The Sahana Software Foundation welcomes Arnav, Katherine, Somay and Akila who have started internships with the Sahana Software Foundation. Their internships will be run part-time through to the end of March.
Arnav Sharma is new to Sahana but has previously contributed to the Apertium open-source machine translation engine. He’s a student at IIIT Hyderabad. Graeme Foster will be mentoring him to continue working on the test framework – with an initial focus on the smoke tests.
Katherine Papadopoulos has been a developer with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF – Doctors without Borders) in New York for 3 years and is also engaged with the Developers for Good, Stand-by Task Force, Crisis Mappers, and RHoK (Random Hacks of Kindness) communities. I’m hoping that this internship will help promote more cross pollination amoung our communities. Fran Boon will be mentoring her on a variety of mapping tasks.
Somay Jain is also from IIIT Hyderabad and has been an intern and a Google Summer of Code (GSoC) student with Sahana previously and is back again to help us implement the Sahana Sunflower Community Management Tool using Sahana Eden. I’ll (Michael Howden) be mentoring him through this.
Akila Ravihansa Perera has also been a GSoC student with Sahana developing a dynamic portable app for Vesuvius platform and will continue working on Vesuvius platform during the Sahana internship program with Ramindu Deshapriya as his mentor. He’s from Colombo, Sri Lanka and has a Bachelor’s degree with honors in Computer Science from University of Colombo School of Computing.
We’re all looking forward to a fun, educational and productive internship!