Moodle is delighted to be a mentoring organisation for the Google Summer of Code again in 2015, with the announcement made yesterday. Three of Moodle’s experienced developers will mentor students throughout the GSoC, encouraging new talent to the world of open source projects and the Moodle standard of development.
Our 2015 mentors are Dan Marsden, Juan Leyva and Marina Glancy each with their own strengths and covering the greater regions of Australasia and EU, participants can be confident with their round the clock support. Choosing to participate with Moodle for the Summer of Code allows students to try their skills with PHP, SQL and crafting improvements for the modular software system helping teachers across the world improve education.
To find out more, visit the following links to discover or get involved in Moodle’s Summer of Code.
Moodle Summer of Code Site.
Project ideas for New Developers.
Applying to work with Moodle for GSoC
Students can apply from March 16th, and we encourage the community to spread the word to interested students, to your faculty and anyone with the emerging interest to develop software code. We hope to see a diverse and dynamic group of international students participating over the 3 month program.
Moodle has been involved in Google’s Summer of Code program since 2006. This program pays students to work on open source software products for about three months (over the northern hemisphere summer), mentored by existing developers of those products. The work usually adds a new feature or a new module. The intention is that this new code improves the software, as well as helping new programmers to become familiar with developing in an open source community.