Thanks to the summer coders

All of us at Xero want to say a big thank you and good luck to our two Summer of Code students, Balsam and Ryan. They’ve both been valuable members of the development team and I’m sure we’ll see more of them in the future.

Summer of Code is a great programme and it shows in the calibre of the students on offer. It’s not just about a summer job – it’s about getting some real world work experience and we hope to see Balsam and Ryan back next summer as graduates as well as a couple of Summer of Code newbies.

Ryan’s come a long way from having to rewrite his first project to presenting to the dev team all the stuff he’s done. One of Ryan’s claims to fame is the New Zealand map made up entirely of old Xero business cards.

Balsam’s been a great resource for the product team and has done a bunch of work on testing and analysis for the application and also for the service delivery team.

Balsam will be around for a bit longer – she’s doing her thesis on Xero with a presentation to the team at the end of this year.

We want to wish you good luck for 2008 at uni, and thanks for being part of the Xero team!

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