Gsoc 2021

As many of you may know, Pidgin was accepted into the Google Summer of Code for 2021. We’ve been accepted to the Summer of Code several times before, and were in fact one of the projects accepted in the very first Summer of Code.

You can find our project listing on the Summer of Code site here. Scroll down to the bottom for the projects.

This year we were given two student slots for projects. We accepted the project proposals from James Culver and Prateek Pardeshi. Both students will be working on some major improvements to our currently in-development version 3.0.0. James will be working on a number of key improvements surrounding our message history functionality, and Prateek will be working on a replacement for our aging account management interface.

Our lead developer, Gary Kramlich, will be mentoring these two students, however there will be assistance from other members of the project as much as possible. It’s our hope that both students will excel in their projects and bring some much-needed modernization and improvement to our code base and improve our user experience significantly.

Join us over on PidginChat in the chat room if you’d like to follow the development activities this summer!

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