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July 25, 2017

  • Week 4 (Jul 24 - Jul 28) Status Update #2

    Team 200 OK (coala) — at July 25, 2017 07:01 UTC

    Yesterday was all about an intensive and extremely motivational brainstorming session with our coaches, after which we all went out for lunch. Talk about Team 200OK's bonding time! :D
    We updated our PRs as per the feedback received from the community and started compiling the information required for our introductory blog post scheduled on the 2nd of August. Hope you like it!

  • Day 17/18

    Team BansheeBandits ( — at July 25, 2017 00:30 UTC

    What we accomplished today:

    What we need to accomplish tomorrow:

    -Identify the workflow of the solution we are trying to build. If node.js-model retrieves the data from the Rails database, what methods would connect those objects to the typeahead.js solution we are trying to build? Typing this, are we even asking the right questions?

July 24, 2017

  • Day 18

    Team NK42 (Foodsaving and Foodsharing) — at July 24, 2017 21:49 UTC

    Marie finished 4th chapter of the Django REST tutorial and has learnt how to separate admin user from common user in views and urls, how to add login page, how to create permissions that enable the admin user to use the additional functionality delete or update.

    Marie also prepared for the meeting with Dave and studied Mixins. She learnt more about args and *kwargs and tried to write a few functions using args and *kwargs. She refreshed her knowledge about Classes - class vs. instance attribute vs. how to structure data within the class and tried that in practice.

  • Day 16 of RGSoC

    Team Alexa (JoopeA Club) — at July 24, 2017 21:24 UTC

    Hi there!

    Can't believe it's already week 4 of our summer of code.

    We've been quite productive today. We've met with our coach Ildar and learned a lot about Django middlewares and how we can use them for our purposes. We even wrote our first middleware! Besides that, we've talked to our mentor and other coach Katya about how the project is going and how it's supposed to work for users, and we spent some time on writing our blog post.

    Tomorrow we plan to finish the post and work some more on middlewares.

  • week 4 day 1!

    Team Clojurians (re-frame) — at July 24, 2017 21:09 UTC

    • worked on the re-frame code demo page:
      • separated out pages for demos and instructions
      • cleaned up the landing page to show a blank editor and list of examples
      • fun with svg creating example apps!
    • started looking into re-frame-trace issues
      • most urgently, try to get the trace panel to not pick up the styles of its host page, which can render it completely unreadable.
      • trying to figure out how to get the dev setup working, with autoreload and all, updating the readme to reflect discoveries
    • investigated options for css preprocessing in clojurescript

  • Day 16 - last week of the first month!

    Team RailsGyn (RGSoC: The Teams App) — at July 24, 2017 21:06 UTC

    Hey, you all!

    This week is the last one of our first month!!! it is so nice to contribute to this open source project.
    We think we will never stop!

    So, we are crazy to finish the conference functionality to see it being used! but of course, we think it will take a while.
    Today we have fixed some other issues from the second PR (there are 8!) and have finished the third one.
    Our focus is to merge the second PR so we can keep going through the next ones.
    Today we also published an article in our medium page!
    Tomorrow we will start the next issue that is not too coupled with the one we are waiting for the merge!

    This is it!

  • Day #16

    Team Codeaholics (Nextcloud) — at July 24, 2017 20:44 UTC

    Yaaay here it comes another week :)

    We have started our day with a great news: The Municipality of Tirana goes free open source by using Nextcloud. 🎉🎉🎉
    The municipality of Tirana, the biggest municipality in the country serving over 800,000 citizens, decided to make an important move onto open source technologies, by implementing yet another open source software in its infrastructure and offering a major improvement with the deployment of a private cloud service: An important contributor in raising the public awareness on the importance of free open source culture in general and the public administration embracing it in particular, has been the local community of the Open Labs Hackerspace where we are involved.

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    What we have done:

    • Started working at 11am
    • Working on our PR because we had some feedback for it and we need to do some changes
    • Working on the article that we need to finish for our team, ready for the last review and publish it
    • Spending some time to watch more tutorials for AngularJS

  • Day 17, Week 4

    Team Code_Hoppers (OpenFarm) — at July 24, 2017 19:56 UTC

    We cant believe its already week 4!!

    Time flies so fast!

    The main objective for the week is to work on the search bar - Populating the search query data into the showing results page after data has been loaded
    This touches on issue #903 and #874
    By the end of the week we hope that we would have fully implemented the new UI for the homepage

    - Review additional progress of the search ui #874 with Simon/coaches for more insights ---- We did consult, we also identified more pair programming time that we could use with our coaches
    - Identify any other pending PR issues for resolution - we decided to stick to the main focus of the week (above)

    - work on adding the "How it works" and "About" section on the nav bar and link it to the how it works page

    -We need more elastic search knowledge - Need to learn how elastic search is implemented in ruby ,

  • Day 14-16:- Getting past installation barrier, Lots of meetings with Nick Reid!

    Team prodyoGEEKY (OpenLMIS: vaccine and medicine logistics for low- and middle-income countries) — at July 24, 2017 18:26 UTC

    OpenLMIS reference distribution is finally up and running Yay! + the past few days have been quite progressive + fun and work filled Weekend

    Day 14
    We had a LONG Skype call with our mentors Brandon and Nick Reid. With their help, we could set up OpenLMIS on Docker tool.

    Day 15
    Read and understood about the first jargon we heard in this project: Cordova App. We also wrote our first Hello world Cordova App using Docker Images :)

    When our mentors are full of energy and eager to help, how can we relax on the weekends :D
    On Sunday, we had an important discussion with Nick Reid. We carefully laid out the plan for the future, the tasks we will be working on and with his help, we enlisted our sub-goals

    Day 16
    Today we again had a quick call with Nick Reid. We now have a properly sketched road map with designated time goals.

    Get Set and Ready!

  • Day 16

    Team Victorious Secret (The Processing Foundation) — at July 24, 2017 18:20 UTC

    What we did today

    • Issue 391 is almost resolved locally, except for a couple of minor fixes.
    • Got in touch with Cassie for issue 383 and got our doubts clarified.

    What next?

    • Meet with our mentor, Cassie, to discuss our weekly progress.
    • PR for issue 391.
    • PR for issue 383.

    Team Victorious Secret signs off for today!
    Stay tuned for further updates.

  • Day #18 - It's research time!

    Team 276linesofCode (Tessel) — at July 24, 2017 18:10 UTC


    It's Week 4 of RGSoC already. Both of us couldn't even believe it!

    Today was a day when we decided to start working on the Humanoid Arm Project (HAP) which is one of the major implementations of Tessel in a project for Social Use. You can read more about the motivation regarding the project over here

    We read through 9 Research Papers and several tutorials to understand the implementation of the Arm. Research Papers kind of give an extensive idea on the topic one wants to discover.

    You can have a look at our preliminary plan over here -

    Tomorrow, we will sit together and play around with motors in Tessel, and try to make our first bot - A Line Following Robot!

    Till then, Adios.

  • Day 15, weekend & day 16

    Team Serv0101 (Servo) — at July 24, 2017 18:05 UTC

    * Big day! We were able to send our first PR of parsing sizes. That is first step towards our contribution to the project.
    * Met one of our coach Rahul Sharma.
    *Cleared our doubts about rust language, servo and testing! Also we had Pizza. Yumm.
    * We are done with setting up Janitor.
    *Went through other testing files. Started writing testcases.
    * Will send PR for Srcset before going to bed .

  • Day 17- All about the quality..

    Team Fusion (OpenDF) — at July 24, 2017 17:33 UTC

    Another week begins. And here we are, thinking about our progress and the moments from july.. And we wanted to see if the work we have done is up to the mark.. or let's say quality enough.. Not to mention, our day had great start, because our first full team call that happened yesterday night. ✅ 🎉🎈 It was lovely and was a motivation. 😇

    Things we did today:

    • Started the work by updating our trello board for this week. ✅
    • Started working with react-boilerplate according to mentor's suggestions. ✅
    • Added the styles (CSS) for the search panel module. ✅
    • Started structuring for the file tree view implementation. What kind of components to use, how to structure the components and etc. ✅
    • Had a quick chat with our supervisor about our team moments from july! ✅
    • Had a call with our remote coach Tharindu and discussed about how to improve the quality of code. ✅ And he'll do code reviews on thursday. 😅 Because quality is more important. (Quality, not Quantity..)

    Things to do tomorrow:

    • Start testing using mocks.
    • Learn more about Actions and action creators in redux.

  • Day 16

    Team Code Bears (diaspora*) — at July 24, 2017 16:28 UTC

    We spent half a day with finalizing the fixes for the 6559 issue PR and pushed it after re-basing and squashing. We hope that those are the final touches and that we will have a merge soon :)

    We started last week to look at this issue. It involves a list of issues regarding poll features. We read the issue and the entire discussion alongside testing polls creation on our own diaspora profiles, and came up with a list of 9(!) improvements. In our coaching session last week we divided the list to two categories: Visual issues and Missing behaviors: At today's coaching session we decided to pick up the issue regarding - marking the option the user voted for and start from there. We had an intro coaching session on ActivRecords and continued researching the topic ourselves with the sources we found last week. You can find a more detailed description of that here

    Also we had to work only with one computer because the other is still down. We spent some time trying to figure that out as-well...

  • Day 16

    Team berlin diamonds (Discourse) — at July 24, 2017 15:15 UTC

    • read about blocks and procs in Ruby
    • Our DriveSynchronizer is in charge of performing only one backup now
    • our Job loops through an array of Backups and executes on each backup a DriveSynchronizer
    • attended the company monday meeting
    • wrote a test for the synchronizer, but something in the rspec config is not right and it could't execute the stubs
    • had a call with our supervisor to answer questions about general RGSoC habitus
    • took photos for the RGSoC and sent them to supervisor
    • cloned the summer-of-code repo to local repo in order to write the blog post
    • updated ruby version to get the repo running

  • Day 13, 14 and 15 Pivotal London

    Team Pivotal London (Babel) — at July 24, 2017 09:00 UTC

    Whoops... we didn't get a second spare last week to even write our daily logs!! We ended up spending so much time focussing on working through the codebase (it's so extensive!) that we ended up working far beyond what we thought we would!

    We'll just give you a highlight as to what we did the last three days of last week - honestly, it was a lot!

    We set up the environment so we could complete our walking skeleton, which is one of our epics. We set this up with our coaches, and it was great to talk through the necessary scope and processes to create the foundation of our project and the necessary environment. This was followed by our weekly Babel team meeting, which we are now really getting in to more as we understand the codebase to a greater degree every week.

    We had a session on Project Management, and what that entailed; it was really interesting to understand how a company like Pivotal approach their team work, and their project work, and we were able to ask all of the questions we had wanted to when we had been involved with the Pre-IPM and IPM on Monday. We continued working on Pivotal Tracker, their project tracker, and began to talk through how we'd use it for our own benefit. After, we had a two hour chat about Compilers, and the process through which something is compiled. It was great to get down to the nitty-gritty, and honestly, was quite mind-blowing how Babel works.

    On Friday, Emma had a university lecture in the morning, so Kara worked on the plug-in she had built as a test practice for our big codemod project. We're starting the initial phases today (Monday) and we're both really excited to get involved! We had our Retro with the Pivotal Team, and discussed what had worked well and what hadn't; Emma had a problem with cloning Kara's Babel repository, so that occupied our hour mentoring in the evening. And we set up our pair programming station! 🎉 🎊 Which now means the project truly is under way!

    We're so excited to start the actual Babel codemod now; we learnt a lot about prioritisation and personal scope (in terms of individual work flow) so we've settled aside the last 30 minutes of our day to write the Daily Logs pair-programming style, so let's hope this marks the start of us not having any late :) fingers crossed!!

  • Day 10-24th July 2017

    Team IfPairElseUnknown (if me - mental health communication app) — at July 24, 2017 07:58 UTC

    24th July 2017

    Day 10:

    Hello World!

    Things we did:

    • Tech talk on Atom pluggins and react
    • Started unit test to check that the translation files do not have missing keys (Issue #491)
    • Had a chat to Adel about testing

    Things we learnt:

    • Learnt about browser testing
    • What tools you can use for testing
    • Learnt about Atom pluggin, how to build a pluggin
    • Learnt about unit and intergration testing
    • Testing on multiple devices (Mac, Windows, Linux, Mobile Phone)

  • Week 4 (Jul 24 - Jul 28) Status Update #1

    Team 200 OK (coala) — at July 24, 2017 01:47 UTC

    Wow, it's week 4 already! Can't believe it's been one month of Rails Girls Summer of Code and boy, are we having fun!
    The past three weeks have been all about learning, discovering, organizing, planning, networking, coordinating across time zones and of course, about coding. So far, the summer has been exactly as promised and we hope that things continue to move ahead this way. Can't wait for the sponsored goodies too ;)

    Friday was spent in analyzing the reviews made by the community on our pull requests and trying to figure out which tests would improve the code coverage on them. We referred to a lot of similar pull requests and documentation and are trying to figure out the right tests to suit our requirements. We hope to update our PRs accordingly soon.

    We had our weekly supervisor call with Mayar on Sunday. As always, it was an absolute pleasure talking to her, sharing our experience, clarifying our doubts and learning from her experience of RGSoC'16. It helps when your supervisor is an RGSoC alumna herself. Her kind words of encouragement always infuse us with enthusiasm to take the next week head on. Thanks Mayar, you're the best!

    That's all for now!

July 23, 2017

July 22, 2017

  • Day sixteen

    Team Code_Hoppers (OpenFarm) — at July 22, 2017 17:02 UTC

    What we looked at today:
    - Looked at elastic search documentation and learnt what's its about - not finished, we plan to look for more informative sources of information.
    -Go through more angular js - done.
    -Push #874 ui changes to- not finished, we have pending issues to resolve.

    What we plan to do on Monday.
    - Review additional progress of the search ui #874 with Simon/coaches for more insights
    - Identify any other pending PR issues for resolution

    - lack of adequate elastic search knowledge - we have to research more on it/ reach out to coaches.

    We look forward to next week.

  • day 15

    Team Clojurians (re-frame) — at July 22, 2017 10:05 UTC

    • second day of EuroClojure Berlin
    • talks about
      • probabilistic programming in Clojure
      • distributed systems
      • using react native to launch iOS/android app
      • repl-driven development with unravel
      • generative programming
    • overall: so many great conversations and tons of inspiration!

  • Week 3 ! Update !

    Team Gemini (Susi AI Server) — at July 22, 2017 07:18 UTC

    What we did yesterday

    • Another PR got merged
    • Still worked on improving skills

    To-Do today

    • Send a PR for the added questions in entertainment section
    • Catch up with the GSoC people of my community.