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August 13, 2018

  • Day 31: Rugby playing Brown Burger Popcorn

    Team Popcorn (Nextcloud) — at August 13, 2018 16:25 UTC

    Today's Progress:

    • Arati was ill today so took the day off
    • Jessica got a working version of the shareAddressbook function running, and also noticed & fixed a bug in her removeSharee function :)
    • Jessica is also working on a lightening talk for the upcoming Nextcloud conference which takes place in Berlin in two weeks
    • We have been discussing naming conventions for our components and looking at the vue style guide. We have now renamed our components accordingly


    I missed having Arati in the office and hope she feels better soon. It was quite fiddly getting the multi-select hooked up to the shareAddressbook function but very satisfying to complete a working version. I still need to work on the styling and would like to see if I can refractor the code so it is a little cleaner.

  • Day 41

    DV Team (LivingStyleGuide) — at August 13, 2018 15:11 UTC


    • Lost last week's code so recoding everything
    • Followed Bright's guide and recoding the issue #14 using PIMD


    • Working on documentation
    • Read the PIMP Tutorial

  • Day 31 - Sleepy Monday :)

    Team GirlsCode MK (Bahmni) — at August 13, 2018 12:57 UTC


    • met with coach RamΓ³n to discuss our progress (and how to avoid burnout!)
    • checked our current story and analyzed what needs to be done next
    • had a team meeting: discussed current progress, workflow, habits, making sure that we are on a good path, discussed our future plans


    • figuring out which way to go next: do we use a new component and collect more state for our fetch functions? do we use portals? Redux?
    • collecting more information on best practices for displaying success and error messages in ReactJS
    • studying fetch API, in particular, error handling
    • We are both doing a Udemy tutorial on ReactJS (

    To Do

    • monthly meeting with local coaches, mentors and supervisor
    • meetup with mentor Ivo to talk about our current story (and the date picker issue from our last story)

  • Day 32

    Team 101 Days of Summer (Servo) — at August 13, 2018 06:57 UTC

    A fresh week has started -
    We are still debugging and also found out the problem because of which it is failing. But we don't know how this can be resolved. There is some problem in the addcachelistenerforelement function in which the image is being fetched. The response of the image that we are getting is null. So we need to see that why we are not getting a response for the image which we should have received otherwise.
    We will again talk to Josh regarding this soon.

August 12, 2018

  • πŸ₯”πŸ₯•πŸŒ½πŸŒΆπŸ₯’πŸ₯¦πŸ₯‘πŸ†πŸ…potatoCode work day

    Team potatoCode (stretchly - break time reminder app) — at August 12, 2018 12:07 UTC

    Working on setting a fullscreen wallpaper in microbreak or break, the random images from Unsplash are already in the breaks. But when opening a break / microbreak the image only opened for 2/3s of the screen, not fullscreen. This apparently had to do with some css value I gave it. I gave 'background-position' property a value of 'center' and 'background-size' a value of 'cover'. Once I excluded the 'background-position: center', the background images were fullscreen on breaks & microbreaks, although it didn't take in the height of the image. After including these lines:

    html, body {min-height: 100%;}
    body {background-size: cover;}

    The background images all scaled to a 100% of the screen also in fullscreen. (at least for the 20 something I tested).
    Cascading Stylesheets is a world on its own to explore. So this could be setup for Stretchly that the property of background-image during breaks can be dynamically set by the user. Investigating this.

August 11, 2018

  • Day #34

    Team Brazilian housewives coding (Public Lab) — at August 11, 2018 23:47 UTC

    Today we discussed our tasks for next week. While our PR's from the last weeks aren't merged, we are going to study unit tests so we can write more unit tests to the API.


  • πŸ₯”πŸ₯•πŸŒ½πŸŒΆπŸ₯’πŸ₯¦πŸ₯‘πŸ†πŸ…potatoCode work day

    Team potatoCode (stretchly - break time reminder app) — at August 11, 2018 10:36 UTC


    Today we're working on the features from last week and this week combined. It's some challenge to update the Tray menu. We encountered this issue that an update of the menu regularly is not possible. We want to update the tray menu regularly so the timeleft till next break and / or the do not disturb mode are exposed to the user. We are meeting with our coach Daniel, who is helping us learn debugging and a bit more about a call back functions.

    We're researching into why our code for updating the tray menu doesn't work. It seems to be a bit buggy and there's not that much online on the specific issue (that might be because electron isn't that widely used).

    The issue to show a custom wallpaper when in a break is also making progress, we've got an image opening up in breaks now.

    We discussed that it would be nice to also invest some time in learning interviewing problems that will be asked when we're applying for jobs. This is something we will do next time we meet with Daniel. He'll give us som problems to solve as 'homework' and we'll do some when we're together. Also he'll ask us the questions that will be asked during interviews. A question we already got is "What's JSON?". You expect this to be 'easy' but it's hard and very valuable to get some exercise in.

    Up next:

    - PR's and feature issue's worked on:

    • "add-pause-untill-morning";
    • "show timeleft in tray menu";
    • "DND mode (stuck at update tray menu to show DND)";
    • "costum wallpapers for breaks"

    - Interview techniques

    Till next time,

  • Day #33

    Team Brazilian housewives coding (Public Lab) — at August 11, 2018 05:49 UTC

    This morning we had our monthly meeting with all members of our team. It was a very helpful meeting to talk to our mentor at Publiclab! We have decided that it will be very good for the progress of our project to have weekly meetings with him.

    We are also - still - working on our PRs: #3134 and #3217.


August 10, 2018

  • Day 29

    Team Barcelona Duo (Exercism) — at August 10, 2018 21:25 UTC

    Ramping up on testing

    Today we spent the day working through an exercise created by our coach Javi. The idea is to design a class with data and method names and create tests for it before writing the actual code. This is the basis of test driven development. The idea being that you should work through the logic before you start coding to ensure that you don't create code for best case scenarios ignoring cases that are not covered by the logic of your code.

    We complemented our study time working through some exercises on Exercism and looking at the tests in the Exercism code base. Next week we will try to implement what we have learned.

  • Day 29: Overcame Ubuntu 17 Rails Installation Bug

    Team Akaringular (EBWiki) — at August 10, 2018 20:37 UTC

    Well remember the machine we trying to set up EBwiki for a friend who wanted to start contributing to the project two days ago? Good news, we finally managed to it :tada
    - We started of by upgrading the OS to Ubuntu 18 then set up the project again. Though we had a few issues trying to set up, we finally managed to do so. Hopefully we have a pr from her as soon as she settles in school.
    - We discussed the RSpec book on some of the things that were not clear.
    - Rachael continued working on the Cases page while Stella fixed some tweaks that were failing due gem Paper Trail,
    - She also completed on tasks involving gem devise update.

    What about the weekend?

    • We have an awesome Rails Girls meet up in store . We will definitely update you on how it will go down

  • Day 30: Celest Crashing Aperolspritz Popcorn

    Team Popcorn (Nextcloud) — at August 10, 2018 18:42 UTC

    Today's Progress:

    • Jessica: Worked on refractoring the function for the asyncFind when searching for a user or group to share the chosen addressbook with. Used axios all function to return all promises and regex with text.split(substr) to split out the matching parts to allow for separate styling. Also looked at styling for this element.
    • Arati: Fixed code based on our mentor's feedback. Created a new action called commitContactsFromImport. Not sure yet if the new action works or not. Imported contacts don't appear within the specified address book but haven't yet checked if it's because of missing functionality in another component...
    • Had a nice Team Popcorn discussion about job hunting in tech.


    Our RGSOC time feels more efficient now that certain routines are starting to take shape.

  • Day 31

    Team 101 Days of Summer (Servo) — at August 10, 2018 17:12 UTC

    Debugging is a real tough thing.
    4 tests passed :D
    4 tests are still timing out. We spend the whole day putting up many backtraces and println's

  • Day 30 - Story 3 - Portals, Modal, Popups, success and error messages

    Team GirlsCode MK (Bahmni) — at August 10, 2018 16:47 UTC


    Met with our mentor Ivo. He is so supportive and committed to helping us with this project. He is going on holiday for 2 weeks but has said he would still like to meet up twice a week and is available if we need help.

    Our second story has been marked as done with a caveat that the birthdate will need to be revisited and compared to the larger bahmni app so they work in a similar way. The solution works but using moment you can not just put in years without it trying to update and calculate to precise months and days. This is not how the main app works and so will either need to be changed to our original clunkier solution, stop using moment a more manual calculation of years, months and days or maybe an alternative we haven't thought of yet.

    Onto the third story. It requires a success pop up and an error pop up. So we have been reading up on modals in React.

    We have discussed online with one of our coaches about http status codes. They referred us to this resource. Love the visuals and imagery!

    Interview for future development roles. Eva has said that this project has not only given her more experience but more confidence in talking about coding.


    Udemy react course

    Learning more about modals from React documentation -, code pen, medium blog, examples on Github .

    More javascript and CSS functions to manipulate instant error messages to guide input in the UX rather than just restrict submit on form.

    TO DO

    Spinners on submit button to prevent multiple duplicate records being added with a double or triple click.

    First full team meeting of coaches, mentors and supervisors on Monday.

  • Day 30

    Team $we init (Probot: build your own GitHub app(s)) — at August 10, 2018 15:51 UTC

    What we did?

    • Gathered suggestions on making the bot intelligent at recognizing a diversity of comments and not just the hard coded strings that it responds to currently
    • Collected data for generating relevant test cases for bot1.
    • Worked on our blog.
    • Discussed idea of our second bot.

    Plans ahead

    • Completing work of our blog.
    • Coding for second bot.

  • Day 38

    DV Team (LivingStyleGuide) — at August 10, 2018 13:44 UTC


    • meeting with Diana
    • Reading about how the internet works


    • meeting with Violeta to divide tasks
    • Diana will be offline from 14-24 aug (for short holidaybreak). Available via mobile and bring laptop with me (to work on Documentation tutorial.)

  • Day #32

    Team Brazilian housewives coding (Public Lab) — at August 10, 2018 04:21 UTC

    Our mentor is trying to help us with our PR's, he left some notes and we were trying them today and will discuss them tomorrow. We are having a meeting with everyone from the team tomorrow, so we hope this can help us because we are stuck here, we don't know what else we can do, with our work from the past 2 weeks!


August 09, 2018

  • Day 28:

    Team Akaringular (EBWiki) — at August 9, 2018 20:50 UTC

    • Today we attended the @NairubyKE meet-up, where we interacted with other Ruby devs. Guess who was the speaker, @mediafinger Andreas Finger software developer from Barcelona who gave a talk on Gem dependencies.
    • We also had a chance to learn about React, getting started with React, building react first application.
    • Then lastly a code challenge on any language.
    • We made three pr on refactoring, and gems
    • We also looked at requested changes to our blog post, still working on that.