Joomla has been accepted as the official mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code in 2012. It provides student’s stipends for open source code projects. Joomla as the organization for GSoC 2012, has a lot of goals to achieve for the student developer’s from it’s community. In the article, we would discuss Joomla for Google summer of code in 2012.
Joomla has become the new organization to join the Google summer of code in 2012. The activities would include searching for quality developer’s committed to a summer schedule and also as a guiding factor. The contribution from mentoring is a top priority and is the feature to our program at GSoC.
Consultant or backup mentor
Consultants and backup mentors who advice the student’s from unofficial means and deliver the promise of GSoC are recruited by Joomla. These consultants can contribute to students seeking advice by replacing advisors and mentors who might otherwise be unavailable. Included in these consultations are varied tips for removing obstacles in projects, time management and coding. From the given reference list, the consultant or mentor can join the organization activities and provide guidance as well.
An essential way to advice students and maintain their interest is to provide gifts, subscriptions, books and other takeaways. These gift offerings and services would enhance relevant student references and increase the memberships as well. These products and gifts can be made available for students through mail or post.
Including mentor or student teachers who can inculcate the students into the Joomla way would be essential.
To select Joomla projects and send these to students one could use mailers. The correspondence lists maintain e-commerce with students across the world and belonging to different colleges as well.
The Joomla organization and the included services to GSoC would include web conferencing with the help of WebEx, Skype and other conferencing methods. Topics for students would be shared and communicated from web conferencing.
For student developers, Joomla provided projects for the Google summer of code belong to the following categories of topics:
- ) Using Git (a free software for distributed revision control and source code management).
- ) Joomla coding basics for CMS. The related topics are code structure, framework and mvc.
- ) Joomla coding basics for platform. The topics included are code structure and platform examples.
- ) Joomla 101 for managing content, modules, installation and components.
The students belonging to the project from Joomla would require guidance for topics. For the purpose the mentoring for students would involve further aspects into gaining knowledge of future jobs and career. The mentoring also would help students for future education prospects.
With the success built over the years, the Joomla community has grown with the help of numerous Joomla software upgrades. Google’s acceptance of the application is another step ahead for Joomla. Bringing new ideas, energy and direction to Joomla entity is maintained with these new developments.
As popular open source software started in 2005, Joomla has gained large number of community members. Joomla projects on software topics are being provided to student developers from summer 2012. We have discussed the main goals of Joomla after gaining success as mentor with GSoC.