XWiki is participating in Google Summer of Code 2011

Mar 29 2011

This summer, Google organizes the seventh edition of the Google Summer of Code program:

Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects. We have worked with the open source community to identify and fund exciting projects for the upcoming summer.

A participant in GSoC since the first edition in 2005, the XWiki open source project was left out of the program last year to make way for newer and smaller organizations, but is back as a mentoring organization this year, and is ready to give a few lucky students a chance to learn how real world, open source development works in the middle of this wonderful community.

With five years of experience as a GSoC organization, the XWiki developers are seasoned mentors, ready to guide students through the entire process. Some students are already mixing in with the developers on the IRC channel, or introducing themselves and their project proposals on the mailing lists. The mentors are very happy to meet and discuss ideas with these interesting students, and can't wait to see what these collaborations can lead to, since every GSoC so far brought great results, such as the WebDAV and RESTful remote access APIs, the Office importer, and the whole XEclipse project, just to name a few.

This year XWiki is proposing a lot of interesting projects, from hard core java to clientside javascript projects, and from mobile devices to the cloud. Of course, the poster child of past GSoC experiences, XEclipse, is ready to receive further improvements, and application development on top of XWiki is also present in this year's proposals.

The student application period just started and lasts until April 8th, 19:00 UTC. Students interested in applying for a project with XWiki should:

Let's work together with the community to make this a great Summer of Code!