What is Google Summer of Code (GSoC)?

Google Summer of Code is a global program hosted by Google with the goal of introducing students around the world to open source software development. Over a three month period during the summer, students work on a programming project with an open source organization. Paired with a mentor from the organization, the students gain exposure to real-world software development

Accord Project is participating in GSoC for the first time this year, and are excited to introduce our 2020 students!

Aman Sharma

Aman is a Materials Engineering student pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. This is his second time participating in GSoC.

Project: Cicero Word Add-In

Mentors: Jolene Langlinais, Diana Lease, and Michael Grover

The aim of the project is to develop a Microsoft Word Add-in for Accord Project templates. This will provide integration with one of the most used platforms by lawyers. Allowing non-technical users to interact with Accord Project templates in an environment without code will greatly expand the accessibility to the technology. This includes:

  • Support for definitions and interpretations statements
  • Notification for completed reviewing by either of the parties
  • Extraction of deadlines or important dates
  • Document variable assignment

Patrik Keller

Patrik is a doctoral student in Computer Science at the University of Innsbruck. This is his first time participating in GSoC.

Project: WebAssembly support for Accord Project Templates

Mentor: Jerome Simeon

The aim of the project is to implement a new WebAssembly (WASM) compiler backend for Accord Project’s smart contract language (Ergo). This will allow Accord Project users to deploy their contracts to any WASM platform or allow any WASM user to call Accord Project templates.