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Google Summer of Code 2016 – KDE – WikiToLearn

Friday, 22 April 2016 | Sagar Hani


gsoc-2016

Something I’ve wanted to say for more than a year. Yes! I am a GSoCer now!
This was one among my biggest dreams. ๐Ÿ™‚

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 WikiToLearnWikiToLearn wants to provide free, collaborative and accessible textbooks to the whole world.
Our philosophy is synthesized in the sentence: โ€œknowledge only grows if sharedโ€. 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 โ€œstand on the shoulders of giantsโ€.

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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. ๐Ÿ™‚