Google Summer of Code 2016 – KDE – WikiToLearn
Something I’ve wanted to say for more than a year. Yes! I am a GSoCer now!
This was one among my biggest dreams.
GSoC – Google Summer of Code is an annual program, in which Google awards healthy stipends to students for contributing to Open Source projects.
All these days, I was spending most of my time fixing bugs on different open source projects. Now I have got the opportunity to work with WikiToLearn, a proud member of KDE community, for a long period of time, implementing a new feature to wiki editor.
I would like to tell a bit about our WikiToLearn – WikiToLearn wants to provide free, collaborative and accessible textbooks to the whole world.
Our philosophy is synthesized in the sentence: “knowledge only grows if shared”. We provide a platform where learners and teachers can together complete, refine and re-assemble notes, lecture notes in order to create textbooks, tailored precisely to their needs so that you can “stand on the shoulders of giants”.
I should thank my mentors Cristian Baldi, Gianluca Rigoletti and other community members for helping me in reviewing and getting a great project proposal done. I’m really excited to work with them this summer.
Looking at previous GSOCers like Sayan, Sagar, Vignesh, Parth was always motivating me to contribute to open source and become a GSoCer.
I thank F.S.M.K, DGPLUG, and our GLUG-DSCE which taught me a lot about free/open source technologies.
More love to WikiToLearn folks for giving me this opportunity to work with them.
You can have a look at my proposal abstract here.
Soon I’ll push my complete project proposal on GitHub.
The real fun begins now.