XWiki @ Google Summer of Code 2020

Last modified by Simon Urli on 2020/01/13 16:44

This page hosts information and project ideas for the open source project XWiki related to the Google Summer of Code 2020 mentorship program.

XWiki has also been participating to Google Code-In since 2017.

About GSoC

You can learn a lot about the program by reading the GSoC FAQ. 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. 

Student Application template

When applying for one of our projects, please provide this information about yourself and the project you choose in the application which you submit to Google.

Selected Projects for GSoC 2020 (0)

The projects below, out of all the proposed projects, have been selected to participate in GSoC 2020.

Proposed Projects (2)

Students 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 that they are counter-productive.

Students 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 students interested in joining XWiki for GSoC 2020 to manifest themselves as early as possible so that we can start working with them on this project list.

Rewriting the Excel Plugin

Rewriting the current Excel Plugin extension

Work to be done on the extension

  • Previous useful features with a newer implementation
  • Support for XLSX format
  • If the content is to be processed on the front-end. Then the integration of the newer SheetJS will be a good option (https://github.com/SheetJS/sheetjs)
  • Ability to display multiple sheets as tabs
  • Mapping custom tab names with sheets
  • Using the newer Chart.js Integration extension with the application

Coordinated by

Estimated workload: 2-3 man months.

Javascript Visualizations Integrations

The objective of this project would be to integrate powerful Javascript visualization libraries in XWiki and particularly those that would allow editing of the visualization, and extend XWiki internal APIs to make it easier to integrate such libraries.

Examples libraries to integrate:

- mapjs mindmap (includes wysiwyg modifications on a mindmap)
- vis.js timeline & graph (includes wysiwyg modifications on a timeline or graph
- vizjs (graphviz)

In terms of XWiki features that could be integrated in the XWiki core:

- support for a REST api to save the content of a macro being edited
- support to saving an "image" version of the visualization capturing the div including the visualization (which would allow PDF export on the visualization)
- support for realtime rendering of a visualization versus the macro content (change the graphviz content and render it in realtime)

Coordinated by

Estimated workload: 3 month.

Mentors (2)

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 GSOC?

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 school projects to carry on and won't have the time to continue participating much immediately after GSOC. 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 GSOC 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 could propose a school project, PhD, etc about XWiki to your teachers!
  • 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 GSOC student
  • (Future, doesn't exist ATM) Your name on the Hall of Fame
  • (Future, doesn't exist ATM) Receive an XWiki GSOC 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 GSoC editions

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