Vicent was the student in the Google Summer of Code project that I mentored and did an amazing job with the project. GitHub hired him as a contractor to keep working on the project and now he’s accepted a full time job working at GitHub. Vicent will continue kicking ass on the libgit2 project making sure that it’s “fucking fast”, as well as other hard core C related stuff.
This may mark the first time that a Google Summer of Code project has fairly directly led to a student dropping out of school, but we’re pretty proud of the precedent. It was just a masters degree, after all.