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A website that showcases projects! If you want to use it and it's not exactly fitting your purpose, please do make upstream changes. We expect this project to be of use to others and we're happy to make it more generic so it's easier to adapt to other organizations. This was built by coala community, to view live projects visit

(It'd be nice to have an organization YML or so e.g.)


This is designed for GSoC but can be used for other initiatives at the same time. We use it for research theses, GSoC, GCI and maybe others in the future.


  • It's way more appealing to students.
  • You can search and filter projects.
  • Project ideas as structured data are more concise and you're sure to have all points covered - at the same time we can show students an overview and showing the full information only when needed.
  • A proper review process can be used for triaging and iterating on project ideas.
  • Stop wasting time maintaining a mentors list. This can be generated from the projects.


To clone the repository and run this website on your local machine, install Jekyll for your OS and type the following commands:

$ sudo gem install jekyll bundler
$ git clone
$ cd projects
$ bundle install
$ bundle exec jekyll serve

Then you can simply go to either of the following addresses in your browser to access the site:

Defining Projects

Mentors and admins can define projects in markdown using the following structure and save it in the _projects folder with a relevant filename:

name: "Write Project Name Here"
desc: "Write a one line Description of Project here."
 - "The applicant has to fulfill this to get started."
difficulty: "low|medium|high"
 - ""
 - sils
 - sims1253
 - GSoC
 - Plugins
 - CI
 - "Add umbrella and sub-orgs here"

This space is for the main description. Use it wisely. 

#### Milestones


* Conceptual work should be finished.
* The student have a repository, know how to work with the community.
* The applicant should know the community.

##### GSOC 2017 MIDTERM

* Everything listed here has to be reviewed and merged by midterm.
* No exceptions to that. Changing the goals is possible together with mentors.
* Yes, that includes tests and documentation.

##### GSOC 2017 FINAL

* Everything has to be reviewed and merged.
* Including tests and docs, again.

Defining FAQs

Users can also add FAQs by simply creating a markdown file in _faq folder.

Format for faq markdown file is as follows:

Question: <Write the question here>


Multi Language Support

coala Projects supports multiple 'human languages'. To add a translation of a project in a language, the following steps can be followed:

  • Create a folder with language code in data/locale folder.
  • Create faq.json, projects.json, faq and projects folder if they do not exist already.
  • Add translated content of a project inside projects folder. The names of the file should be same.
  • Similiarly translated content of a faq goes inside data/locale/ < language-id > /faq folder.
  • For the faq.json and projects.json metadata, refer to Bahasa and Hindi Translations available in data/locale directory.
  • Lastly, in resources/js/app.js file, Add the new language json in Language service.