29 contributions sponsored by Google

Google's Highly Open Participation Contest (GHOP) has sponsored the completion of 29 tasks for Plone by pre-university level students around the world.

Thanks to Google's latest attempt to get people involved in Open Source software 29 community suggested tasks to improve Plone in various ways have been completed by a group of talented pre-university level students.  There are far too many contributions to go into them all here, but all submissions are visible to the public on Google Code, the table below has links to each student's contributions.


StudentPyPI / Collective nameTask
aka.vince Set up a link checker and report broken links on plone.org
blender...web.de               plonetheme.essayCreate a new theme for Plone: Essay
blender...web.deplonetheme.blue_blogCreate a new theme for Plone: Blue Blog
blender...web.decollective.portlet.linksCreate a Plone 3 portlet that lets site administrators create a list of links and have them appear as buttons.
davethewebb Review and suggest improvements to the plone.org Information Architecture
davethewebb Merge documentation issue tracker into main issue tracker
davethewebb Merge Archetypes issue tracker into main issue tracker
davethewebb A Plone theme gallery
evan.carmi Design a better user interface for the "Manage portlets" screen
evan.carmi Produce a report on the pages on plone.org that are outdated or misleading in light of the recent Plone 3 release.
evan.carmi How to ask for help document
georger333 Create a short slideshow of distinctive plone websites
grizlo42 Skin Trac using CSS so it looks like plone.org
lehmannro Determine the actual dependencies for the various plone.* packages
lobias Create script that keeps track of Google search placement for common searches
peterawardsoniathemeCreate a new theme for Plone: Sonia
speedbre...aton.complonetheme.andreas01Create a new theme for Plone: Andreas01
speedbre...aton.complonetheme.greencommunity       Create a new theme for Plone: Green Community
speedbre...aton.complonetheme.relicCreate a new theme for Plone: Relic
speedbre...aton.complonetheme.pythonCreate a new theme for Plone: Python
speedbre...aton.comcollective.portlet.paypalCreate a Plone 3 portlet that shows a pre-configured "donate with PayPal" button
speedbre...aton.comcollective.portlet.amazonCreate a plone 3 portlet to show amazon associates boxes
vitezslav.smid Create nightly test runner to measure and log performance
wjkim10 Record five short screencasts showcasing the five most exciting features of Plone 3 (your pick)
wjkim10 Identify and fix errors in plone.org's error log
wjkim10 Evaluate plone's intuitiveness
wjkim10 Embedding videos in pages
wjkim10 Document tramline
wjkim10 Expand our wikipedia entry


For the tasks that involved contributing code such as the themes and portlets these are available on the collective and PyPI under the package names given.  Thanks to all of our wonderful contributors and Google for sponsoring this.


Grand prize winner

In addition to the cash and t-shirt based prizes each open source project nominated one grand prize winner who will attend an award ceremony at the Googleplex.  Our winner, Jonathan Wilde (speedbre...aton.com above) happens to live near the Googleplex so stopped by at the Strategic Planning Summit last weekend.

 Jonathan Wilde, centre; Plone people, everywhere else.