GSoC Students Accepted

I’m very pleased to announce this year’s cohort of Google Summer of Code students. We’ll be working with 5 students for the summer, spanning several areas of the project. Please join me in congratulating the following students on their acceptance into the program:

  • Arian Allenson M. Valdez (secretmapper) — Working on GlotPress UI and profiles with Yoav Farhi and Marko Heijnen as mentors
  • Gautam Gupta (gautamgupta) — Working on bbPress improvements with John James Jacoby and Stephen Edgar as mentors
  • Janneke Van Dorpe (avryl) — Working on front-end editing/content blocks with Gregory Cornelius and Aaron Jorbin as mentors
  • Nick Halsey (celloexpressions) — Working on adding custom menus to the customizer with Erick Hitter and Konstantin Obenland as mentors
  • Varun Agrawal (VarunAgw) — Working on SupportPress as a plugin with Ian Dunn, Aaron Campbell, and Alex Mills as mentors

Once we’ve had a meeting with each of the students and their mentoring teams, a revised scope will be published so the community can check out the proposed projects. Each student will post weekly updates to an appropriate team blog to keep everyone up to date and to get feedback:

  • Janneke and Nick will post their updates on /core
  • Varun will post updates here on /community
  • Secretmapper will post updates to
  • Gautam will post updates to

We’ll set up some livestreamed prototype demos at midterm so everyone can see the projects in action. In the meantime, congratulations to all the students!

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