Italy’s governmental Digital Transformation Team is looking for computer science students who want to work on open source software development projects for three months this summer. The government is participating in this year’s Google Summer of Code, and will provide mentors through its Developers Italia community.
This is the first time a European government project has participated in the annual programme to introduce students to open source.
“We are open to other ideas of civic hacking,” the government modernisation team writes. Those interested can get in touch with the team through its Slack channel.
The selected students will be mentored by Developers Italia. They will work on building open source solutions that “improve the lives of Italy’s citizens”. Students can register between 12 and 27 March.
Italy’s Digital Transformation Team was created in March 2017 to improve the quality of public administration software and help innovate and digitalise the country’s public services. The transformation team, which is part of the Prime Minister’s office, works with the country’s Agency for the Digitalisation of the Public Sector (Agenzia per l'Italia Digitale, AGID).