JBoss Community Outreach Program for Women 2013

JBoss Community is pleased to participate in the Outreach Program for Women 2013.


JBoss community has a number of open source projects that you can participate in:

  • Application Server
  • Infinispan (Data Grids)
  • Hibernate (the most famous ORM, Hibernate OGM the NoSQL integration, Hibernate Search the integration with Apache Lucene)
  • PicketLink (Security)
  • TorqueBox (Ruby)
  • Drools (Rules)
  • jBPM
  • Aerogear (Mobile/HTML5)
  • Arquillian  (Enterprise Testing)
  • Errai (GWT)
  • And Many More ...



Developer Contacts

Anil Saldhana ( Email:  asaldhan AT  redhat DOT com   IRC: asaldhan)

Mircea Markus ( Email:  mmarkus  AT  redhat  DOT com  IRC: mmarkus)

Jonathan Fuerth ( Email: jfuerth AT redhar DOT com  IRC: jfuerth)

Sanne Grinovero ( Email: sanne @ redhat DOT com IRC: sannegrinovero Mentor for: Hibernate (all), Lucene, Infinispan )

Aslak Knutsen (Email: aslak @ redhat DOT com IRC: aslak Mentor for: Arquillian)



#opw-jboss   (Freenode)

#errai   (Freenode)

Mailing List

Coming Soon




See Developer Contacts above



Project Ideas


  • PicketLink : 
    • Develop demo Java Web Applications using Java EE6 (CDI/JPA) to showcase PicketLink v3 security capabilities. You should be comfortable with Java and databases. You will use JBoss AS 7 as your runtime container. (Mailing List:  security-dev AT lists.jboss.org  Subscribe at http://lists.jboss.org)
  • Errai:
    • Enhance the Errai Forge Plugin (many ideas at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EMX-9g4cTVVMWXkFuuI1BisjlNrufpcNI_i9zIr8YCc/edit)
    • Try to make Errai Marshalling work as an annotation processor rather than by scanning the TypeOracle (this should improve development-time performance and simplify deployment)
    • Create an Errai Maven Plugin that helps simplify Errai project POMs
    • Create an Errai Eclipse plugin that helps with Errai-specific development tasks:
      • Navigational aids (eg. F3 on @Templated to goto template in Errai UI)
      • Additional warnings and errors (with quick fixes)
        • @AutoBound type must be annotated with @Bound
        • @Templated type must extend Composite
      • Suppress unused warnings on certain things with Errai annotations
      • Extra entries in the New menu (for example, New Templated Widget)
    • Make Errai work properly under JRebel's GWT plugin (marshalling and IoC are the biggies)
    • Try to implement a JPDA connector for SourceMaps (so you can attach a Java debugger to Chrome in SuperDevMode.) More info about the protocol at http://docs.oracle.com/javase/6/docs/technotes/guides/jpda/index.html
  • Hibernate Search / Infinispan Query
    • Both projects share a common query engine built on top of the Apache Lucene indexing and fulltext library, so any new feature contributed to hibernate-search-engine is then available to Infinispan and Hibernate users alike.
    • Today the only supported indexing backend is embedded Lucene (in the same JVM): introduce capability to delegate to remote engines:
      • Elastic Search
      • Apache Solr
    • Distribute queries to multiple nodes
    • Migrate to Apache Lucene 4.0+ (from current 3.6)
      • get it working attempting to keep some backwards compatibility
      • Take advantage of the new features in Lucene 4
    • Simplify setup of clusters (improve integration)
      • improve auto-discovery mechanisms
      • better detection of illegal configurations / suggestions
  • Hibernate ORM
    • Help integrating a new JPQL query parser in the core
  • Hibernate OGM
    • Develop CRUD operations for any NoSQL technology you like
    • Implement an AST visitor to transfor the queries created by the new JPQL query parser and execute them natively on your favorite NoSQL
  • Infinispan / Lucene
    • Develop a Lucene Codec (new feature in Lucene 4) to store indexes in Infinispan
    • Improve performance
    • Native C++ HotRod client for Infinispan
  • Arquillian