that women in tech are just as powerful as men. At Open Summer, we already see drastic changes compared to the last year: the group of […]

A Blazing Start for Prisma

A Blazing Start for Prisma I’m Thor Galle, student coach and front-end developer at the Prisma team. Prisma.care is a service for care homes and families that connects the stories of the care home residents with the staff. This makes it possible for them to offer a more personalised care. Like me and some other projects, […]

Is it FRIS in here or is it just me?

Is it FRIS in here or is it just me? I’m Nadia El Bakkali, communications manager in both team FRIS and team Snipstory. And I love being the only one posing in random pictures (proof is below). Although the Red Devils made a phenomenal comeback against Japan, my first day at #oSoc18 was definitely the highlight […]

oSoc’s back, alright!

oSoc’s back, alright! My second year of oSoc has started and I could not be more excited! To give you an idea of who I am and what oSoc17 meant to me: these are my first and my last post of last year! The first day of oSoc18 is in full swing and seeing all those fresh-faced participants inspired me to write […]

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