Sahana GSoC 2009 WrapUp


Google Summer of Code 2009 logo Almost most of the excitement related to this year’s GSoC has come to the end with lot of success. This time I got the chance to be part of this wonderful community representing Sahana Project as a mentor.

Looking into the history of GSoC Sahana Project has won a grate position, I’m telling this because Sahana Project got selected as a mentoring organization for the fourth consecutive year (2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009). As previous this time also Sahana Project won ten positions. These ten positions got allocated to students proposals from Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan (out of 44 proposals), out of them eight students were successfully in building new features to the project.

I mentored Akshit Sharma form India who developed the Dynamic Theme Manager module that enables the user to alter the existing theme to his/her preference without needing to have any knowledge about CSS, just through the use of a color pallet to select the respective colors and a new logo.

Although with my academic work I didn’t had much trouble finding time to guide him to understanding the system’s functionality throughout the summer since he is just a time zone away. It was a grate experience for me. To my understanding he enjoyed working with Sahana community and hope to have his contributions in the future as well. Lastly I would like to congratulate all the eight students for being successful in delivering new modules to leverage the functionality of Sahana.

I just got a email notification from FedEx stating that Google has handed over a T-Shirt to them to deliver it to me. 🙂 Thank you Google.

Looking at the history of GSoC the University of Moratuwa has reached a significant milestone by being the top ranking university that produced the highest number of student participants in the GSoC 2009, 2008 and alltime