I am Micheal Benedict Arul from Mumbai, India (GMT +5.30). I am currently pursuing engineering in Information Technology (B.E IT) and will be graduating this year. This is the first time I had applied for Google Summer of Code, and am really glad to be selected and very excited to be a part of the WordPress Team.
I along with my mentor Andrew Ozz, we`ll be working on “Theme Framework/Scratchpad/Editor” to help the WordPress users, i.e newbies and professional alike to design and create themes of their choice easily and deploy ’em.
I have a blog/portfolio website at http://www.visionmasterdesigns.com. I am a freelancer. I do Web Design/development and Deployment in PHP, Ruby on Rails(wish WordPress was for the RoR community too), also I have worked on a number of custom themes for wordpress, created a plugin and modified numerous other plugins (all credits go to the respective plugin authors :)).
Prior to GSoC, I was engaged on developing my own Web Framework in PHP called “Innovite” which is based on the MVC architecture, the code is not yet released. This framework powers my web based Project Management System called “OptimaPrime” and also powers a number of my clients websites.
I am looking forward to a lot of coding and a great time here at SoWP.
Micheal (a.k.a Mike)
EDIT : BTW this theme is really cool and great. Haven`t seen something like this around.