I’m Kunal Bhalla — I’ve just completed my third year as a Civil Engineering BTech. at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi — currently in Mumbai, India (UTC+5.30). Possibly useful links: the blog for EventPress (the GSoC project), the GSoC Proposal and my personal blog.

The idea for an events plugin for WordPress came about from my working on many event-related websites for college (festivals, etc.): I wanted to be able to create a site around an event easily and quickly and then just skin it for each event as required. With a bit of work and loads of feedback, this idea became my GSoC proposal:

An events plugin for WordPress and BuddyPress. Event functionality will be built around the new Custom Post type — for BuddyPress sites, the events will be completely integrated with the Social layer provided (activity streams, groups, forums, etc.).

I’ll be posting I’ve posted a revised scope as a page on this blog soon.