Meet Our GCoC 2022 Participants

We are pleased to announce our GSoC 2022 participants! They will be working over the summer to add many needed features to our Talawa code base.

There were many good candidates and we had to make difficult choices. We encourage those who didn’t make it this time to try again in 2023. We are already starting to plan our projects!

Siddhesh Bhupendra Kukade

Siddhesh Bhupendra Kukade is a 2nd Year IT Student from PVGCOET Pune, India. He has also completed a Diploma degree in IT from Government Polytechnic, Nashik He currently works mainly with Javascript along with its libraries like ReactJS, NodeJS and Flutter Framework.

Apart from work, he likes to watch cartoons, comedy shows, etc. He is a very dedicated person and likes to solve problems in any way possible. He feels very grateful for being a part of the Palisadoes Foundation through the Google Summer of Code 2022 program.

Anwer Sayeed

I am Anwer Sayeed, a final year undergraduate student pursuing Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering at the National Institute of Technology Durgapur, West Bengal, India.

I am skilled in automation, algorithms, full-stack development and Machine Learning. I am running a coding community in my college as I like community work a lot.

I am really passionate about open-source and want to contribute my part to it. I believe in community work that’s why I want to play my role in these contributions.

This summer, I am working as a GSoC Mentee for the Palisadoes Foundation to automate the documentation for the talawa repositories.

Aside from academics and development, I enjoy travelling and interacting with people from diverse cultures and customs. I feel good, When I assist someone in need or address a problem that can impacts a larger section of society. I have a vision of making this world better and equal to all through technology and innovation.

Asmit Kumar Sirohi

Namaste, I am Asmit Kumar Sirohi. A pre-final year undergraduate at Quantum University, Roorkee, India, pursuing Computer Science and Engineering as my major. I am a Web Developer who enjoys developing apps that matter. I’m a core member of the technical club at my institute and maintain the club’s website as well as the institute’s resource management system.

I have been very passionate about open-source since my freshman year and contributed to many open source projects. This interest in open-source brought me to the GSoC. I explored many great open-source organizations and their projects and then I found The Palisadoes Foundation there. The Palisadoes Foundation is one of the most helpful and active organizations I encountered. The procedure of design docs and PR reviews gives insights into professional work. After talking to mentors, I was happy to choose The Palisadoes Foundation for my GSoC journey.

Priyanshu Gupta

Hey Everyone! I am a 3rd year student at the International Institute of Information Technology,

Bhubaneswar pursuing bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering branch. I am open to learning and doing work on new technologies with a keen interest in software development. I like to lead teams as I am a member of different tech societies of my college. I am continuously trying to improve and broaden my skills. I am proficient in C/C++, Javascript, React.js and Flutter/Dart. I also have good knowledge of Arch Linux and Visual Studio Code.

I am an open-source enthusiast and try to contribute to open-source whenever possible. I am selected in GSoC’22 for The Palisadoes Foundation which is a big achievement for me, as it would allow me to contribute to a big and ambitious project. My work involves adding Event and Venue Management systems along with notifications and deep linking the mobile application.

When I’m not writing code, I like to listen to songs, watch shows and play games (both video and outdoor).

Noman Khan

Hello,I am Md Noman Khan from India, I am in my Junior year and pursuing computer science engineering. I am an open source enthusiast and love to solve real life problems with my skills.I am a tech lover and flexible over various tech stacks , I like taking new initiatives and working in a team. My aim is to implement my knowledge in engineering and gain experience.

Our 2022 GSoD Participants

The Google Season of Docs (GSoD) program provides support for open source projects to improve their documentation and gives professional technical writers an opportunity to gain experience in open source.

The Palisadoes Foundation is a participant in this program that raises the world’s awareness of open source, of docs, and of technical writing.

This year we are proud to announce our two GSoD contributors, Eva Sharma and Vedant Jain! They will be working with us to improve the quality of our Talawa documentation to make it universally accessible to all and easy to update for our various contributors.

Take a look at their bios to learn more.

Eva Sharma

My name is Eva Sharma, and I am a full-stack web developer currently living in India. I am a sophomore pursuing a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering at NIT HAMIRPUR.
I love problem-solving, and thus I have a keen interest in Data Structures and Algorithms.
I have been a part of the Desis Ascend Educare 2021 mentorship, among the top 35 girls in India. I am passionate about learning new things, and I strive to be a better version of myself every day.
I am glad to contribute to the Talawa Project as a technical writer through the Google Season of Docs 2022.

Vedant Jain

I am Vedant Jain, an undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Branch. I am another technology and software fan. I am a full-stack developer and a huge open source enthusiast, and love to participate in hackathons. I have participated in and mentored students in open source programs. I love problem-solving on Leetcode and Codechef. I have an adequate understanding of various development concepts including git, Github, React, Node, Javascript, Ruby on Rails, and C++. I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with The Palisadoes Organisation as a Technical Writer in Google Season of Docs’22. Apart from this, I love playing Basket Ball and sometimes online games.

Meet Mentor Michael Lue

I am a Software Engineer working in the land of Wood and Water, where the sun doesn’t stop shining and reggae never stops playing.

How did it happen?

I started studying Electronics Engineering at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. While doing my thesis on Wireless Charging, from the initial stages of design to the implementation and testing phase, I begun to realize how much I disliked working with hardware, thus beginning my transition to software.

What do I like about software development?

Learning never stops, whether it be on the go, while I am sleeping or even when I am taking a shower, the numerous approaches there are to consider and to take in order to solve a problem as well as designing and implementing solutions to the issue is quite intriguing and astounding.

What are things I like and dislike?

There is only one thing i dislike with a passion and that is mosquitoes, they’re quite annoying. The things I like, however, are coding and fried chicken.

Palisadoes Accepted into Google Season of Docs

Santa Clara, CA – April 14, 2022 The Palisadoes Foundation has been accepted into the 2022 Google Season of Docs (GSoD) program.

GSoD is an annual program organized by Google. Its goal is to bring technical writers and open source organizations together to foster collaboration and improvement of documentation in the Open Source space.

This initiative is extremely important because the documentation of an Open Source project provides an avenue for users to not only understand the project but also make contributions to it.

During the program, accepted technical writers spend between 3-5 months either building a new doc set, improving the structure of the existing docs, developing a much-needed tutorial, or improving the contribution processes and guides of an Open Source organization. It gives professional technical writers an opportunity to gain experience in open source.

  • Providing funds to open source organizations to use for documentation projects
  • Providing guides and support for open source organizations to help them understand their documentation needs
  • Collecting data from open source organizations to better understand documentation impact
  • Publishing case studies from open source organizations to share best practices

Season of Docs seeks to empower open source organizations to understand their documentation needs, to create documentation to fill those needs, to measure the effect and impact of their documentation, and, in the spirit of open source, share what they’ve learned to help guide other projects. Season of Docs seeks to bring more technical writers into open source through funding their work with open source projects and organizations.

This is excellent news for Palisadoes. It validates our mission of creating viable open source projects to aid community organizations like ourselves service their communities better. Our Talawa projects will benefit immensely and we are excited to get our software projects recognized in this new and meaningful way.

Peter Harrison, President, The Palisadoes Foundation

The Palisadoes Foundation will start evaluating GSoD candidates immediately and hopes to hire two persons in 2022.

About Palisadoes

Since 2016, The Palisadoes Foundation has been assisting STEM students to become globally competitive in software engineering.

The Foundation promotes software engineering education internships for university students in under-served communities. Over 40 students have participated in its summer programs mentored by IT professionals.

The demographic focus is on Black, Brown, Latinx and indigenous groups. The geographic focus is on the North American and the Caribbean regions.

Palisadoes has participated in the annual Google Summer of Code, the GitHub Externship, and the DigitalOcean Hacktoberfest programs.