The Lund University Fund for Open Source Software (LUFOSS) gave a scholarship award ceremony at Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, the 20th of October during the LUCAS-day.
The Lund University Fund for Open Source Software (LUFOSS) gave a scholarship award ceremony at Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, the 20th of October during the LUCAS-day. Lufoss scholarships are awarded in three categories:
- the undergraduate student scholarship of 10 thousand kronor
- the PhD student scholarship of 5 thousand kronor
- the junior software engineer scholarship of 5 thousand kronor.
The Lufoss fund was founded in 2014 with the objective to encourage computer science students to contribute to open source software.
LUFOSS Undergraduate student scholarship 2016 to Erik Gärtner
Erik Gärtner is a Computer Science student at Lund University and currently an exchange student at Georgia Tech in USA. He has contributed with several open source projects relating to graph theory and natural language processing. His two most popular projects is the graph visualization library dTree as well as a sentiment analysis library called Sentimental. He is also an eager bug fixer in many open source projects.
LUFOSS PhD Student scholarship 2016 to Niklas Fors
Niklas Fors is a PhD student in Computer Science at Lund University. As a result of a collaboration with industry, Niklas has developed Bloqqi, a new language for feature-oriented programming of automation systems. Bloqqi is an open-source project and includes both a compiler and a visual editor for the language. Niklas has also contributed to several other open source projects, in particular to the metacompilers JastAdd and JavaRAG.
LUFOSS Junior software engineer scholarship 2016 to Oskar Wickström
Oskar Wickström is an autodidact developer currently working at Empear. Oskar has started several open source projects including the Oden programming language, the DataFlow visualization tool, and the testing framework purescript-spec, and he contributes to various other open source projects. He is also a member of the Øredev Developer Conference program committee and was a speaker at Curry On Rome, PolyConf, LambdaWorld, and Foo Café.