It’s official. Coding for the 2014 Google Summer of Code has now begun. Once again we’re lucky to have a diverse and talented group of students interning with us this summer. This year we have seven interns from four different countries who will be working under the leadership of our mentors from six different countries. They’ll be working on a wide spectrum of projects that range from the back-end platform to the front-end community app, on down to mobile apps used directly in the field. By the end of the summer, our community will benefit from a native Android app dedicated to making field staff more efficient, a mobile app for enabling Pay as you Go Solar Energy transactions, a vastly improved user experience for our community app, enhancements to our data migration tool, a batching API that will unlock performance improvements across the entire platform, as well as a powerful ad-hoc reporting tool and evolutions to the client impact portal to a production-ready release.
This year we’ve got a very young, talented class with some true characters and unique personalties. They are all very driven and passionate about our mission. Throughout the evaluation period, our interns demonstrated their enthusiasm and fervor for the project with a substantial flow of contributions coming in. Coupled with our mentors who are eager to shepherd in the next generation of Mifos contributors, I’m already certain we have an unforgettable and productive summer in store. We once again thank Google for accepting us in the program and are ready to rise to the task of giving a larger class of interns a successful entry into the world of HFOSS.
Activity has already begun to pick up – discussions are going back and forth on the mailing lists, wiki pages are popping up each day and code is moving upstream through the various GitHub repositories. Before our students get too busy :), join us in taking an in-depth look at each one of the interns. Please take the time to congratulate them on joining our community and wish them a fruitful summer.
|Diunuge Buddhika – Sri Lanka
|Gaurav Saini – India
|Rishabh Shukla – India
|Ishan Khanna – India
|Channa Gayan – Sri Lanka
|Oleg Dolidze – Georgia
|Antonio Carella – USA
Stay tuned for Part 2 of our Google Summer of Code introductions this upcoming week when we reveal some fun facts about our interns!