Congrats, guys.
Hitch your wagon high.

On 24 April 2012 08:22, Ashwin Baindur <> wrote:
This is great news. It has been my experience that GSOC helps add to the skill-sets and experience of Wikipedians in India who are then able to help the community deal with technical issues and even construct special tools if required. YuviPanda and his Assessment Bar come to mind.

Congratulations, the five of you. Do us proud.

Warm regards,

Ashwin Baindur

On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 2:16 AM, Srikanth Lakshmanan <> wrote:

Congrats to all folks who got through, specially to Ankur Anand, Akshay Chugh, Ashish Dubey, Suhas HS, Nischay Nahata who are the 5 Indians to get through under WMF.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Sumana Harihareswara <>
Date: Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 00:58
Subject: [Wikitech-l] GSoC announcement of students for 2012
To: Wikimedia developers <>

   Ankur Anand, integrating Flickr upload and geolocation into
UploadWizard. Mentor: WMF engineer Ryan Kaldari
   Harry Burt, TranslateSvg ("Bringing the translation revolution to
Wikimedia Commons").  Mentor: WMF engineer Max Semenik
   Akshay Chugh, making a convention/conference extension for
MediaWiki. Mentor: volunteer developer Jure Kajzer
   Ashish Dubey, realtime collaboration in the upcoming visual editor.
 Mentor: WMF engineer Trevor Parscal
   Suhas HS, improvements to the OpenStackManager extension.  Mentor:
WMF engineer Ryan Lane
   Nischay Nahata, optimizing the performance of the Semantic MediaWiki
extension. Mentor: volunteer developer Markus Krötzsch
   Aaron Pramana, watchlist grouping and workflow improvements. Mentor:
volunteer developer Alex Emsenhuber
   Robin Pepermans, working on Incubator improvements and language
support, Mentor: WMF engineer Niklas Laxström
   Platonides, a desktop application for mass-uploading files to
Wikimedia Commons.  Mentor: me (as project manager and mentor of record;
Platonides will consult with technical experts)

Congratulations.  You are the most promising students among the 63 who
applied, so we chose you to participate in our Google Summer of Code
program.  Please consult your mentor to discuss what you ought to do
during the community bonding period (now till May 21).

Students whom we did not accept: please don't despair.  As you can see,
you had a lot of very strong competition, and we only had nine slots.
We encourage you to keep learning about open source, use our IRC
channels and mailing lists, and even work on your projects as
volunteers!  Most of us got into this hobby without GSoC, and you can
too. :-)

Sumana Harihareswara
Volunteer Development Coordinator
Wikimedia Foundation

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