Monday, April 4, 2011

Google Summer of Code Program (GSoC) - WordPress a mentoring organization for talented students!

Student applications are currently being accepted by WordPress to work with them this summer, and the deadline to apply is April 8 2011. Interested students who want to develop for WordPress please read on.

GSoC Logistics:
  • 175 mentoring organizations (including WordPress)
  • Enrollment in an accredited college/university is mandatory
  • Coding period is May-August
  • Earn $5,000 upon completion of the project
  • Please see GSoC FAQ for more information
WordPress logistics:
  • Mentors include WordPress core developers, plugin authors (including BuddyPress and bbPress), mobile app developers, and WordPress professionals.
  • Submit any project based what you can do and envision.
  • This year, in addition to accepting project proposals for the main WordPress web app, WordPress is also encouraging applications for projects with the WordPress mobile apps (iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Phone 7), for community-developed plugins like BuddyPress and bbPress, and even standalone plugins that could become community projects. Check out our Codex page on GSoC 2011 for some ideas.
  • 15 students were mentored by WordPress last year, and around the same will be selected this year too.
If you’re a college student/developer, you are encouraged to apply!

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