Grants:TPS/Himeshi/GSoC Reunion 2014/Report

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This Wikimedia Participation Support report has been accepted by the Wikimedia Participation Support Committee.To see the original request, please visit Grants:TPS/Himeshi/GSoC Reunion 2014.


Event name[edit]

Decade of Google Summer of Code Reunion 2014

Participant connections[edit]

The Decade of Google Summer of Code (GSoC) Reunion was organized to celebrate 10 years of running the program and over 600 mentors and students from over 150 open source organizations attended the event.

As a continuous learner it was a tremendously valuable opportunity to listen to people who are idols in the computer science world- Linus Torvalds, Peter Norvig, Alfred Spector and Chris DiBona - talk about GSoC, their experience and give out tips and advice for developing open source software. In addition I got to meet contributors from other open source software and talk about my GSoC project and make recommendations for some of their use cases. In turn I got to talk to them about the experience that I had with the software that they were working on. I also met Quim Gil at the event and we discussed about future contributions to MediaWiki.

Outcome[edit]

Blog post : http://himeshidesilva.com/blog/events/2014/10/29/a-summer-of-code-reunion/

Finances[edit]

  • Return air ticket from Colombo to San Francisco was directly handled by the WMF associated travel agency.

Amount left over[edit]

N/A

Anything else[edit]

I would like to thank the participation support committee for approving and efficiently processing my travel grant request and Quim for supporting me in this application.