Once again Joomla will be participating in the Google Summer of Code, and this year we have 6 excellent student projects that were accepted by Google on April 22, 2016. Congratulations to all the students that will be joining the Joomla Google Summer of Code project this year! Welcome to the J!Family.
With 78 applications submitted, it was a difficult task to narrow down the list of potential students to the final 6 Projects. Thanks to all of the Mentors and Joomla community members that helped us determine who got in. With the help of some great Joomla volunteers, we will have Mentors for each student to help guide them through the process.
If you would like to keep up with the students as they progress, Students will be posting updates on the Joomla Community Magazine throughout the summer starting in May.What is Google Summer of Code?
Google Summer of Code is a program designed to encourage university student participation in open source software development.
Some quick facts about the Google Summer of Code program.
GSoC gives students an opportunity to work on real-world software development projects.
Encourages students to get involved in Open Source projects, bringing new developers into our ecosystem.
Students gain new skills and make new contacts in the Open Source community.
Allows students to work with mentors that can share experience and knowledge with them.
Students who pass their midterm and final evaluations will be paid a stipend by Google for their work in Joomla.
If you want to read more about the program, just visit our Joomla GSoC 2016 Home,
You can find out all the information you need and more on this page. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask a question on the Mailing List and someone will be happy to help.
The trademark team manages and defends Joomla-related trademarks and licensing on behalf of the Joomla! Community. We want to make sure that the world respects the policies and regulations we have around the use of the Joomla! name and brand mark. For more information check out the Trademark Team website at https://tm.joomla.org
This comes with a lot of work. We need active team members that will pick up some tasks.
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Joomla! Community Dashboard at https://dashboard.joomla.org.
Several Open Source project dashboards were presented at the European Community Leadership Summit in 2014. Representatives from communities using this tool discussed the potential of the system and explained how they make use of the tools to visualise community metrics. A member of the Community Leadership Team was in attendance and proposed creating a similar dashboard Joomla - Bitergia has since been working with the Community Leadership Team to setup and configure the Joomla Community Dashboard.
The Marketing Working Group (MWG) is pleased to announce the addition of two new team members. We welcome Elisa Foltyn & Cliff Pfeifer on board the Marketing team and George Wilson as PLT representative.
The primary focus of the Marketing Working Group (MWG) is to raise awareness of the Joomla! Content Management System (CMS) and Framework within the international Joomla community, as well as the general open source community.
Slovenian joins the officially released language packs for Joomla!, an award winning Content Management System (CMS). The Joomla Translations Working Group has accredited Slovenian as an official language pack for Joomla 3.5. With the addition of the Slovenian language, Joomla websites can now be published in 65 languages spoken around the world. These language packs come handy when developing both monolingual and multilingual sites using Joomla!
The users can now choose Slovenian as the language of their choice for the installation of Joomla! In addition, Slovenian can be used as the default back-end administration language and front-end site language. With this language pack, users will see the Joomla labels and messages in the Slovenian language. The language pack can be installed using the feature Install Languages or just like installing any other Joomla extension. If a user wants to customise any label or message, it can be done easily using language override for Slovenian.
Thanks to the dedicated efforts of Sretko Devič who has created the Slovenian language pack. The information about the Slovenian language pack is available at http://community.joomla.org/translations/joomla-3-translations.html#sl-si.
The aim of the Joomla Translations Working Group’s Localisation Project is to continuously strive to provide an up-to-date translation of core Joomla into various languages. This is a significant project, and requires around ten thousand phrases to be translated. The current list of language packs for Joomla! 3 is available at http://community.joomla.org/translations/joomla-3-translations.html.
The Joomla Event Travel Programme (JET) is pleased to announce that we have selected 9 members from the worldwide Joomla community to attend JandBeyond from the 20th to 22nd May 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.
Abunyanga Ayebale Justine
André Pereira da Silva
Sam Suresh Krishnakutti
Gary Duke Speer
Kazuo Gomi Filho
David Opati Aswani
Due to Visa issues at JWC meaning that they could not attend, we have also brought the following awards forward
All recipients listed will receive assistance with some or all of the costs of their ticket, travel and lodging, as agreed on an individual basis with the recipients.
The JET Programme is an initiative that was created to support active project volunteers and community members who have dedicated time and energy to make Joomla better; and who would like to attend larger Joomla events, such as the JandBeyond.
We wish to thank all those who applied, and congratulate those who were accepted! We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona!The JET Team
The Joomla Event Travel Programme team members are:
- David Jardin (Community Leadership Team)
- Radek Suski (Joomla! Events Team)
- Roland Dalmulder (Production Leadership Team)
- Rowan Hoskyns-Abrahall (Team Leader)
- Saurabh Shah (Team Member)