WordPress is getting better with every new release. This time, there are 8 awesome folks working to make it even better. The 8 finalists who’ve been shortlisted to work on wordpress’s core feature in the 2009’s Google Summer of Code event.
The selected 8 students are :
- Justin Shreve – will work on extended WordPress Search Engine.
- Rudolf Cheuk Sang Lai – will work on adding Photo Grouping by Album Functionality.
- Daryl Koopersmith – will work on WYSIWYG theme editor/generator.
- Michael Benedict Arul – will be work on a similar project but will use jQuery.
- Daniel Larkin – will work on Modified Preorder Tree Traversal (MPTT).
- Diego Caro – will also work on an MPTT project.
- César Rodas – will work on social and text processing algorithms for BuddyPress and MU as related to recommendation engines.
- Anthony Cole – will work on Event management with WordPress.
Read more about these guys at the wordpress blog.
Congratulations to all. WordPress has been my favorite Blogging software / CMS since I started blogging, and I’ve never felt the need to change. It’s just perfect !