[GSoC 2014] Congratulations and Welcoming Students to DHIS2

Dear Students and Mentors,

As most of you might have seen, DHIS2 is participating in its 2nd year as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2014. Last year we had 4 students, all of whom developed useful functionality during the summer.

Congratulations to the 6 students who will work with us over the summer!! We hope that you will have a lot of fun and the community will appreciate your work at the end of this summer. The following projects and students are below:

  1. Jonas Hörsch - A decision-support tool for stronger immunization program

Mentors: Sophie Newland, Richard Anderson

  1. Kamil Kwasny - Scriptable SMS parsing

Mentors: Ngô Thanh Long, Peder Andreas Nergaard

  1. Araz Abishov - Enhanced android client for DHIS2

Mentors: Morten Olav Hansen, Olav Poppe, Peder Andreas Nergaard,

  1. Gianluca Carbone - WebDriver based framework for automated test scripts

Mentors: Saptarshi Purkayastha, Jan Henrik Øverland

  1. Anum Hassan - Allow data entry from OpenDataKit

Mentors: Jim Grace, Saptarshi Purkayastha

  1. J. Ricardo de Juan Cajide - JSON enabled storage API

Mentors: Morten Olav Hansen, Abyot Gizaw

The next few weeks, as mentioned in the GSoC timeline, is the Community Bonding Period till 19th May. We believe this is the most crucial period and is an important indicator if the student will do well over the summer.

As students, you should ask questions, improve your GSoC application, make project deliverables, understand the project goals and ways to reach it. You should create a blog and announce it to the developers list, so that others from the community can follow your work. As mentors, you should answer questions from your students and at least have one Skype/phone call with them to explain to them your vision about the project. The reason why Google runs GSoC (and we agree) is to make current students become long term contributors to open-source. This happens when you communicate and become active community players.

Congratulations again to the students!!

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Regards,
Saptarshi and Andreas
(DHIS2 Org Admins for GSoC 2014)