Last month, we posted that Cesium was one of 23 organizations accepted to particpate in the European Space Agency’s 2013 Summer of Code in Space program. Since then, we received a variety of strong applications from eager students, but were only allowed to choose one. Today, we are happy to announce we have selected to work with Ognjen Bubalo over the course of the next few months.

Ognjen is a student at Eotvos Lorand University in Hungary, where he is pursuing a master’s degree in computer science. Last year, Ognjen developed a Jenkins plugin for visualizing JaCoCo reports for Red Hat JBoss as part of Google Summer of Code. This year, he will be working with his mentor, Dan Bagnell, to implement a real-time algorithm to declutter map labels in Cesium.

We are looking forward to Ognjen’s contributions and are excited to be adding improved label management to Cesium. As always, feel free to join the discussion on our mailing list and GitHub as planning and development take place.

The complete list of students participating in this year’s Summer of Code in Space can be found on the program’s website.