Project ideas for Google Summer of Code 2018

I’m part of the community for Open Data Kit, a set of open source tools for mobile data collection primarily used in the developing world (@downey hangs out there, too!). Our users are all over the world and one thing the community has been requesting is a map of users to make it easier to find local collaborators.

We’ve been talking about possible GSoC ideas for our organization and building a Discourse plugin for mapping users has come up. Would anyone here be interested in co-mentoring with someone from our end?

I see there’s some interest in this kind of functionality from the Visual map of users feature thread and the discussion around @angusLocations Plugin.