Plone Selected for 2018 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 2018 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, the main organizer behind our GSoC 2017 programme, reprises his role as Plone’s GSoC administrator for 2018. Cris is a former Plone Foundation Board member and co-organizer of the 2016 Boston Plone Conference.
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 12, 2018, 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 12, 2018): https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/organizations/5685175707500544/
- 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