ejabberd invites students to Google Summer of Code 2018

ejabberd has joined other Erlang projects in the BEAM Community to invite student developers to Google Summer of Code (GSoC), a global program focused on bringing them into open source software development. Through this program, students have an opportunity to receive a stipend (2400–6600 USD) and work with an open source organization on a 3 month programming project during their break from school.

How to join?

If you are a student and wish to join one of ejabberd GSoC projects, be ready from March 12 until March 27. Register on the GSoC website, select the BEAM Community organization and submit your project proposal. You can choose an ejabberd idea or suggest your own project you wish to work on during the summer.

If you have questions before the deadline, you can chat with us via XMPP groupchat at gsoc@conference.process-one.net.

Why get involved?

For a student, GSoC is a great opportunity to learn new skills, learn to work with a team of experienced developers, help open source projects and get a fair compensation.

ejabberd is one of the most used XMPP servers in the world, deployed on huge scale deployments in large corporations. This is a unique chance to get your code running for tens of millions of users and have a real impact with your work.

This year, we prepared five ejabberd ideas to choose from:

  • Idea #1: Spam fighting with Blockchain
  • Idea #2: Support for Things Discovery service in ejabberd
  • Idea #3: Web UI administration improvements: Manage ejabberd services, MUC rooms, etc
  • Idea #4: XMPP and HTTP convergence
  • Idea #5: MQTT to XMPP session

Please, make sure that you are eligible before investing time on the project. Details are available on the GSoC FAQ.

The ejabberd community looks forward to working with you!

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