Plone Selected for 2017 Google Summer of Code
Google program encourages student developers to participate in open source
Plone, the secure, enterprise-scale Python web content management system, is one of the organizations that have been selected for the 2017 Google Summer of Code (GSoC).
GSoC is a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development. Students work with an open source organization on a 3 month programming project during their break from school.
Organizations are selected on the basis of their application, which takes the form of a proposal based either on a student’s own idea or one selected from a list compiled by Plone. Proposals are judged on their utility to Plone, depth of planning and likelihood to succeed.
Cris Ewing, a former Plone Foundation Board member and an organizer of the 2016 Boston Plone Conference, has stepped up to be Plone’s GSoC administrator for 2017.
Student developers interested in submitting a GSoC proposal to the Plone Foundation should read the introductory information about Summer of Code at https://developers.google.com/open-source/gsoc/ and take a look at Plone’s ideas list at https://plone.org/gsoc. Applications open on March 20, 2017, but students are welcome to get in touch before then in our forum at community.plone.org for feedback on their ideas.
For more information
- Applying to work with Plone as a GSoC student (applications open on March 20, 2017): https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/organizations/6616072569487360/
- The Google Summer of Code program: https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/
- Forum post introduction for GSoC students: https://community.plone.org/t/information-for-interested-gsoc-students
- Plone, the most secure enterprise-scale web content management system: https://plone.com
- The Plone Foundation, the 501(c)3 non-profit: https://plone.org/foundation