Welcome to Geeklog Thursday, April 17 2014 @ 02:57 PM EDT
Google has just announced the list of students accepted into this year's incarnation of the Google Summer of Code. As you know, Geeklog did not make the cut for GSoC 2013, but the Fedora project generously offered us a student slot under their umbrella.
And so I'd like to announce and congratulate Benjamin Talić as the GSoC student for Geeklog this summer. Benjamin will be working on a project to crowdsource the Geeklog translations, hopefully helping us to keep the 30+ translations of Geeklog's UI into various languages more up to date in the future.
Congrats again, Ben. Welcome to Geeklog and we hope you'll have a great and productive time on the project :)
My least favourite part of the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is having to turn down all those students who sent in great applications and showed real enthusiasm for their project. But sadly, slots are limited and we have to make decisions.
But then there are also those applications that are ... not so great, to put it mildly. With all the available resources out there, you would think it's easy to read up on how to write a good application. In addition to the extensive GSoC FAQ provided by Google, there's the Student Guide as well as other useful publications, like the free ebook Open Advice, which contains tons of tips from open source mentors and former GSoC Students.
I realise all of this comes a bit late for this year's GSoC, but I thought I'd put it up now, for future reference, while memories of the latest round of application reviews are still fresh. So, in addition to the above-mentioned resources, here are some things that stood out in applications that we received over the years.
The new version of Media Gallery WKZ plugin is available for download.
It is corresponding to Geeklog2.0.0 now, and some fixes are included.
Download the plugin from my site and have fun!
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