Congratulations to our 5 Accepted Contributors for GSoC 2023 and Next Steps

Congratulations to the 4 contributors selected to work with LibreHealth during Google Summer of Code 2023! We’re very excited about this excellent group of @gsoc2023contributors as part of our community and look forward to the work you’ll do together with your mentors and the greater LibreHealth community.

The 5 contributors selected are:

  1. @DoniaEsawi and @Mehul-Kumar-27 will be working on Project: Participatory design enhancements to NeoRoo app under @shbucher, @Hrishikesh-Bhagwat and @geepriya

  2. @chaitak-gorai will be working on Project: Migrate EHR to Laravel - User & Roles Module under @muarachmann and @tony

  3. @akashsri3 will be work on Project: Enhancements to the ECEB App Based on User Study under @shbucher and @geepriya

  4. @rohan.isaac27 will be working on Project: AI Model Service Auto Selection by Modality under @judywawira and @sunbiz

Each of these projects has a dedicated thread and you must use either those of the #gsoc on our chat for all project communications. Under rare circumstances, you may use a private medium such as Skype (ex: you are ill, family emergency, etc) but we will, however, provide a Jitsi meet room for your projects. No private communications. This is something we are strict about.

Please read this entire post carefully. After reading this post, there are several steps you must take immediately. Failure to perform any of these tasks before the end of the community bonding period on 2023-05-28T23:59:00Z will cause you not to begin as a contributor, and you will not receive your initial payment from Google. The video below will summarize things for you.

  1. This week: Introduce yourself on LibreHealth Forums in the appropriate pinned topic at the top of the #community:gsoc category. Tell us a little bit about yourself, your interests, your selected project, and why you find LibreHealth interesting. We will use LibreHealth Forums for all official communications about the program, so check it every day. Complete this task in the next week, by 2023-05-12T23:59:00Z

  2. In two weeks’ time: Get your blog ready. You must post a blog entry every week during GSoC. Start now so you get in the habit of writing at least one post every week. You don’t have to create a new blog for GSoC; it’s OK to use an existing one. See the relevant post at the top of the #community:gsoc category of LibreHealth Forums for details and to post your URL. Complete this task by 2023-05-19T23:59:00Z

  3. Contact your mentor immediately. Make a plan for communication with your mentor and stick with it. Remember, we’re an open-source project, so all your LibreHealth communication should be in public forums such as our community chat or right here in the appropriate categories. Make sure your mentor has identified one or more backup mentors if she or he is not available. Prepare a detailed project plan (week by week) with milestones with your mentor and post it in the appropriate category on LibreHealth Forums, with the #gsoc2023 tag. Complete all these tasks before the end of the community bonding period ends on 2023-05-28T23:59:00Z.

  4. Be prepared to submit a weekly status report. The status report is very short but very important since it helps us to ensure your project is on track and things are going well. If you miss filing 3 status reports, you’ll be removed from the program, so remember to add this to your weekly schedule! Consider the hard deadline to be 11:59 PM UTC every Friday.

Once again, congratulations! We are impressed by your accomplishments so far, and hope you are just as pleased to be part of our community of so many wonderful people!

Your GSoC administrators:

Robby O’Connor (@r0bby), Saptarshi Purkayastha (@sunbiz), Judy Gichoya (@judywawira) and Michael Downey (@downey)