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Getting Selected for Google Summer of Code 2019

May 6, 2019

Getting Selected for Google Summer of Code 2019 blog

title: Getting Selected for Google Summer of Code 2019 published: true date: 2019-05-06 06:00:00 UTC tags: gsoc, gnome, gtk canonical_url: https://www.ravgeet.dev/blog/getting-selected-for-gsoc/


Today is a very special day for me. In my very first try, I cracked the Google Summer of Code. I am very delighted to have been given an opportunity to work for the GNOME Foundation.

My task is to rebuild the GTK website. For those interested in technicalities of the project, the current website is made in PHP which is a great web language, however not so useful for creating static websites. So my job is to build a new website from scratch which uses the concept of Content Management System. I will be using Jekyll for this purpose and the website would be deployed using Gitlab’s Continuous Integration.

It’s going to be a great challenging summer but I am really happy to be handed over this opportunity. This summer is going to enhance my knowledge about Web Designing and it’s future.

A huge thanks to all those people from GNOME, who selected me for this job. Emmanuele Bassi will be my mentor for this summer and I am very happy as I will learn a lot of new things from this man.

For future GSoCers, here is my proposal for the project: Rework the GTK website. If you need any kind of help or want me to handle your next project, you can reach me at my email or DM me on Instagram.

Lemme know if you have any doubt, appreciation or anything else that you would like to communicate to me. You can tweet me @ravgeetdhillon. I reply to all the questions as quickly as possible. 😄 And if you liked this post, please share it with your twitter community as well. See you guys in the next post.

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