mercoledì 28 aprile 2010

Welcome to my GSoC student [+ a personal bonus]

Hello KDE followers and developers.
As some of you may already know this year I play the role of mentor for my baby, Plasma Media Center project. A lot of work is going on behind the scenes thanks to the big efforts Dr. Christophe Olinger is putting in this huge project. I'll probably talk about his work later on a dedicated post.

Say hello to Onur-Hayri Bakici, the one who will take care of improving and deploying a good API and some plugins for the Media Center. Here comes his personal introduction to himself:

"My name is Onur-Hayri Bakici. I am studying computer science since
2005 at the Technische Universität Berlin. My major subjects are
Human-Computer Interaction and communication systems.
In "Google Summer of Code" for KDE I am working for the Media Browser
backend in the Plasma Media Center. The backend is an interface for
internet media providers such as youtube, picasa, etc.
Therefore, plugins can be written that communicate with the media
providers and pass information to the Plasma Media Center.
The plugins are going to be written in JavaScript, so it will become
easy to install/update them with Get Hot New Stuff."

I'm really happy he got accepted as he already contributed with some code for this field of the media center. His work will help the browsing applet of the media center to have more browsing opportunities from multimedia web services. He'll help stabilizing the API also trying to make this project rock.
You probably don't know much about Plasma Media Center, and this is kind of a good thing for the actual HWIP status of the project, but, if you want to know more, just have a look at the techbase page :-).

[Personal Bonus]
As a side note tomorrow I'll take my bachelor's degree in Computer Science Engineering so, if you are near Bari (southern Italy) you can come and see me and I'll be glad to offer you lots of beer =). 

2 commenti:

  1. (Strange, I cannot post comments in rekonq?)

    Anyway, here is a rather late reply to this:

    With thehayro's addition to our small PMC team, we will make a B E A utiful media center for our KDE family and everybody else.
    Watch out for news in the next copule of days.