Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Welcome to the Sakai GSoC 2010 blog

We had many extremely good applications this year, so much so that we wish we'd asked Google for more slots. A big welcome to our winners then:

Ashish Mittal, 2nd year engineering student at Sardar Patel Institute Of Technology, India, is going to be working with mentor Ian Boston on an 'event explorer' tool in 3akai for helpdesk staff.

Manoj Inukolunu, 3rd year CS at BITS-Pilani (Goa) who is going to work on a citation manager widget for Sakai 3.

Maria Teresa Gimenez Fayos, final year CS student at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, proposed a project to develop a Sakai Android application, mentored by David Roldan Martinez.

You can check out the original ideas page to find out a bit more about Cyrille and Ashish's projects, Maria proposed her own so I hope she won't mind if I point you to her application page instead. If you want to keep up with what we're doing, we'll be discussing things in #sakai, in our Google Group, and this year in this blog too!

Thanks to all our applicants, many of whom put in a lot of thought and effort to their applications - we were sorry to have to turn you away, so do come back next year. Special mention to Himanshu Bansal, 2nd year CS also at BITS-Pilani (Goa) who only just missed out on a slot to work on the Citation Manager widget. He's keen to contribute anyway, so look out for him on the lists.