Ready, Set, Code - GSoC 2017 starts now!

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Did you know Drupal was accepted into Google Summer of Code 2017 and that Drupal selected 8 projects? In other words, Google is funding 8 people to contribute to Drupal for 10 weeks worth ~$40,000 USD (thank you Google!). Congratulations to selected students who collectively became one of the top 20 contributing organizations on (list @ Proud to note that all GSoC 2017 students have already become core contributors!

Majority of projects are focused on work related to Drupal 8 contributed modules. Drupal's students are all from Indian except one student from the UK, we currently have 15 mentors from 10 countries with over 100 years of experience on As always, we're excited about this summer and we hope community members will provide an extra helping hand if you see students in issue queues. GSoC runs from May 30th through August 21st 2017. Learn more about our projects below.

Project: A Module for client-side File encryption to implement a zero-knowledge system
Student: Tameesh Biswas “tameeshb” (India)
Mentors: Colan Schwartz “colan” (Canada), Adam Bergstein “nerdstein” (USA), Talha Paracha “talhaparacha” (Pakistan)

Project: Adding support for Theleague oauth and new implementers for social auth and social post
Student: Himanshu Dixit “himanshu-dixit” (India)
Mentors: Getulio Sánchez “gvso” (Paraguay), Daniel Harris “dahacouk” (UK)

Project: Client-side public-key encryption module for Drupal 8
Student: Marcin Czarnecki “marncz” (UK)
Mentors: Colan Schwartz “colan” (Canada), Adam Bergstein “nerdstein” (USA), Talha Paracha “talhaparacha” (Pakistan)

Project: Complete porting of Examples for Developers Sub-modules to D8
Student: Abhishek Lal “AbhishekLal” (India)
Mentors:  Navneet Singh “navneet0693” (India), Vaibhav Jain “vaibhavjain” (India)

Project: Creating a great geospatial experience in Drupal 8 by porting and enhancing the Search_Api_Location module
Student: Dibyajyoti Panda “dbjpanda” (India)
Mentors: Nick Veenhof “Nick_vh” (Belgium), Thomas Seidl “drunken monkey” (Austria), Joris Vercamen “borisson_” (Belgium)

Project: Port "Vote up/down" module to Drupal 8
Student: Sudhanshu Gautam “sudhanshug” (India)
Mentors: Marco Villegas “marvil07” (Peru), Palash Vijay “palashvijay4O” (India)

Project: Integrate Google Cloud Machine Learning Engine to Drupal 8
Student: boby aloysius johnson “boaloysius” (India)
Mentors: Jingsheng Wang “skyredwang” (China), Naveen Valecha “naveenvalecha” (India)

Project: Port Uc wishlist module to Drupal 8
Student: Chiranjeeb Mahanta “chiranjeeb2410” (India)
Mentors: Naveen Valecha “naveenvalecha” (India)

Find us on IRC in #drupal-google to join the fun. Interested in mentoring or have questions about this initiative? Contact Drupal's Organization Admin "Slurpee" (USA) with any questions.


with over 100 years of experience on

chuta's picture

Woa..."with over 100 years of experience on"!
Will like to meet some of them in my life time!

Drupal India

ranjithraj's picture

Wow, 7 out of 8 students are Indians!
Drupal has a large student base in India, seems it's popularity among students would increase even more in near future.

First Evaluation of GSoC 2017

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IMPORTANT DEADLINE for ALL MENTORS: First Evaluations open June 26 and are DUE before June 30, 16:00 UTC

Starting at 16:00 UTC on June 26th you can go to your dashboard on the GSoC program site to complete the first evaluation. Just click on the "Complete Evaluation" button and fill out the form. You must complete the entire evaluation form at once — you can not submit a partially completed evaluation and you can not edit the evaluation once it has been submitted. You must submit your first evaluation by June 30th at 16:00 UTC.


stevjackson011's picture

Indian are extremely talented when its come to IT. They are very good in this field.
p.s hard luck for them in ICC Champions Trophy.

There should be one thing in your life for which you can say that i have given my 100% to it.

Second Evaluation of GSoC 2017

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IMPORTANT DEADLINE for ALL MENTORS. Second evaluations opened today and are due by July 28th at 16:00 UTC.

One mentor for each student project must complete an evaluation of their student before Friday, July 28th at 16:00 UTC. If you haven't done so already, go to your dashboard on the GSoC program site and complete your evaluation of your student before July 28th at 16:00 UTC. We encourage you to complete the evaluations ASAP so you don't forget to do it - it should take you less than 10 minutes to complete.

Students, this week's check-in meeting is not complete until evaluations are finished.


noortina's picture

It sounds great and proud to see our people grow. I wish to achieve such competition one day.I have been working on Drupal for some time now and i am still learning a lot.

GSoC Mentor Final Evaliations

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Attention GSoC mentors, please fill out final evaluations ASAP.

Be sure to submit the Evaluation before Tuesday, September 5th at 16:00 UTC.

If you're unable to process evaluation, please contact me.


diegocastro's picture

Excelent!! I hope that everything works fine.


jamezharry44's picture

Yes its true indians has the good ratio.

Amazing opportunity

FrankSpang's picture

Seems like an amazing opportunity. I myself is a freelance webdesigner not only for drupal projects but others as well. Latest i began experiencing with the new AMP platform (developed by Google in fact) and among other websites, created this one as my first project with the coding platform. Will try to apply for joining this event myself next time around.