Herchel Kick Starts a Campaign to Fund a GSoC Student

16 June, 2022
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Mike Herchel, Board member at Drupal Association and the Maintainer of Olivero theme, has kick-started a GoFundMe campaign to buy a laptop running Linux.

The laptop is for a Google Summer of Code (GSOC) candidate. He is a student from India and owns an old and very slow computer that runs on Windows. As he needs to keep Windows on it and there is not enough space for dual boot, as a mentor to the student project, Mike Herchel himself came forward with this idea of a funding campaign. This fundraiser is to buy and ship him a mid-range Linux laptop where he can do development on. To join and contribute to the noble cause, go direct to the Go Fund Me project page:

Drupal Association is mentoring four candidates for GSoC 2022 Program. The projects are Drupal CSS Modernization Initiative by Aditya Bathani, Social Auth (SSO) Ecosystem Modernization by Simian, Decoupled menu for Drupal by Vairamuthu M and FramOS Graphing and reporting by Yash Goes. 

Google Summer of Code is a global, online program focused on bringing new contributors into open-source software development. GSoC Contributors work with an open-source organization on a 12+ week programming project under the guidance of mentors. 

GSoC 2022 accepted Contributors list was announced on May 23, 2022. This time, there are 196 mentoring organizations around. Over 4,000 applicants from 96 countries were vetted from a total of 5,155 proposals submitted. 1,209 GSoC contributors were accepted from 62 countries. There are 1,882 mentors and organization administrators.

746 open source organizations have mentored 18,000+ new GSoC contributors since 2005.

Coding began on June 13 and, for most folks, will wrap up on September 5; however, this year, GSoC Contributors can request a more extended coding period wrapping up their projects by mid-November.

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