GSoC, phpBB API and hackathon in Canada!

The results from GSoC (Google Summer of Code) has been out for almost 2 weeks now but I haven’t had time to write about it yet. I was one of the six that get to work for phpBB and I’m really excited to do this! As I’ve mentioned earlier I tried to apply to phpBB with the API last year but didn’t have any luck back then but this year I was lucky to be selected.

What I’m gonna do this summer is to create a REST API for phpBB. It would allow developers to create various applications that can interact with phpBB in an easy way. Examples could be mobile applications, desktop applications and more. If you wanna check out my proposal, it’s publicly available here. I think it’s gonna be a lot of fun creating this and I hope it turns out awesome.

Furthermore, I’ve been invited to phpBBs hackathon in Montreal, Canada in July! The event is between July 10 – 14, but I’ve decided to stay a bit longer until July 19 to sightsee a bit and meet up with a friend of mine. It’s gonna be a lot of fun, I’ve only been on a smaller hackathon before that I hosted myself. It will be my first trip outside Europe, I think it’s gonna be awesome.

  • iggyvolz

    Are you going to finish the REST API? It looks like it was closed.

    • galaxyAbstractor

      Sorry for being inactive, I’ve been quite busy.

      Yes, I definitely will, just that I’ve been busy with other things. I was busy doing my final thesis for my degree, which is now done. Over the summer I was in the process of moving to a new apartment, but since I couldn’t find one right away I had to move all my stuff, including computer, to storage for a bit longer than a month. I’ve now found a place to live, and will doing some repainting of my room before I can setup my computer next week, then I will probably be able to start working on it for real.

      The reason the pull request was closed was that it became too big and we decided to split it into smaller parts that can be more easily merged, which I started to work on before I had to put my computer into storage.

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