Google Summer of Code is one of the most exciting times for an open source project and community. It’s a chance to inject new energy into a project and help build the next generation of coders and tech entrepreneurs that are ready to contribute to HFOSS.
|Anuruddha Premalal – Sri Lanka
|Yanna Wu – China||Andreas Weigel – Germany
||Avik Ganguly – India|
Anuruddha Premalal is a final year undergraduate majoring in the field of Electronic and Telecommunication engineering from University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka. Anuruddha has a great deal of experience developing applications at both the hardware and software level using Java. Through his internship at Einsights, a startup in Singapore and his participation in the MIT AITI summer program he’s acquired strong hands-on experience developing web applications with Spring MVC, Hibernate, MongoDB and jQuery and mobile applications with Android, USSD, and SMS.
In the 5 weeks that Anuruddha has been a part of our community, he’s demonstrated this prowess across these programming language and his passion for building something from the ground up and making it a huge success. Having already nearly finished his original project of server-side pagination, he’ll be taking on multi-tenant caching and additional back-end platform-level tasks that we’ll throw at him. We have paired Anuruddha with Gurpreet Luthra from ThoughtWorks’ Humanitarian Software Program as his mentor. Gurpreet is a diligent and disciplined open source veteran that I’m certain will challenge and further enhance the strengths of Anuruddha throughout the summer.
Yanna Wu, hailing from Shanghai, China, will be beginning her Master’s in Information Technology at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA this fall. She completed her undergraduate studies at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and spent the past year as a professional mobile software engineer. Yanna brings to us a strong financial background because she actually spent her first two years pursuing a career in finance before switching over to software engineering. Despite this late start, throughout her internships and studies she’s gained experience working with Java, JSP, Spring, MySQL, and Android. She’s demonstrated her strong proficiency in these languages by the multiple code contributions she submitted over the past several weeks.
We are quite fortunate for Yanna’s shift in career path; it’s given her in-depth domain knowledge that is rare to find in a Google Summer of Code intern. She in fact has experience working with the XBRL taxonomy which made her a perfect candidate for our project to integrate with the XBRL taxonomy that the MIX Market is aiming to standardize the financial inclusion sector on. Having helped financial institutes in China customize and visualize their XBRL taxonomy as part of her final undergraduate project, she’s ready to swoop right in to help MFIs automate their reporting through a common data source. Yanna will be working under the leadership of Kojo Gambrah who’s now based in Sngapore and is eager to share his expert knowledge on business intelligence and reporting with Yanna. When Yanna’s not coding, she’s passionate about gaming, design, and music, dreaming about one day making it big and performing on Broadway.
Stay tuned for Part 2 of our Google Summer of Code introductions later this week when we reveal some fun facts about our interns!