LimeSurvey GSoC 2010

From LimeSurvey Manual

Google Summer of Code 2010

The LimeSurvey project has been accepted for the Google Summer of Code 2010!

Our Projects for 2010

General Information

Google has been continuously supporting Open Source Projects and students coming together since 2005 through its Google Summer of Code Programs. GSoC 2010 has been announced and is On!

LimeSurvey was accepted as a mentoring organisation for the first time in 2009, and is hopeful and excited about he opportunity to participate again in 2010. We plan to give students an excellent environment and platform to learn and most importantly to have fun (:lol:)!

The LimeSurvey community, at the same time, will benefit by students' participation and fresh eyes and ideas.

Find out more about our program in 2010 at LimeSurvey GSoC 2010

Google Summer of Code Program Information

Google Summer of Code is a great program both for Open Source organizations like LimeSurvey as well as students because it gives a platform where several tasks on Open Source Projects are done by students and students in return get a stipend from Google.

There's a lot more information available in Google's Summer of Code FAQ and Knowledge Base. You can also join #gsoc on to get feedback or ask questions about Google Summer of Code in real time.

The timelineline can be found here.

LimeSurvey Specific Information

Welcome to the LimeSurvey Community (:biggrin:). LimeSurvey is an open source survey engine that allows people to create and deploy surveys (from marketing to academic to engineering applications). LimeSurvey is written in PHP and used by many high profile organizations including Ubuntu Server Team, GNOME Foundation and Office of the Austrian Vorarlberg State Government

LimeSurvey is loved and used by many universities, students, medical institutes, non-profit organizations, marketing companies and more around the world. In the 2004 U.S. presidential election, the Verified Voting Foundation used PHPSurveyor (as LimeSurvey was then known) to gather data about voting irregularities. Sourceforge provides LimeSurvey as a free application for open source projects. LimeSurvey keeps turning up in new places.

It's loved because it is free, flexible and constantly improving. It's constantly improving because it has a dedicated and committed team of developers who love the challenge and satisfaction of using and building such a tool.

LimeSurvey is widely used. It has been directly downloaded from Sourceforge over 130,000 times in the last 12 months alone, and is also distributed as a package in the Ubuntu Linux Distribution, and included as a pre-installed application in many standard Web Hosting packages (such as Fantastico).

LimeSurvey is recognized as a leader in its field. On November 29, 2007 LimeSurvey won the 1st prize award at the Les Trophées du Libre contest in the category Corporate Management. In 2008 LimeSurvey was nominated in the category Best Project for the Enterprise in the Community Choice Awards 2008. LimeSurvey was successful in being selected as a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code in 2009.

LimeSurvey is the biggest, most active and most exciting open source on-line survey project, and we're building on our success by creating a whole new version of the tool.

LimeSurvey Version 2 is a whole new - built from the ground-up - version that will revolutionize on-line survey design and use.

More importantly, it's a perfect opportunity for a GSoC student like yourself to get involved early in a project that has a strong history and an even stronger future. Our community is welcoming and fun. One of our students from 2009 has now become the project lead for LimeSurvey 2. It's a classic case of the student becoming a master!

GSoC Student Aspirants

Please visit our ideas page and see if any idea interests you. If you have an idea of your own, then develop it. If any idea excites you, and you want to implement that feature during the summer of 2010, see how you can get started on it. Come and join us on the IRC channel on freenode (#limesurvey) and talk about what you want to do.

LimeSurvey Mentors

The following mentors are willing to Mentor students during Google Summer of Code 2010 program.

Others who are willing to mentor can write their name and details below along with the Idea they are willing to mentor. Potential Mentors, please do not forget to put your ideas on the ideas page and contact program administrator

Mentor Name
Jason Cleeland
Database Storage Engine
Carsten Schmitz
File upload question type in LimeSurvey 1
Marcel Minke
[ Mazi
Template editor?
Mac Duy Hai
[[UserPage macduy
Database Storage Engine, Mini-projects
Thibault Le Meur
Condition Engine

More Information

Getting Started

How to Get Started With LimeSurvey:

- setting up the development environment, coding standards, and all the other important stuff that you need to know before the real fun begins!

Project Ideas Page

The LimeSurvey Community Ideas Page:

- ideas that the community have come up with and would love to help you create

Student Applications

  • [GSoC_Student_Application_Template|GSoC Student Application Template]
  • Advice and General Information:

- Showing Your Awesomeness for GSoC

Frequently Asked Questions