This page hosts information and project ideas for the open source project XWiki related to the Google Season of Docs 2019 mentorship program.

XWiki has also been participating to Google Summer of Code since 2007 and Google Code-In since 2017.

About GSoD

You can learn a lot about the program by reading the GSoD Documentation. The timeline of this year's edition is given here.

Getting Started

Being part of the XWiki community means knowing our rules and practices. As a GSOC student you need to make sure you read and apply our guidelines.

Selected Projects for GSoD 2019 (0)

The projects below, out of all the proposed projects, have been selected to participate in GSoD 2019.

Proposed Projects (1)

Writers can come up with their own ideas, but the ideas need to be proposed and discussed on the mailing list.

You can contribute to this list! We encourage would-be mentors to propose ideas or even to revive old ideas from the previous years, but, if you do, make sure to assign yourselves as mentors for the proposed project. Proposals without mentors will be discarded, as we have learned from previous years/programs that they are counter-productive.

Writers are also encouraged to propose projects, but make sure you first run your idea through the community (see the Contact Us section below) and that you find a mentor interested in the idea that you can assign to the project proposal.

We also recommend writers interested in joining XWiki for GSoD 2019 to manifest themselves as early as possible so that we can start working with them on this project list.

Review and create video tutorials for XWiki usage in the User Guide

Written documentation is great, video documentation is even greater. 

Currently in our User Guide we list 10 video tutorials about XWiki usage (from page editing, revisions history to wiki configuration). These videos have been created by two community members and they are present on their individual YouTube channels. The last contribution was in 2015, so the project went through a lot of changes meanwhile and the videos would need some love. Some other videos links are listed also on the instance local Help application.

It would be great to:

  • create a plan of what videos our users would need in order to facilitate their first time usage;
  • create a template for the video's structure;
  • decide if the videos should be independent or part of a serie;
  • decide if we create tutorial, trainings or presentational videos for features or usage flows;
  • decide if we should create a dedicated community channel for the videos or just manage a playlist;
  • and after having a plan, even creating videos that our users can consult.

Videos have become the standard way in which users are evaluating and looking for help when they get into an issue. We need help in guiding our users in their first steps in creating and organising their knowledge. 

Mentors (1)

The following community members are assigned to mentor the proposed projects:

Contact us

You can ask for more information about each project proposal and interact with the community and mentors through the usual communication channels: mailing list (devs AT xwiki.org) or the Matrix/IRC channel.

What's next after GSoD?

First and foremost: Thank you for having participated to XWiki!

We want to keep you in the community for as long as possible. We understand that you may have projects to carry on and won't have the time to continue participating much immediately after GSoD. However, we're really keen to see you coming back to this community when things settle a bit more and you get some time again.

Here's some visibility and ideas of what's next after you've completed a GSoD project and opportunities you may have:

  • You could be voted as Committer
  • You could get hired by one of the companies doing some business on top of the XWiki project
  • Become a Google Code-In mentor
  • You'll be able to add a nice line to your CV about having participated to an open source project emoticon_smile
  • You can ask for recommendations on LinkedIn, Facebook, etc about your work as a GSoD student
  • (Future, doesn't exist ATM) Your name on the Hall of Fame
  • (Future, doesn't exist ATM) Receive an XWiki GSoD t-shirt
  • (Future, doesn't exist ATM) Be sponsored to take about XWiki at conferences
  • (Future, doesn't exist ATM) Be able to implement some bounties for XWiki and get paid for it
  • (Future, doesn't exist ATM) Be invited to physically participate to an XWiki conference

Org Admin Resources

If you are one of this year's XWiki Organization Administrators, make sure to check out the Organization Admin Guide.

Previous GSoD editions

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