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September 13, 2017

  • Day 53, week 10

    Team Code_Hoppers (OpenFarm) — at September 13, 2017 19:56 UTC

    What we did:
    - We selected a few bugs we can work on a side from our main features
    - Continued working on bugs we had on our main feature projects

    Looking forward to tomorrow!

  • Day #55 - BlogPost and Readings!!

    Team 276linesofCode (Tessel) — at September 13, 2017 19:18 UTC


    Today, we started reading up tutorials for the 3G dongle support we have to enable for Tessel. This involved going through what OpenWRT is, what all pre installations are required, how to SSH to Tessel, going through some similar previously implemented codes etc. Also, our second blog post for RGSoC got published yesterday!! Tomorrow, we would continue our research on the 3G dongle issue since, we aim at completing it before the summer program ends.

    Till then, Adios.

  • Day 54 - All about Blogging..

    Team Fusion (OpenDF) — at September 13, 2017 18:29 UTC

    Since tomorrow is the publish date for our 2nd (final) blog post, today we focused more on the post. 😅 So this is how it all went..

    Things we did today:

    • Did the formatting and added the media contents in our blog post. ✅ Eventhough we finished writing the story.., we still have to colour it up.. 💅
    • Added the search bar to the file browser to control both TreeView and DetailView components. ✅
    • Created a new video clip to add to the blog post as a gif. ✅
    • Wrote a new blog post to our own blog, so we can publish both the blog posts together. ✅
    • Worked on this week's tasks for Hacktitude competition. ✅

    Things to do tomorrow:

    • Send the blog post draft to our supervisor.
    • Send a PR for our blog post.
    • Test the search field tokenizer of the search bar.

  • Day 59

    Team NK42 (Foodsaving and Foodsharing) — at September 13, 2017 16:37 UTC

    In the morning, Ines wrote descriptions on permissions, api, factories and tests in the chapter “store app” in our beginners guide. We repeated the usage of built-in methods for lists and list comprehensions we learnt about the previous day. We have learnt about tuples, sets and dictionaries - their differences, usage, time consumption etc. We started in the morning and continued in the afternoon learning about dictionaries with Derek. Later, we wrote some code in validator for giving max and min value for our FloatField. The code is still not so correct as we would imagine but we are working on improvement. Marie checked the Project documentation Ines wrote in the previous days and corrected the typos. Ines corrected our blogpost change requests. We are also looking for coaches for our Python beginner workshop in October, so we posted it in SoundCloud Slack, contacted some people we know and posted it on Twitter.

  • Day 50

    Team berlin diamonds (Discourse) — at September 13, 2017 15:28 UTC


    • prepared a presentation for the 22nd
    • had a very successfull talk with Jen and our supervisor about project manament and team communication

  • Day 53 Pivotal London

    Team Pivotal London (Babel) — at September 13, 2017 15:24 UTC

    Resolution of an ongoing side issue: Kara pushed some changes on the Sunday before last (before leaving for the conferences) to the codemod to remove unused catch binding ( Unexpectedly, the continuous integration tests failed! This was surprising as the rebase to master had gone smoothly and I had no problem building and running the tests locally on my own machine. But, it was time to soon leave and I figured I would speak to the wonderful Pivotal mentors in a week's time. 8 days later, on Monday, the problem persisted, despite pushing up a freshly rebased branch (again, which had no problems locally). Our fantastic Pivotal mentors ❤️ spent an hour with us on Monday discussing continuous integration (because, really, it's when things go wrong with continuous integration tools that you are forced to recognise how little you know about them), and that was a fantastic learning experience. Our mentors finished the session with the (correct) advice that we should message the Babel slack channels , but I always find doing so to be quite intimidating (😂). Finally, l worked up the courage to leave a message in the summer of code slack channel and in less than 10 minutes received an incredibly kind and helpful response from a Babel community member. Basically, I needed to rebuild on circleCI without the dependencies cached, but I didn't have permissions to do so. A core Babel member stepped in and did so for me (yay!) and the problem was solved. Of course, I was happy to tell our Pivotal mentors the next day that the problem was resolved and got the following reply (I love supportive messaging!):

  • Week 11 (Sep 11 - Sep 15) Status Update #3

    Team 200 OK (coala) — at September 13, 2017 13:44 UTC

    We made some fixes to our PRs today. We really want to get all our code merged before the summer ends. We learned some more python programming idioms from the comments left on our PR.

    Later in the day, we worked on the slides and brief outline of our talk for the upcoming conferences. Also, our exams begin next week, so we wanted to write our final blog post which is due next week out of the way early.

  • Day 50

    Team Code Bears (diaspora*) — at September 13, 2017 08:05 UTC

    We finished writing the worker tests. We had to set a test where the user don't have a contact, and spent quite some time realizing how to do that. But, we managed to understand the test helper and how to use it best in order to set up the tests. We still need to make sure we are using the right method in the worker, but other than that this part is done and we can move on to the mailer.

  • Day 51

    Team Victorious Secret (The Processing Foundation) — at September 13, 2017 07:15 UTC

    What we did today

    • Saumya fixed the issue of adding the checkbox. I was stuck on this for quite a while. Finally making a few changes according to PreviewFrame.jsx helped fix the problem.
    • It was wonderful meeting people from the RGSoC community! We loved interacting with them.
    • Filed PR for final blog post.

    What next?

    • Meet Cassie and Pilar.
    • Highlight tab on selection for Issue 266.

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

  • week 11 day 2

    Team Clojurians (re-frame) — at September 13, 2017 05:42 UTC

    • call with Daniel C. and Mike T. talking about direction and use cases for re-frame trace
      • also: why we want to use cljs-devtools as library
      • design feedback!
    • refactor code for filter categories PR
    • finish coding challenge for job interview
    • work on lightning talk
    • start writing a simple custom formatter in ClojureScript
    • I think I figured out how to use cljs-devtools as a library? to be continued!

September 12, 2017

  • Day 49 of RGSoC

    Team Alexa (JoopeA Club) — at September 12, 2017 22:29 UTC

    Hi all!

    Today we've been working on the same things we've been working on yesterday: one of us was setting up the environment and documenting the process, while the other one was working on a function that automatically changes user language from any deactivated language to English. We've also started to work on our second blog post.

  • Day #51

    Team Codeaholics (Nextcloud) — at September 12, 2017 22:00 UTC

    • We joined a video call meet-up with other RailsGirls teams and organizers.
    • Reading the VCard specifications for escaping special characters.
    • Still fighting with JS for the sorting options.

  • Day 58

    Team NK42 (Foodsaving and Foodsharing) — at September 12, 2017 20:23 UTC

    Today we practised python syntax with Derek (list comprehension, doing magic with range() and map() etc.) and tried to solve some small tasks by ourself afterwards, for example:
    # make a list in range 100, just every 7 number, just even numbers, return as string
    [i for i in range(100) if (i%7)==0 and (i%2)==0]).

    We also joined a online meetup with other RailsGirls teams and organisers from all over the world and did some organisation for the talks we will give in the next weeks.

    The foodsavers changed the name of the repos (foodsaving-backend -> karrot-backend / foodsaving-frontend -> karrot-frontend). So Ines changed the links and descriptions in the beginners guide. She also added some information about Serializers and how to use Docker.

    Marie worked on algorithms again and covered these topics: Prefix Sum, Sorting, Stacks & Queues, Leader, Maximum Slice Problem, Prime and composite numbers, Euclidean algorithms. She wrote them in terminal, tried to understand (90% of understanding) and modify them. Now, she has to learn how to test them and how to come up with the formula for any algorithm she needs to solve.

  • Day 52, week 10

    Team Code_Hoppers (OpenFarm) — at September 12, 2017 19:20 UTC

    Happy new week everyone!
    We had a great weekend, we launched Rails Girls Nairobi chapter yay!! We had about 20 ladies showing up. Their rails knowledge ranged from begginers to expert levels. We wre happy to be part of the launch and we hope to spear head the development of the Rails Girls Nairobi community.

    This will be a busy week for us, we have recruited two more people to join the Open Farm project as contributors. We will be having a hackathon to try solve more Open Farm issues and this will also act as an on boarding session for the new contributors.

    Today we dealt with hound bot, we had so may hound violations (about 206 to be exact). We tried clearing most of those and it lead us to learning more about Scss lint.

    What we hope to work on tomorrow:
    Pick new issues to work on as we wait to do code reviews with our coaches on the existing PR

  • Day #54 - Working on ESP32 again

    Team 276linesofCode (Tessel) — at September 12, 2017 19:00 UTC


    Today we took up the ESP32 "Reach" issue again, where we started exploring the details of the ESP32 board from Sparkfun that our mentor, Kelsey, sent us. We also re-installed the toolchain required for the ESP32 setup in our systems. Tomorrow, we'll get started with the actual hardware work.

    Till then, Adios.

  • Week 11 (Sep 11 - Sep 15) Status Update #2

    Team 200 OK (coala) — at September 12, 2017 16:16 UTC

    Phew what a day!
    Ever since we got the news of our acceptance into Codemotion Berlin, we have been swamped with so many formalities for our trip to Berlin. We can't wait to share our experience with coala and spread the word about Rails Girls Summer of Code!
    We also worked on our upcoming final blog post and reviewed the work we have done over the summer. We've come a long way and can't believe it's going to be over soon :'(