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 UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. and profiles with Yoav Farhi and Marko Heijnen as mentorsEvent Supporter Event Supporter (formerly Mentor) is someone who has already organised a WordCamp and has time to meet with their assigned mentee every 2 weeks, they talk over where they should be in their timeline, help them to identify their issues, and also identify solutions for their issues.
  • Gautam Gupta (gautamgupta) — Working on bbPressbbPress Free, open source software built on top of WordPress for easily creating forums on sites. 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 customizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings. with Erick Hitter and Konstantin Obenland as mentors
  • Varun Agrawal (VarunAgw) — Working on SupportPress as a pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party 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 /coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.
  • 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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