This morning, the official announcement was made for the selection of 2017 Google Summer of Code projects. Plone has the honor of serving five wonderful students this year as they work on a project.
I would like to take a moment to congratulate the five successful applicants: Shriyansh Agrawal (@Shriyanshagro), Oshane Bailey (@b4oshany), Mikko Hursti (@mikkohu), K C Pavithira Reddy (@pavithirakc), and Noel Varghese (@envy7). We are so glad you chose Plone for your GSoC experience!
Plone folks, if you see any of these wonderful students hanging around here, or in IRC, please take a moment to say hello and help them to feel welcome!
I'd also like to thank all the students who submitted applications this year. We received far more applications that we could possibly support. For those of you were not selected, know that we appreciated your hard work and we have enjoyed working with you so far. We hope you'll continue here with Plone and that we'll see an application from you again next year.
Finally, I'd like to thank those in the community who have served so far to review and evaluate applications, and who continue to serve as mentors for our new students. Without your service, Plone would not be the same. If you aren't in this crew this year, consider participating next year. It's a great experience, and a wonderful way to help grow the Plone family.