The Joomla! project is submitting an application to Google to participate in this year’s Google Summer of Code™ (GSoC) program. To be an applicant we need to have some help from our community. We are looking for talented individuals who are able to work well with students to be mentors, as well as for the community to generate ideas for the GSoC students to build.

For Mentors:

Participating in GSoC is a great opportunity for the Joomla community to collect some energy from new blood in the Joomla project, pairing talented individuals eager to learn with skilled mentors, community members who can guide and assist navigating the seas of Open Source Development in the Joomla Project.

If you would like to mentor projects this year please visit the Mentor page where we will be posting up mentor information. This will be a short list of requirements from you, as well as an application form that you will need to fill out. We welcome anyone to submit to be a mentor.

For Ideas

There are two major categories in the Joomla! Project where students will be able to contribute to this year. Unlike past Programs where there was only the CMS to work on, this year students can choose between working on the Joomla CMS itself or the Joomla Platform Project that the CMS is based on.

If you’re a developer who has some time this summer to help out, we invite and encourage you to add an idea to the Joomla GSOC Idea Page for 2012, as well as add to the discussions in the Joomla GSOC Google Group.