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Introducing Vandit Singh as the GSoC 2023 Contributor Working on Building with Alternative Tools

Vandit Singh
Vandit Singh
May 17, 2023

Jenkins GSoC

Dear Jenkins Community,

I am thrilled to have this opportunity to introduce myself as the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2023 contributor who will be working on the exciting project of "Building with alternative tools". I am genuinely excited to join this vibrant community and contribute to the development of Jenkins, a widely adopted and powerful automation server.

Project Description/Motivation:

The project I will be working on aims to generate the existing website using alternative tools like Antora and Gatsby. The primary goal of this project is to make the Jenkins user documentation Product Version Bound. Both tools are used for site generation however we will be using Antora for most parts of the site as its best fits our current needs.


Let me take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Vandit Singh, and I am an aspiring software developer from India with a passion for automation and continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) practices. I have a strong interest in Java, DevOps and Web, and I am eager to leverage my skills to have a fruitful summer under Google Summer of Code.

Throughout my academic journey, I have realized the tremendous potential of automation in streamlining software development processes. My exposure to Jenkins, both as a user and an admirer of its capabilities, has inspired me to become an active contributor to its growth and evolution.

Plans for the Near Future:

As I embark on this GSoC journey, I have laid out some plans for the initial phase of the project before the mid-term evaluations. Firstly, I will focus on developing a prototype of with Antora with Versioned User Documentation. After that developer documentation will be non-versioned and at last blogs will be generated with Gatsby. For more details, you can refer to the project page.

In parallel, I will collaborate with the Jenkins community to gather feedback and suggestions on the existing structure. By understanding the needs and pain points of the community, I aim to enhance the user experience and ensure that the alternative tools project aligns seamlessly with the existing content and architecture and enhances UI/UX in some way.

Technical Details:

From a technical perspective, my work will involve tools that are used to generate static sites. This may include solutions like Antora and Gatsby, with a focus on maintaining the current theme and layout.

Throughout the GSoC period, I am eager to collaborate with the Jenkins community, engage in discussions, and learn from the experienced members who have been instrumental in shaping Jenkins into the remarkable tool it is today. I genuinely believe that this project will be a collective effort, and I am excited to collaborate and contribute in a meaningful way.

In Closing:

As I embark on this incredible journey as a GSoC 2023 contributor, I would like to express my gratitude to the Jenkins community for giving me this opportunity. I am honoured to be part of a community that fosters innovation and promotes open-source collaboration.

I am filled with a sense of enthusiasm and anticipation as I dive into the project and get to know the community better. Together, we can unlock new possibilities and ensure that Jenkins remains at the forefront of continuous integration and delivery.

Please stay tuned for updates and feel free to reach out to me via the Jenkins community channels. Your guidance, feedback, and support are invaluable as I work towards building a more vibrant and resourceful

Thank you all for your warm welcome, and here’s to an exciting and fruitful GSoC.

About the author

Vandit Singh

Vandit Singh

Vandit is a computer science engineering undergraduate student from India. In July 2022, he began his Opensource journey with Jenkins. He is interested in a variety of technologies, including DevOps, Web Development and building things. He mostly communicates with computers using Java, C, and C++ and Golang. He was selected as a Google Summer of Code 2023 (GSoC'23) student to work on the project Building using Alternative Tools.