[Clug-work] FWD: CSIR/Meraka Student Vacation Work - Afrimesh Code Sprint
Antoine van Gelder
antoine at 7degrees.co.za
Fri May 15 13:15:05 SAST 2009
Anyone fancy a spot of free software development up in Pretoria during
the winter holidays ? :)
"Libré software for human education."
The CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) is a leading
scientific and technology research organisation, implementing projects
throughout Africa and making a difference in people’s lives.
Vacation Work on Afrimesh Code Sprint
About the job:
An exciting opportunity for vacation work exists at the Meraka
CSIR, in Pretoria. We are hosting a code sprint event during the June/
vacation period and we need willing and able-minded programmers to
in this exciting venture.
For those scratching their heads, a code sprint is more commonly known
hackathon, a unique collaborative effort by a group of young, dynamic
programmers to collectively complete an assigned task within a specified
We are looking for five (5) participants with the right mix of
motivation and skills to join us in working on the Afrimesh
initiative, a name
given to the wireless-isp-in-a-box development used by a number of
projects. This is an excellent opportunity for you to get your
requirements fulfilled and also contribute to society, since Afrimesh is
currently deployed in rural communities within South Africa.
Visit the Meraka Institute web site (www.meraka.org.za) and click on the
‘Code Sprints’ link for further information.
Successful candidates will:
-> Contribute to a large project that has a direct impact on the
communities of South Africa
-> Gain expertise that would better position you within the job
-> Have paid travel and accommodation provided for the duration of
Are you in possession, or intend to be in possession, of a degree in
* Engineering; Computer science; Computer engineering or
Do you possess skills in any of the following languages and/or topics?
* Python at a beginner level
* Scripting skills to work on iptables, tc, ipp2p, layer7-filter at
* Intermediate scripting skills in SQL/MySQL
Should you meet the above requirements, please apply by going through
1 - Go to the Meraka Institute web site www.meraka.org.za
2 - Complete the Code Sprint cv template for Afrimesh
3 - Go to the URL indicated below; select the position reference
complete the application form and attach your completed
Closing date: 1 June 2009
Should you experience any problems in submitting your application,
contact the CSIR Recruitment Centre at:
recruitmentqueries at csir.co.za
(Please do not submit your application to this mailbox.)
The CSIR gives preference to candidates who meet the job requirements
will add to the cultural and gender diversity of the organisation. By
for this position at the CSIR, the applicant understands, consents and
that the CSIR may solicit a credit and criminal report from a
bureau and/or SAPS (in relation to positions that require trust and
and/or entail the handling of cash or finances) and may also verify the
applicant’s educational qualifications and employment history.
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