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Media GSoC Proposal Take 2

MEDIA – Image Handling!

Proposal

 

Direct from the Ideas Page:

“We’ll be looking to add things like slideshows, better gallery functions, creating more user settings for media files and templates”

Initially this will need consultation with the community to see what is needed, in terms of user settings.

Core to this however will be working on the ideas from http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic.php?id=74

I envisage most of this project will be taking existing plugins and folding them into core wordpress, as dictated by the Users and Hackers of WordPress.

Recently been interacting with tumblr and I was fascinated by the experiment mat http://twitter.com/mat/ did, posting his tumblr post address, and the ability to upload images this way, so something similar allowing users to post images in comments to blog posts, could be interesting.

 

Schedule of Deliverables

GSoC is roughly a 13 week period

Week 1 – 2

Research and Information Sourcing, setting up development blogs.

Week 3 – 4

Work on Thumbnailing and the auto generation, within the browser uploader and the flash uploader, I have experience with flash and AS2/3

Week 5 – 7

Image tagging/working with taxonomy, this from http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic.php?id=74 to allow tag based galleries, as well as time based galleries.

Week 7 – 10

This block will form the bulk of the project

Gallery Functional, initially:

  • Simple gallery,

  • Date/Time Based Gallery, (images posted from a particular month),

  • Tag based gallery,

This leads to different gallery styles, including work with existing plugins, and their authors, to incorporate their work.

This will need to include making sure the new elements are easily includeable within other themes, easily and efficently.

Week 11 – 12

Currently spare time for code overflow.

Week 13

Documentation and Code Checking/Testing

 

Open Source Development Experience

 

I contribute (ir)regularly to phpBB, forum software, both as a “modder”, creating and supporting modifications/extra features and assisting users on the forum with posted problems about there own forum, been very busy at Uni this year, hence irregularly.

Last year for GSoC I was working with PHP, on the now aborted one bug tracker to rule them all.

I have/am in the process of building my own Open Source Content Management System written in PHP, CarlyonCMS.

 

Work/Internship Experience

 

Only freelance web development work, on stand alone sites and the Facebook Platform, for Applications.

And of course GSoC last year.

I also volunteer at LSRfm.com Leeds Student Radio, I am currently Head of Web Development

 

Academic Experience

 

I am currently in my Second Year, studying New Media at the University of Leeds, UK.

 

Why WordPress?

 

Basically its difficult to find projects to match my skills set since GSoC tends to have projects that require code to run continuously not single run code like a website.

I nearly applied for WordPress last year, however I came in a little late and applied during the extended application period.

 

Myself

GSoC is an interesting platform, however it can be difficult to find a project, that fits my skill set, I’m not a programming in the sense that one builds a programme to run continuously, but more of a coder who builds websites.

I was the recent winner of the Gary Frisch Bursary for Software in radio, for my Open Source Content Management System, which currently runs the LSRfm.com (Leeds Student Radio) website, (http://LSRfm.com/). This CMS (Carlyon CMS) I will use to form the basis of the web based Client.

I used to be able to program perl, but of late have not had the chane to practice it so my perl is rusty, I am currently learning Ruby on Rails and Coldfusion as well.

My aim in life is to continue working in the MultiPlatform Radio Environment in the UK, which is pretty much what I do at the moment as a Volunteer at LSRfm.com where I am Head of Web Development.

Last year I was involved with the Now Aborted, One Bug Tracker to Rule them all Project over at PHP.

Work Examples:

http://BarryCarlyon.co.uk/projects/

GSoC WordPress Application!

MEDIA!


 

These days media has become an important part of the web, mainly in terms of cross media and platform.

 

From twitter to facebook, and images to film, wordpress needs to support everything and anything in a simple to use and understand way.

 

This needs to include Video, RSS+XML, Images and the related effective ways to show them to a visiting user.

 

 

 

 

Personal Details

 

Name: Barry Carlyon


Project Elements

 

 

Out of the box support for,

Image Upload,

Image Thumbnail Generation, possibly using phpThumb, caching of thumbnail,

 

 

Lightbox Gallery,

CopperMine Gallery,

Facebook Style Gallery,

I see the creation of a page, and you pick what style of gallery you want, image selection by tag, category, month it appeared in a post.

 

 

Post to twitter,

Post to Facebook (news feed),

Easy method to display Blog on Myspace, or MyspaceBlog Integration

Including http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic.php?id=74

 

Some of this may involve combining several plugins into core.

 

 

 

 

Schedule of Deliverables

 

 

GSoC is roughly a 13 week period

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

 

Twitter/Facebook integration

 

Week 9

 

Myspace Blog Integration/Feeding

This will require some research, I’m not sure what MySpace offers to developers off the top of my head.

There are some shortcuts such as using a piece of flash to read the blogs XML/RSS feed and generate from that.

 

Week 10

Week 11

Week 12

Week 13

 

 

 

 

Open Source Development Experience

 

 

I contribute (ir)regularly to phpBB, forum software, both as a “modder”, creating and supporting modifications/extra features and assisting users on the forum with posted problems about there own forum, been very busy at Uni this year, hence irregularly.

 

Last year for GSoC I was working with PHP, on the now aborted one bug tracker to rule them all.

 

I have/am in the process of building my own Open Source Content Management System written in PHP, CarlyonCMS.

 

 

 

 

Work/Internship Experience

 

 

Only freelance web development work, on stand alone sites and the Facebook Platform, for Applications.

 

And of course GSoC last year.

 

I also volunteer at LSRfm.com Leeds Student Radio, I am currently Head of Web Development

 

 

 

 

Academic Experience

 

 

I am currently in my Second Year, studying New Media at the University of Leeds, UK.

 

 

 

 

Why WordPress?

 

 

Basically its difficult to find projects to match my skills set since GSoC tends to have projects that require code to run continuously not single run code like a website.

 

I nearly applied for WordPress last year, however I came in a little late and applied during the extended application period.

 

 

 

 

Myself

 

GSoC is an interesting platform, however it can be difficult to find a project, that fits my skill set, I’m not a programming in the sense that one builds a programme to run continuously, but more of a coder who builds websites.

 

I was the recent winner of the Gary Frisch Bursary for Software in radio, for my Open Source Content Management System, which currently runs the LSRfm.com (Leeds Student Radio) website, (http://LSRfm.com/). This CMS (Carlyon CMS) I will use to form the basis of the web based Client.

 

I used to be able to program perl, but of late have not had the chance to practice it so my perl is rusty, I am currently learning Ruby on Rails and Coldfusion as well.

 

My aim in life is to continue working in the Multi Platform Radio Environment in the UK, which is pretty much what I do at the moment as a Volunteer at LSRfm.com where I am Head of Web Development.

 

Last year I was involved with the Now Aborted, One Bug Tracker to Rule them all Project over at PHP.

Google Summer of Code 2009

So there I was browsing the Google Summer of Code projets and ideas list.

Decided to checkout wordpress like last year.

Saw the media block of ideas: http://codex.wordpress.org/GSoC2009/

Then wandered off (was browsing last monday), it appears one needs a wordpress blog in order to apply for wordpress.

So this is my blog, I’ve had it for a while, just not uploaded it to the live server, GSoC is giving me the kick I need to get it online.

So this post is being created offline, well locally on Katie my Server, soon to be uploaded, here we go…..

My First Post

So this is my first even blog post, hopefully I should be able to post regularly. On all things Radio, Student Radio, New Media, Social Media, and everything in between, on stuff from LSRfm.com to running Events (technical capacity) and my Life at the University of Leeds!

So welcome and visit again soon, or indeed subscribe.