Google Summer of Code 2009

We are excited to announce the 18 students who have been accepted by Joomla for 2009 Google Summer of Code projects.

Here they are:

Andrea Tarr - Accessible Administrator Templates
Anh Nguyen - Magento Joomla Integration
Ankit Ahuja - Enhanced Front-end Editing
Arunoda Susiripala - Common gateway for Joomla – Elgg Integration
Daniel Ghilea - Thumbnails and Media Manager Enhancements
Edvard Ananyan - Working Copy of Joomla Live Site
Garthee Ganneshapillai - Taxonomy Extension
Gergo Erdosi - Advanced Survey Suite
Jonas Arnfred - JDevTools - Automated scripts for Joomla developers
Lalitanand Dandge - LDAP Integration
Mostafa Ibrahim - Workflow Extension for Joomla 1.6
Nakul Ganesh S - CiviCRM Integration: Develop Front End Extensions for CiviCRM Data
Naveen Gavini - Native Joomla Multisite Support
Piotr Szotkowski - CiviCRM Integration: Development of Multilingual Functionality
Rahul Verma - Desktop Content Manager - Adobe AIR
Ryan Reeves - Improved Error Handling
Sunithi Agarwal - Groups Co-ordinating Component for Joomla
Victor Carbune- Page Versioning and Extension Versioning / System Restore

These students will be working with our fantastic group of mentors, including: Akarawuth Tamrareang, Alan Langford, Allan Walker, Amit Singh, Andrey Mishenin, Ashwin Date, Brian Shaughnessy, Donald Lobo, Elin Waring, Hugh Boyes, Ian MacLennan, Jennifer Marriott, Luis Galarraga, Marius van Rijnsoever, Oleg Nesterov, Omar Ramos, Parth Lawate, Pisan Chueachatchai, Ray Tsai, Sam Moffatt, Steve Fisher, TJ Baker, Toni Marie Swats, and Wes Morgan.

This year we received a record 147 proposals and were able to accept three more students than last year. We are excited about bringing these students into the Joomla community and for the contributions these projects will make.

Our students and mentors come from 18 different countries on six continents (sorry, Antartica!) and represent the global reach of Joomla.

We had many excellent applications and any student that was not selected as a project in this years GSOC is welcome to work on their projects individually and we will work to match them to appropriate mentors.  This will of course be work done outside of the official GSOC and will not allow for any sort of monetary reimbursement.  For more information or to let the project know of your interest in individual work please contact Mark Dexter .

Again thank you to all of the students that submitted.