Google Summer of Code: Mentoring Future Developers
Acro Media is proud to be a part of Google Summer of Code 2020 for the first time in it’s 15 year history.
What is Google Summer of Code (GSoC)?
“Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on introducing students to open source software development. Students work on a 3 month programming project with an open source organization during their break from university.” - About | Google Summer of Code
Why is Acro Media involved in GSoC?
Introducing students to open source software development and helping drive open source coding forward are key mandates of GSoC, which is something Acro Media can definitely get behind.
Improved coding and talented new developers are only going to make the Open Source Community stronger.
Student developers like Vishal Chaudary gain valuable mentorship and insight through a 3-month internship.
Vishal was chosen to take part in GSoC as a student developer working on the Drupal Commerce Fraud Project. The project aims to port the Commerce fraud module to Drupal 8/9 with candidate level release. This includes updating the current module with adding new features compatible with latest versions of Drupal.
Vishal has been sharing his intern experience through a series of blog posts highlighting the things he has learned along the way.
Here is a quick look at some of his highlights:
- Week 1:
- Debugging and fixing for porting of Drupal 8 version
- Week 2:
- Added test for the feature to show cities previously having fraudulent orders
- Week 3:
- Added improvement in Features of the module
- Week 4:
- Addition of Reset fraud score functionality
- Week 5:
- Converting Rules entity form content type to config
- Week 6:
- Improving documentation for the module version 7.x and 8.x
Read more about Vishal’s GSoC journey here