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Blog posts for March 2017

GSoC participation guide

Yes, you've heard it well: we've been selected as a Mentor Organisation for Google's Summer of Code 2017. It has been a tough competition, with only 201 out of 400 organisations being accepted, therefore our tradition of working with GSoC will not be altered. 

Interested in participating as a student? GSoC will begin accepting student applications on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 16:00 UTC and the deadline is Monday, April 3, 2017 at 16:00 UTC.

How does the program work?

Choose a project
Go find a project of your choice and don’t get biased to languages you know. You can get working knowledge of any language in a week or so.

Communicate
The strength of any open source project is its community. Go, ask people: “How can I contribute?” or “Where to start?”. And do participate in conversations on bugs, features or anything.

Contribute
Make regular contributions. May it be code style fixes, documentation, bug fixes or a new feature, but make sure, you have first contribution within 2 weeks from today and at least 1 contribution per week after that.

Help Others
Do help others. You develop yourself when you answer queries. More you help, more you learn.

How to find project/organisation?

Checkout selected organisations. Such organisations have their page for SoC or list of projects. 

Or, you can browse projects accepted in 2016, and some of these project are stages of a larger goal. If any project have future plans, then you can work on such project and take it to GSoC’17.

How to choose an organisation?

Choose an organisation that matches your interest. (example: If I like machine learning, I’ll choose CERN or mlpack. If I like networks, I’ll choose nmap or Ceph). Language should have very less saying while choosing project/organisation.

How to get source code?

You will find most projects’ use git. So, you can find them on Github, Bitbucket or Gitlab. Almost all project wikis have guidelines to install, test and contribute.

Save the Dates:

March 20, 2017 - April 3, 2017 

Students can register and submit their applications to mentor organizations.

May 4, 2017

Accepted students are announced and paired with a mentor. Full list of mentors here.

May 30, 2017 - August 21, 2017

Students code the summer away.

September 6, 2017 

All students who pass the program are announced.

So, who are we meeting this year? 

XWiki's Solution Intranet participation announcement

Have you heard the latest news? Starting with tomorrow, 21st of March, we will be attending, speaking and networking at Solution Intranet - RSE & collaboratif, happening in Paris, France.

The event will take place at Porte de Versailles - Pavillon 4.2 from Tuesday, 21st (beginning with 14:00h) to Thursday 23rd of March 2017. You can find us at stand B55. The full schedule and list of stands are now available, and you can obtain a visitor's badge here

On our behalf, Ludovic will tackle the subject of Couteaux suisses mondialisés versus solutions Intranet & RSE spécialisées locales : comment choisir sans se tromper? Allez, on refait le match!, on the 21st of March, between 11:40 and 16:30, in Salle Voltaire.

On the 22nd of March, he will also be sharing his expertise at: Intranet social/RSE : les mid-managers sont-ils des utilisateurs comme les autres?, in Topos Rapidos from 10:00 to 10:30 and Voici les toutes dernières innovations participatives à connaître - 1ère partie, in Topos Rapidos, from 16:15 to 17:00.

Olivier, our Senior VP Business Development, will be speaking at Comment extraire les connaissances à des fins de réutilisation/de partage et mettre en valeur les compétences dans un modèle collaboratif et social ?- 2ème débat, Salle Voltaire, from 11:30 to 12:45.

On Thursday, the 23rd, Ludovic will hold an atelier, Culture Wiki, comment transformer votre entreprise comme les startups in room Balzac, from 11:00 to 11:45, whilst Olivier can be found at Oui, l’Intranet peut être le socle de l’entreprise digitale!, Topos Rapidos, from 12:15 to 12:30. 

Looking forward to meeting you all and answer all the questions you might have about XWiki, CryptPad or our community. Until then, follow us on Twitter (XWiki and CryptPad) where we will keep you up-to-date with our latest developments. 

Solutions Intranet 2017 talks

Last week was a busy one, here at XWiki. We've attended Solutions Intranet - RSE & collaboratif where we had 6 talks on different subjects related to collaboration and the wiki culture. Ludovic, our CEO, and Olivier, our VP for Business Development have presented the benefits of using wikis as collaborative tools and how the digital transformation can impact the success of a company.

Here's Olivier's English presentation on the way the intranet can be the starting point of digitalization.

Ludovic also has held a presentation in French about the Wiki culture and how it can help companies perform better.

These three days have been a true pleasure, we have met incredible people, made friends and the most important, we have actively participated in the talks sessions.