DHIS2 has been accepted again this year to the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program, as a mentoring organization. In the past, we have participated twice in the program in 2013 and 2014, which has produced long term contributors to the project like Araz Abishov.
I think more importantly the program gives us more visibility among new contributors (students or otherwise) and makes us think about best ways to groom new developers. Please welcome new students who will write to the list about project ideas. Please help them troubleshoot setting up of the dev environment and getting started with DHIS2 development.
Interested students, please send project related questions directly to the mentors who are listed. If you have a new idea, please share it with the users list. But if you have not spent enough time in the community and implementing DHIS2, it is better if you discuss what’s already listed in the project ideas page. If you have trouble setting up the DHIS2 dev environment, please write to the devs list, so that community members can help you resolve issues. As with any interaction, follow good etiquette. e.g. please search the list archive before shooting out an email. etc. etc.
Community members, please look at the ideas page - https://www.dhis2.org/gsoc2016 and help us reach out to students in countries where DHIS2 is being implemented. At HISP, we have always believed in local capacity and we would like to see the same being propagated through GSoC
Araz and Saptarshi
GSoC 2016 admins