Some of Drupal’s Summer of Code success stories include:
So if you’re:
…then there’s something for you in Summer of Code! Read on to find out more.
If you have enthusiasm the drive to work on something great, now is the time for you to get started! Subscribe to the Google Summer of Code group, look over the developer’s guide and API reference, stop by Core Office hours and take on some new contributor tasks, find a Drupal event near you to get to know Drupal’s amazing community, and take on a few bite-sized tasks in the Novice Issue Queue.
Most importantly, start thinking about your project proposal! Prior to submitting your application, stop by #drupal on irc.freenode.net or post your project ideas to the Summer of Code 2012 group to get community feedback. Your chances of getting into Summer of Code increase if the community has the opportunity to review your ideas and offer feedback to help you in improving your project idea.
We have already started accepting applications. For more tips, students should check out the Student Template Page.
Please sign up to be a mentor if you have either experience with Drupal development or expertise in a particular area of interest (for example, newspapers, education…) and have some free time from now until the end of August.
To become a mentor, join the Drupal SoC-2012 group and the sign up on Google’s SoC mentor web app (now known as Melange). Please describe who you are, what your level of Drupal experience is, and your motivation for being a mentor. Your application will be reviewed by SoC admins (Chx, SumitK).
You can go through Advice for mentors page to find more tips on mentoring students.
The more mentors we have, the more students we can get in, and the more exciting projects of varying types we can accept.
Great project ideas are vital to attracting both great students and great mentors. If you’ve ever thought “if Drupal could be…”, now is the time to turn it into a project idea. The project should be feasible for a Drupal-novice developer student to achieve in a 3-month time frame. Suggest a SoC project idea in the SoC 2012 group or help elaborating already proposed ideas
In addition, you can help review the existing SoC project ideas by providing students and other community members with feedback. Community members are in the best position to help students understand the finer intricacies of existing modules, and help their energies to meet the the priorities of the Drupal project.
To help the new Drupal family members, we need some existing community members to be active in #drupal-contribute on irc.freenode.net to answer student questions, point them to the correct resources, and people with expertise.
If you think this sounds like fun, be sure to get on to IRC!
Welcome to this year’s sixth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Debian Project Leader Elections 2012: the candidates * First “Squeeze” -based Debian Edu released * Updated Debian 5.0: 5.0.10 released * Reports from recent Bug Squashing Parties * Announcinggobby.debian.org * The Debian Kernel Team [...]
Two years ago in March of 2010, Mark Shuttleworth stepped down as CEO of Canonical Ubuntu Linux. Shuttleworth moved aside to deal with the strategic technical issues of the project and his Chief Operating Office Jane Silber stepped up to become the CEO…
Why Drupal was chosen:
After considering the landscape of both proprietary and open-source solutions, Symantec decided to use Drupal as a found…
Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #257 for the week March 12 – 18, 2012, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: UDS registration opened on March 12th Ubuntu 12.04 Development update Welcome New Members A quick thank you Ubuntu Stats Yet More Precise Jams Work items [...]
Why Drupal was chosen:
Made with Drupal 5 this site is still an awesome example of successful implementation. The owners of this site are not g…
As we’ve reported recently, Linux skills are in high demand in the job market, and online job and recruitment firm Dice.com has confirmed that with data that it tracks. So it shouldn’t come as any surprise that there are new ways emerging to pick up valuable Linux skills. One of the latest examples of this [...]
There’s just never a dull moment here in the Linux blogosphere, whether there’s big news being made at the moment or not. Some weeks, we have wild activity surrounding the latest moves from Canonical, for example, or perhaps Adobe’s latest affront; such happenings are virtually guaranteed to generate some lively conversation. Even in other weeks, [...]
I’ve been busy lately with the MantisTouch v1.1.1 release as well as working on MantisTouch new website. I’m glad the release is out and the new website is now online at mantistouch.org. Re-designing the MantisBT website is next on my todo … Continue reading →
== PostgreSQL Weekly News – March 18 2012 == Initial meeting of Arizona PostgreSQL Users Group at 5:00 PM on Thursday, March 29, 2012. Included will be a presentation by Ken Rosensteel that is an update of his 2011 PGEast presentation on Bull’s experiences with Large Customer Usage of PostgreSQL. You can join the mailing [...]
We’re chuffed to announce the immediate availability of the second release candidates for Python 2.6.8, 2.7.3, 3.1.5, and 3.2.3. The only change from the first release candidates is the patching of an additional security hole. The security issue fixed in the second release candidates is in the expat XML parsing library. expat had the same [...]
First off, I would like to start by thanking MantisTouch users for their positive feedback. The v1.1.1 release has several improvements that addressed issues and feature requests that were reported so far. The detailed change log can be found here, … Continue reading →
The lead Kubuntu developer Jonathan Riddell has announced the activation of Kubuntu Active project targeted at tablets. The project has started creating daily builds. At the moment the builds are available only for the i386 architecture, but will soon …
The Wine development release 1.5.0 is now available. What’s new in this release (see below for details): – New version of the Gecko engine. – Partial support for using the Trash on Mac OS X. – Support for path gradients in GdiPlus. – Various MSXML improvements. – Fixes to 64-bit exception handling. – Various bug [...]
The Joomla! project is proud to announce that our application has been accepted to be a mentoring organization for the 2012 Google Summer of Code™ program (GSoC). The GSoC helps support university level students who get the opportunity to work wi…
Most of us who follow Linux know that it has been a huge success at the server level, and powers much of the server infrastucture of the Internet. The fact is, many Internet and enterprise users don’t even realize the extent to which they depend on Linux and related platform technology every day. In addition, [...]
Mid-March is a time ripe for overhauling traditional power structures — or it was, at least, in ancient Rome. But if former Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth is correct in his claim this week that Ubuntu is overtaking Red Hat in the world of Linux servers, we may be in the midst of a major shake-up [...]
The Wine development release 1.5.0 is now available.
New version of the Gecko engine.
Distributions provide one of the biggest opportunities for both the Drupal project and its ecosystem. Although there has been support for distribution packaging on Drupal.org since December 2009, there were many restrictions on what could be packaged f…
Dear all, We’re glad to let you know that updated VM images, based on the recently released Zentyal 2.2-2 installer, are now available! These include all the latest Zentyal 2.2 packages as well as system updates and some minor fixes. You can download disk images for VirtualBox, VMware and KVM (qcow2 format) as usual. We [...]