Plone Selected for 2016 Google Summer of Code

Google program encourages student developers to participate in open source

Plone, the premier Python-based content management system, is one of the organizations that have been selected for the 2016 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.

Matthew Wilkes, Plone’s longtime GSoC administrator, said, “Summer of Code has brought thousands of developers to open source, we’re honoured to be part of it once again.”

Student developers interested in submitting a GSoC proposal to the Plone Foundation should read the introductory information about Summer of Code at and take a look at Plone’s ideas list at Applications open on March 14, 2016, but students are welcome to get in touch before then on for feedback on their ideas.

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