The first two weeks of the Google Highly Open Participation contest have been amazing.
We had so many tasks worked on by highschool students that we've had to create a whole new batch of tasks, and it looks like we'll be needing to repeat this throughout the remaining six weeks of the contest to prevent it from prematurely finishing.
It's inspirational to see smart highschoolers get a webserver going, install SilverStripe, and perform technical work, be it XHTML, CSS, design, translation, PHP coding, or debugging, and packaging it to a quality you'd expect from a professional with significant work experience.
Best of all, only two weeks in, a large amount of the work done is already available for you to download and make your SilverStripe website even cooler!
Stunning new themes to download!
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New language translations
- Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Italian, Brazilian Portugese are now ready to be included in our next official SilverStripe release
- Finish, Swedish, and Dannish have now been completed and now only need a peer review
- The blog, ecommerce, forum and other modules have now been made translatable, and will be released early next year.
- Check translate.silverstripe.com to see languages needing translation; anyone can apply to help translate SilverStripe!
New widgets for your blog
- Instant messenger status
- Language changer
- Recent articles on digg
- Video widget
Screenshots and downloads at silverstripe.org/widgets
And a bunch of other great stuff, including:
- Presentations to teach people about SilverStripe (pictured).
- New SilverStripe-powered websites being built for non-profit organisations, like Philadelphia's Holocaust Awareness Museum.
- Setting up an archive of the activity at our SilverStripe online chat channel
- Review of our forum posts to produce a list of recommendations of improvements to SilverStripe.
- Testing, testing, testing! We're getting a great list of improvements to make to the installer and the overall package.
If you're a highschooler anywhere in the world who hasn't yet looked into the contest, there is still plenty of time to get involved and earn a T-Shirt, a bit of spare cash, and compete for the grand prize, a free trip to Google!
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