We have initiated a pro bono program that teams a lingpipe employee with a programmer wanting to learn about LingPipe to serve a non-profit or researcher needing help with a text analytics/NLP/computational linguistics project.
So far is is going pretty well with one classification project underway. The way it went was that I worked with an intern, a solid NLP programmer, to help a Ga Tech researcher get a classification system up and running. Now the intern is running the project with some feedback from me but not much is required at this point.
We are taking applications for interns wanting to learn how to code with LingPipe. We also will take applications for projects. Non-profits or academic research only please. Just send firstname.lastname@example.org an email outlining your skills/needs and we will see what we can do.