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  • Joomla Event Traveller Programme (JET) Now Open for JWC14

    The Joomla Event Traveller Programme (JET) is pleased to announce that we will be taking applications from the worldwide Joomla community, for the upcoming Joomla! World Conference to be held on November 7th - 9th, 2014 in Cancun, Mexico.

    The JET Programme is an initiative that was created to support active project volunteers and community members who have dedicated time and energy to make Joomla better, and who would like to attend larger Joomla events, such as J and Beyond, and the Joomla! World Conference. The JET Programme will cover the cost of the admission ticket, and will provide assistance with travel and lodging to the JWC.

    The Deadlines

    August 15: Deadline for application

    August 22: Recipients selected and notified

    August 30: Public announcement in a blogpost on joomla.org

    Application Criteria

    The criteria to be followed by the JET Committee for the election of candidates is as follows:

    • Applications of the candidates will be arranged in accordance with the contributions made to the Joomla project (especially during the last year) based on the information enclosed in the application and duly proven with recommendations from team or working group leaders.
    • Subsequently, all applicants will be accepted in order of appearance in the final list until the estimated budget for this edition of the JET Programme, 30,000 US dollars, is reached.
    • This is an opportunity for the entire Joomla community, however, priority will be given to those participants who have not yet received a JET recognition.
    • The JET Committee will give special consideration to well written applications that include details and timeframes of their participation in the Joomla project.

    We encourage you to apply using this form http://events.joomla.org/jet-jwc-2014. Please note, there are certain criteria and conditions that must be met. Please read the guidelines carefully. Good luck!

    The JET Committee

    The Joomla Traveller Programme committee members are:

    • Dianne Henning (Community Leadership Team)
    • Radek Suski (Open Source Matters)
    • Javier Gómez (Production Leadership Team)
    • Guillermo Bravo (Community Leadership Team)
  • J and Beyond 2014 & Joomla! Marketing
    Since its inception, JAB has been an awesome & feature packed event which gets together 300+ Joomla! users across the world. The best innovations and advancements in the Joomla world are shared here and it would be fair to say that it is the Mecca of anyone working in Joomla. As always it was a rocking event ! Read on to see what Marketing did at JAB14 !! 

  • 2014 Joomla Google Summer of Code Students Accepted

    Once again Joomla will be participating in the Google Summer of Code, and this year we have 8 excellent student projects that were accepted by Google on April 21, 2014. Congratulations to all the students that will be joining the Joomla Google Summer of Code project this year!

    2014 Joomla project Google Summer of Code Students Accepted

    www.google-melange.com/gsoc/org2/google/gsoc2014/joomla

    With 39 applications submitted, it was a difficult task to narrow down the list of potential students to the final 8. Thanks to all of the Mentors and Joomla community members that helped us determine who got in. With the help of some great Joomla volunteers, we will have 2 Mentors for each student to help guide them through the process.

    If you would like to keep up with the students as they progress, the Joomla Community Magazine has graciously dedicated a topic to the Google Summer of Code project again this year, and will publish blog posts of each student’s progress throughout the summer starting in May with 4 of our students.

    Joomla Community Magazine Google Summer of Code Articles

    http://magazine.joomla.org/issues/issue-apr-2014//itemlist/tag/Google%20Summer%20of%20Code

    What is Google Summer of Code?

    Google Summer of Code is a program designed to encourage university student participation in open source software development.

    Some quick facts about the Google Summer of Code program.

    • GSoC gives students an opportunity to work on real-world software development projects.
    • Encourages students to get involved in Open Source projects, bringing new developers into our ecosystem.
    • Students gain new skills and make new contacts in the Open Source community.
    • Allows students to work with mentors that can share experience and knowledge with them.
    • Students who pass their midterm and final evaluations will be paid a stipend by Google for their work in Joomla. This year, the stipend has increased to 00 USD for students.

    Joomla and the Google Summer of Code 2014

    We have set up a Google Mailing List that is open to the public, as well as a new section outlining this year’s Joomla GSoC on the Joomla Documentation website. Here’s some links for you to find out more.

    Joomla GSoC 2014 Information

    http://docs.joomla.org/GSOC_2014

    Joomla GSoC 2014 Mailing List

    https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/joomla-gsoc-2014

    You can find out all the information you need and more on those pages. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask a question on the Mailing List and someone will be happy to help.