Google Intern!

Finally, got selected for the prestigious google summer of code 2016 (GSoC’ 16). GSoC is a yearly summer internship program conducted by Google in connection with open source organizations where students get an opportunity to work on projects under an experienced panel of mentors.

Congrats to all those who have attempted for this selection process. The proposal writing itself is a wonderful experience where we could work with many high profile people, discussing a lot about the possible implementation patterns of various projects.

This was the first time I was applying for this program and luckily by god’s grace, everything clicked well and I am into the final list of selected members for this year’s GSoC. So, I will be coding for Drupal, on the project, ‘Port Search Configuration Module to Drupal 8’. I am mentored by Naveen Valecha, Neetu Morwani and Karthik Kumar.

April 2016 was really a lucky month for me. Apart from this internship, my team ended up as runner ups in the Amrita Super Minds Quiz finals. I also got one of my article published on contributing to Drupal in the upcoming edition of Open Source For You, Asia magazine.

Hoping to have a nice summer ahead.

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First Article in OSFY

I heard a lot of people writing articles for OSFY.Last month,since it was my vacation,I decided to write an article on Firefox app development.I send them the table of contents and they where really impressed and asked me to send the contents.I send them within few days.I got an email very shortly that the article has been edited as per their standards and will be published in the next month’s OSFY.I was really happy with the way they edited and all seemed fine.

Now,I was eagerly waiting for the author’s copy.I went to the Postal Department of my college from the beginning of August.I had no response in the first two visits.Finally,when I visited on 12th August,I saw my name in the Postal list.Yea,the OSFY magazine was waiting for me.It was my first OSFY magazine too.It had a small cover letter and the magazine.It was great feeling to receive the magazine.Moreover,it was my first Post I received in my college.I will definitely keep this moment in my memory forever.I will also keep  the magazine along with the cover as a memory.I feel this my I’day surprise.

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Happy Independence day guys.Have fun.