2008-09 Joomla! Community Magazine
Joomla! Community Magazine - Features
Google Summer of Code 2008 Completions
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The 2008 edition of Summer of Code was exciting, even before it started. This year we had a stunning number of projects. There were 15 projects funded, which is more than any previous year of this great summer event.
This year we approached the program differently, starting with program management. We asked Ian MacLennan to co-lead this year's edition. With so many projects, we worked to get in enough mentors in order to provide each student with proper guidance. I am very pleased with how well things have worked out. The success rate this year was 66%, which is good.
The results some of the students have created are really amazing. Please take time to read the detailed blogs for these students. Also, take a look at those project that have been published on Joomlacode, these projects really are a great addition to all that is already out there to build great Joomla sites!
I really want to thank all the mentors for guiding the students and putting that much (free) time. Also a very big thank you to all the students. This year, they not only worked on their projects, but they also provided us with regular updates using the blog facilities on the Joomla Developer site. Last, but not least, I also want to thank the Communications Team, and especially Amy Stephen for her great work on collecting all details of the projects and motivating everyone in this years edition to "talk" about their projects.
Joomla!'s Successful Google Summer of Code Projects for 2008
And, of course, very special thanks to each student who shared your summer, and your skills, and your vision with us. It was an honor to have you participate in the 2008 Joomla! Google Summer of Code. We hope you learned and had a great time, too.
Advanced Media Manager
Nakul Ganesh is pursuing his Bachelors Degree in Information Science Engineering at the National Institute Of Engineering in Mysore, India. Nakul is the developer on the Advanced Media Manager project which super charges the Media Manager with thumbnail, watermark, cropping, rotating, flipping, resizing, grey scaling, and more.
Go get Advanced Media Manager!
CiviCRM: Multi-language Support
Piotr Szotkowski is a PhD student at Warsaw University of Technology where he researches symbolic functional decomposition method for implementation of finite state machines in FPGA devices. His project implemented Multi-Language Support in CiviCRM.
Go get CiviCRM
Chantal Bisson is a sophomore in Software Engineering at Laval University in Quebec City in Canada. She has been very successful at adding a number of improvements to the com_contacts component and developing a contact directory with customizable fields.
Go get Contact Directory!
Content Type Management - Extend
Ercan Özkaya is a Mathematics student at the Selçuk University in Konya, Turkey. His project allows you to add content types to Joomla! Articles. That means you can create articles and any number of other fields with different data types. With this extension,you can create cool directories or surveys, turn Joomla! into a Help Desk or a Reservation System, or...
Mostafa Muhammad studies Medicine at the Al-Azhar University in Cairo. He has been working on a stellar Forms component which allows you to easily build Forms using Mootools Ajax that can help you collect whatever data is required, and store that information in a database table or email results.
Go get Forms.
Marcelo Eden is an Information Systems student at the Faculdade Integrada do Recife (FIR) in Recife, Brazil. Marcelo created an entire suite of multimedia tools for video and other media to bring your blogs and Web sites to life. He also has a very nice comment component you might want to check out, too.
Go get Jmultimedia Suite.
Luis Galárraga is a student in Computer Engineering specializing in Multimedia Systems at ESPOL University in Guayaquil, Guayas Ecuador. Luis created an exceptional Research Management component that enables collection of research-related work like publications, projects and theses categorized by research area. Exceptional.
Go get Research Management.
Danh Le Phuoc is a PhD student from Vietnam studying with the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) in Ireland. Danh is working on the leading edge of technology and has helped to introduce Semantic Web technology within Joomla!. His extension uses off-the-shelf Semantic Web technology to syndicate and browse relevant data from distributed Web resources.
Go get Semantic Web.
Jacek Zielinski is an undergraduate Computer Science student at the Poznan University of Technology in Poznan, Poland. Have you ever thought, Joomla! needs a good Tagging component? That's what Jacek thought and this past summer he worked hard to create a tagging extension that rocks!
Go get Tags.
Flavio Kubota is an undergraduate Computer Science student at the State University of Campinas in Brazil who has successfully created a version management component that tracks changes to your documents and allows you to conditionally choose which version to restore. Also, take a moment to read Flavio's Joomla! Day Brasil article.
Go get Version Control
Joomla!'s Google Summer of Code students from 2008 ROCK!
Thanks so very much to each of you! Please don't wander too far away. We're just starting to get to know you!