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GSOC Mentors Bio 2013

Many of the mentors from previous years will be available again this year. We are also accepting new applications to be mentors. Contact the GSOC team at gsoc(AT)tiki.org if you are interested in mentoring for 2013.

Google pays $500 per student mentored which will be disbursed back to mentors through the Tiki Software Community Association after the end of the project upon receipt of the funds, unless mentors choose to donate the amount to the Association towards community needs.

Xavier de Pedro

Xavier de Pedro studied a Biology degree at University of Barcelona, where he also did a Ph.D. in Ecology. He has been teaching Biology and Environmental Sciences at various levels, from college to university or postgraduate courses at several universities in Catalonia. Besides his work on the Ecology field, he also performed research on new teaching methodologies using collaborative tools, such as Wikis and collaborative platforms like Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware, to enhance learning processes in blended or distance learning scenarios. He has contributed some papers and communications to conferences about these subjects. He is admin of http://edu.tiki.org, and a very active contributor to Tiki Documentation (http://doc.tiki.org), Editorial Board member, and participant at the CLWE Project from http://wiki-translation.

He lives in Barcelona, fluently speaks and writes Catalan, Spanish and English, and he is also involved in NGO's and non-profit cooperatives in there, where they use Tiki, such as:


His full Resume (CV):
https://webgrec.ub.edu/webs/05195_ANG.html

Jonny Bradley

Jonny is a freelance developer/programmer based in London, UK. He has been using Tiki since 2002 and has since become a regular contributor to the project. Mainly specialising in client-side coding, he pushed for the inclusion of jQuery, jQuery-UI and jQuery Mobile within Tiki, and recently has been working on integrating elFinder for Tiki 11. Over the years he has tried most of the programming languages at some point, with most experience recently being in PHP, JavaScript, Java and C#.

As a reference
GSOC Mentors Bio 2009

Louis-Philippe Huberdeau

LP is based in Montreal and has been contributing to Tiki since 2004. A significant portion of his consulting work has dedicated to Tiki since 2008. He specializes in PHP, but will dwell in other aspects when required.

Jean-Marc Libs (Jyhem)

Jean-Marc Libs discovered Free Software on the Internet in 1995 and has made it the centre of his career ever since.

He is fluent in French and English languages.

Jean-Marc lives in Strasbourg where he deploys Tiki sites and has also been working as part of the global Tiki developers team since 2006. Before that, he has had a long professional career as consultant and project manager in a French computer engineering services company, which allowed him to gain a solid overview of existing technologies.

He has also been involved in various events related to Free Software, such as the monthly "Install Parties" of the Linux Users and Open Source Software Group in Strasbourg and organizing the 12th Libre-Software Meeting (12èmes Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre - RMLL) in Strasbourg.

He recently founded alsawiki.com and makes a living working on open-source and Tiki-related projects.

Alain Désilets

Alain Désilets is a freelance software developer who specializes in helping small organizations explore new product ideas through iterative, agile software development. He has particular expertise in the areas of collaborative, wiki technologies, and computer assisted translation.

Before becoming a freelancer, Alain worked for 20 years at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), where he built systems that employed state of the art human language technologies (speech recognition, information retrieval, translation technologies) to help Canadian industry.

Marc Laporte

Marc Laporte is an expert on Wikis, Online collaboration, and Open Source software.

He has been project admin for Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware since 2003. Tiki is software made the wiki way where over 200 people have contributed to the source code, making it one of the largest open source Web applications in the World. Tiki is used in tens of thousands of web sites/projects/communities/companies. The vast collaborative documentation effort is over 1000 pages, which is a testament to the scope of the project. Also, Tiki was awarded a 2010 Bossie award (Best of Open Source Software).

Marc has implemented over 100 Wiki projects since 2001 and is active in the local Open Source scene in Québec. He was a CoConvener of the recent International Conference on Wikis in (aka RecentChangesCamp) in 2007, 2010 and 2011. He was Symposium Committee member for WikiSym 2009 (cache) and 2010. Co-founder of wiki-translation.com, Marc was also invited to speak at a forum for IT specialists supporting multilingualism in international organizations and multinational bodies (JIAMCATT-2008 in Tunis, JIAMCATT-2009 in Ottawa) on the multilingual capabilities of Tiki as well.

Marc has been long involved in various social & political organizations, implementing a full range of online collaboration tools.

He lives in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Tiki.org/MarcLaporte
MarcLaporte.com
Avantech.net

Gary Cunningham-Lee

Originally from Oregon in the United States, he attended the University of Oregon and the University of Hawaii. In Hawaii he worked in early childhood education (teaching and administration), and later started a woodworking business. After relocating to Japan, he joined an advertising and translation company as a writer and editor. His first experience with Tiki was to organize and run a web site for PowerPC software developers and a PPC system board and firmware maker. He mainly works on porting and making new themes for Tiki (see zukakakina.com), and leads the themes project at themes.tiki.org.

luci aka luciash d' being

luci is a freelance web designer and long time code contributor to the Tiki project. He became an active developer and member of the community since 2003. luci is the author and initiator of the Simple style, which was one of the first (if not the first) table-less based layout themes in Tiki and contributed several Tiki features, ideas and improvements. He is also author of the *lite CSS framework/method/solution used by all bundled Tiki themes since version 3 and can be considered an expert in all things CSS and Tiki themes deployment. He is one of the Tiki admins too. Nowadays luci specializes in freelancing "web design the Tiki way" and Tiki consultancy. For more information please see https://tiki.org/UserPageluci.

Rodrigo Primo

Rodrigo is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and works as a software developer since 2005 mostly with Tiki and Wordpress. Among his contributions to Tiki are the Mediawiki importer (created during GSOC2009), the Wordpress importer and improvements to the blog feature and to i18n.tiki.org.

Keywords

The following is a list of keywords that should serve as hubs for navigation within the Tiki development and should correspond to documentation keywords.

Each feature in Tiki has a wiki page which regroups all the bugs, requests for enhancements, etc. It is somewhat a form of wiki-based project management. You can also express your interest in a feature by adding it to your profile. You can also try out the Dynamic filter.

Accessibility (WAI & 508)
Accounting
Administration
Ajax
Articles & Submissions
Backlinks
Banner
Batch
BigBlueButton audio/video/chat/screensharing
Blog
Bookmark
Browser Compatibility
Calendar
Category
Chat
Comment
Communication Center
Consistency
Contacts Address book
Contact us
Content template
Contribution
Cookie
Copyright
Credits
Custom Home (and Group Home Page)
Database MySQL - MyISAM
Database MySQL - InnoDB
Date and Time
Debugger Console
Diagram
Directory (of hyperlinks)
Documentation link from Tiki to doc.tiki.org (Help System)
Docs
DogFood
Draw -superseded by Diagram
Dynamic Content
Preferences
Dynamic Variable
External Authentication
FAQ
Featured links
Feeds (RSS)
File Gallery
Forum
Friendship Network (Community)
Gantt
Group
Groupmail
Help
History
Hotword
HTML Page
i18n (Multilingual, l10n, Babelfish)
Image Gallery
Import-Export
Install
Integrator
Interoperability
Inter-User Messages
InterTiki
jQuery
Kaltura video management
Karma
Live Support
Logs (system & action)
Lost edit protection
Mail-in
Map
Menu
Meta Tag
Missing features
Visual Mapping
Mobile
Mods
Modules
MultiTiki
MyTiki
Newsletter
Notepad
OS independence (Non-Linux, Windows/IIS, Mac, BSD)
Organic Groups (Self-managed Teams)
Packages
Payment
PDF
Performance Speed / Load / Compression / Cache
Permission
Poll
Profiles
Quiz
Rating
Realname
Report
Revision Approval
Scheduler
Score
Search engine optimization (SEO)
Search
Security
Semantic links
Share
Shopping Cart
Shoutbox
Site Identity
Slideshow
Smarty Template
Social Networking
Spam protection (Anti-bot CATPCHA)
Spellcheck
Spreadsheet
Staging and Approval
Stats
Survey
Syntax Highlighter (Codemirror)
Tablesorter
Tags
Task
Tell a Friend
Terms and Conditions
Theme
TikiTests
Timesheet
Token Access
Toolbar (Quicktags)
Tours
Trackers
TRIM
User Administration
User Files
User Menu
Watch
Webmail and Groupmail
WebServices
Wiki History, page rename, etc
Wiki plugins extends basic syntax
Wiki syntax text area, parser, etc
Wiki structure (book and table of content)
Workspace and perspectives
WYSIWTSN
WYSIWYCA
WYSIWYG
XMLRPC
XMPP




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