Django Google Summer of Code Students 2020
For the 13th year, Django is participating in Google Summer of Code (GSoC), a program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development. Over the years, the mentorship provided by Django community members and the effort of motivated students have led to major new features as well as overall improvements to the Django codebase.
In 2019, Sage Abdullah contributed a cross-database JSONField, which will be released as part of Django 3.1 in August.
And for 2020, two student proposals were selected for work over the summer:
- Kacper Szmigiel, an undergraduate student at Technical University of Lodz in Poland, will work on a refactor of the mypy plugin that is part of django-stubs. His primary mentors are Nikita Sobolev and Artem Malyshev, maintainers of django-stubs.
- Ahmad A. Hussein, an undergraduate student German University in Cairo, will work to extend the parallel test runner to Windows, macOS, and add Oracle support. His primary mentors are Tom Forbes and Adam Johnson.
Additional mentors are Shai Berger, Simon Charette, Sage Abdullah, David Smith, Mariusz Felisiak, and Carlton Gibson.
Thank you to our Django community mentors and to Google for their continued support of this important program.Back to Top