Drupal has officially been accepted into Google's Summer of Code 2016. Learn more about GSoC and all of the accepted organizations at https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/organizations/
We're still looking for mentors and project ideas to help students who will now write proposals for Drupal. All students start with docs @ https://www.drupal.org/node/2415225
Join us in #drupal-google on Freenode to chat in real time.
More information about Drupal's initiatives for GSoC 2016 will be posted in this group soon...Read more
(Stretching the definition of the "core" group a bit here, but this is important to Drupal 8, so hopefully this is ok. :))
Now that Drupal 8.0.0 is nearing its final release, the next task in front of the Drupal community is porting ALL the contributed projects! Luckily, this effort is very much underway, but the faster the majority of big modules are at least usable (ideally with stable releases), the faster Drupal 8 adoption will take off.Read more
Are you interested in contributing to Drupal, but don't have the coding skills or experience necessary? Good news, now you have an awesome opportunity to contribute! Drupal is currently in the application process to be a part of the Google Code-In ( https://codein.withgoogle.com ) contest for pre-university students ages 13-17. Our current need is building a list of quality tasks for students to work on during the contest.Read more
It's that wonderful time of the year when Google Code-In students (ages 13-17) work on tasks for Drupal. Starting on Monday December 1st, hundreds of students from around the world will be contributing tasks to open source organizations competing to win an all expense paid trip to visit Google in California. Luckily Drupal was invited back by Google to participate in 2014 and timing could not be better with the beta releases of Drupal 8. Thanks Google!Read more
Are you interested in contributing to Drupal, but don't have the coding skills or experience necessary? Good news, now you have an awesome opportunity to contribute! Drupal is currently in the application process to be a part of the Google Code-In ( http://www.google-melange.com/gci/homepage/google/gci2014 ) contest for pre-university students ages 13-17. Our current need is building a list of quality tasks for students to work on during the contest. Please realize these don't have to be code related tasks, but should fit into one of the following five categories: Code, Documentation/Training, Outreach/Research, Quality Assurance, User Interface.
The application process started Tuesday October 28th and ends this Monday November 10th. Our goal is to submit an application with at least 50 quality tasks. Please contribue by adding task ideas directly our open to the public Google Spreadsheet ( https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sFf5wnuCSkNauNw26-Kml0snplF4Fx0j... ) until midnight UTC-6 Sunday November 9th. After that, we need to see if Drupal is approved for the contest. If approved, we will need help creating, documenting, and mentoring an additional 100-200 tasks. The more tasks we setup the more opportunities we have to contribue to Drupal.
Did you know that organizations accepted into the GCI contest send the top two students on an all expense paid trip to Google in Mountain View with a parent/guardian ( http://www.google-melange.com/gci/document/show/gci_program/google/gci20... )? I know that I would be very excited as a young computer nerd to even have a chance to participate in such a program. As a community, we have a very good chance to make connections with young students who could end up spending a good amount of time focusing on Drupal after completing the contest. A good way to find quality contributors might be Drupal sending a few young people to California/GoogleHQ...
"Code-In can be thought of as the "Summer of Code" for pre-university students. Rather than specific coding projects, students age 13-17 take on smaller tasks in five categories: Code, Documentation/Training, Outreach/Research, Quality Assurance, User Interface."
Details @links that explain everything about the contest:
- Official Website @ http://www.google-melange.com/gci/homepage/google/gci2014
- Drupal's group to communicate about Code-In @ https://groups.drupal.org/google-code-in
- Drupal's spreadsheet to add code-in tasks pre-application @ https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sFf5wnuCSkNauNw26-Kml0snplF4Fx0j...
- Drupal's issue queue after application @ https://drupal.org/project/issues/gci
- Tue Oct 28 - Application Period Starts
- Mon Nov 10 - Application Period Ends
- Wed Nov 12 - Accepted Organizations Announced
- Mon Dec 01 - Contest Begins
- Wed Jan 21 - Contest Ends
- Mon Jan 26 - Deadline for mentor orgs to submit evaluations
How can I help?:
Hi open source enthusiasts,
We’re excited to announce that the fifth edition of the Google Code-in 2014 contest  will start December 1st for students and run until January 19th, 2015 . Teenagers from around the world will have the opportunity to work with real open source software projects by working on tasks including coding, documentation, outreach, training and user interface tasks. Over the past four years we have had 1575 students from 78 countries work on tasks for over 30 open source projects.Read more
Reminder to all students AND mentors that GSoC 2014 student applications are due this Friday March 21st at 19:00-UTC. Moving forward all students need to be submitting applications directly into Melange for review. Students need practice submitting proposals into Melange to realize it can be a pain and understand Google will NOT accept ANY late proposals.Read more
Are any of the IdeaScale ideas still relevant @ http://drupal-association.ideascale.com/ ? Some of these ideas will work out perfectly for a Google Summer of Code project and the ideas are already nicely documented.
Anyone interested in being a mentor or know a friend that might? Maybe you have another project in mind? Please add ideas into the 2014 GSoC Drupal Idea Wiki (https://groups.drupal.org/node/404778). We hope to finish reviewing GSoC ideas by this Wednesday night Feb 12th at midnight UTC-6.Read more