Google has announced the students who were selected to participate in the Google Summer of Code program this year. WordPress is once again a participating organization, and will have 12 students working with us this year. We were awarded the 15 slots we requested, but based on how we distributed the mentors (and how many students applied for the same projects), we donated 3 slots back to the pool so other organizations could use them (no need for us to be greedy, right?). Introducing our 2011 GSoC students/projects:
- Document Revisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision. – Ben Balter: Mitcho, duck_, and Jorbin
- File Uploader Upgrade – Jacob Gillespie: Koop, azaozz
- Local Storage Drafts backup – Mihai Chereji: Filosofo, mitcho (assist from azaozz and koop)
- Learn.wordpress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ – Stas Suscov: Jeremy Boggs, Jtrip (others in ad hoc manner)
- Enhanced emails – Wojtek Szutnik: Aaron Campbell and Justin
- Threaded Comments – azram19: Westi and Koop
- Extending WP Webservices – Prasath Nadarajah: Thorsten and Eric Mann
- Language Packs – Marko Novakovic: Nacin and Nikolay
- Refresh Android app UI User interface – Anirudh S: Dan Roundhill and Isaac
- Full-throttle Trac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. Annihilation – Jakub Tyrcha: Dion, duck_ and scribu
- WordPress Move – Mert Yazicioglu: Pete Mall and Brian Layman
- Template Versioning – David Julia: Ocean90 and Nacin (with possible assist Koop)
We’ll be setting up the group blog (versus network, site) for students this week and will announce it here when it’s up and running. All the project descriptions will be available there, along with links to student blogs.
List of all projects accepted into GSoC 2011.