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==Google Highly Open Participation Contest==
==Google Highly Open Participation Contest ==
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|−|Following on from the success of the Google Summer of Code program, Google is currently running a contest for pre-university students (high school and secondary school students) aimed at encouraging young people to participate in open source projects. Joomla! is proud to have been invited to join with nine other open source organisations for this pilot program which will run until early February 2008. If you are a high-school student it's not too late to join in the fun. |+|
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|−|We defined an [[GHOP Contest Tasks|extensive set of tasks]] suitable for the Contest and here are the finished products of the [[GHOP Contest Documentation Tasks|contest documentation tasks]] so far. |+|
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|−|See also: |+|
|−|* [http:/ /www.joomla.org/content/view/4238/74/ Contest announcement on www.joomla.org] |+|
|−|* [http: //code.google.com/p/google-highly-open-participation-joomla/ Contest pages on code.google.com] |+|
|−|* [ http: //forum.joomla.org/index.php/board,487.0.html Discussion forum] |+|
|−|* [http:/ /www.joomla.org/component/option,com_jd-wp/Itemid,105/cat,34/ Official blog posts about the Contest] |+|
Latest revision as of 14:09, 27 October 2009
 Google Highly Open Participation Contest 2010
Currently in planning. Watch this space for further details.
GHOP task ideas
 Google Highly Open Participation Contest 2007/2008
The Google Highly Open Participation Contest for pre-university students (high school and secondary school students) took place between November 2007 and February 2008 and was aimed at encouraging young people to participate in open source projects. Joomla! is proud to have been invited to join with nine other open source organisations for this pilot program. Tomasz Dobrzyński was unanimously selected as Joomla!'s 2008 Grand Prize Winner of the Google Highly Open Participation Contest. Tomasz completed seven tasks during the competition.
- Translate part of the Installation Manual to a non-English Language - output - forum thread
- Create a Blog Entry Date Calendar Icon Plugin for Joomla! v 1.5 - output - forum thread
- Create a Joomla! v 1.5 Plugin to update Twitter status with article title when published - output - forum thread
- Carry out GHOP unit test on the Joomla1 1.5 Test Package for the Front Page Manager - output - forum thread
- Carry out GHOP unit test on the Joomla1 1.5 Test Package: Template Manager - output - forum thread
- Carry out GHOP unit test on the Joomla1 1.5 Test Package: Menu Manager - output - forum thread
- Implement Avatar/Gravatars for Joomla! v 1.5 - output - forum thread
Selecting a winner was difficult because there were many deserving contestants. In review, it was obvious that GHOP was more than a contest for Tomasz. He demonstrated what contributing to a free software community should be like. He discovered that learning is fun, he expressed joy in sharing what he produced with others, he was proud to contribute his gifts, and he was honoured to be a part of the Joomla! community. As is true with many other contestants, Tomasz inspired those of us who worked with the program and reminded us why we also contribute.
We congratulate Tomasz Dobrzyński on this well deserved honor and we thank him, and each of the others, who contributed to the Joomla! community.
All completed contest tasks are available for review and download.