Drupal funding and training initiatives

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This the following is a compilation of Drupal funding and training initiatives, ideas, and discussions.

Funding and training initiatives

Grants and sponsored training programs

  • Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a program that offers student developers stipends ($5000 per accepted developer) to write code for various open source projects.
  • Google Highly Open Participation Contest (GHOP) - An initiative to get pre-university students involved in open source software development. Tasks range from improvements to code base, marketing materials, documentation and user experience research.
  • Knight Drupal Initiative (KDI) - Knight Foundation is working with the Drupal community to enable more people to enter the digital conversation by lowering the technical barriers to entry; provide powerful tools for digital publication, free and open to all; encourage people to improve their communities by supporting the free exchange of information and ideas.
  • Knight News Challenge - The goal is to spur innovation in the delivery of information and news using digital media.
    • several Drupal projects awarded 300 - 600k/each
  • Knight Information Challenge - Helps support projects that are providing local news and information to their communities in fresh, creative ways.

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