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September 15, 2018

  • Day Fifty Three - 14th September 2018

    Team Sectumsempra (Chapel Parallel Programming Language) [2018] — at September 15, 2018 15:47 UTC

    We tried out various examples on distributions in chapel, while working on ways to make the radix sort distributed. We also discussed about our learning in the RGSoC journey and how we plan to put it in the best way in our final blog. We can't believe that our journey is coming to an end, we have learnt so much along the way. We hope to give the remaining two weeks our best shot.

    Team Sectumsempra

  • Day 55

    Team Rubies (if me - mental health communication app) [2018] — at September 15, 2018 12:17 UTC

    Tasks completed today

    • Code of conduct PR. One failing test took up a lot of our time. It is still unresolved,waiting for Julia's insight.
    • Finished writing the blog post.
    • Added Contributor Blurb for Atibhi
    • The first draft of documentation for our feature is done.


    • Convert blog post to markdown and send PR.
    • Pair program with Julia tomorrow.
    • Blurb for Prateksha.
    • Fix Coc failing test.

  • Day 53

    Team Akaringular (EBWiki) [2018] — at September 15, 2018 10:18 UTC

    We are really sorry we were not able to update the status for yesterday on time. One of us (Stella) was not feeling well and therefore we were not able to do much. We are glad that today she is doing much better.

September 14, 2018

  • Day 54 - ProgNet conference, automatic tests, blogs

    Team GirlsCode MK (Bahmni) [2018] — at September 14, 2018 22:39 UTC


    Communicated with coach via slack and read through his sample code that will test a fetch api, he also gave us a link to useful materials to test react.

    Blog of conference started for day 3, again I tagged #ProgNET on twitter with screen shots. I attended the following talk and workshop;

     @ Keynote speech - Trisha Gee - Career advice for programmers - This was very useful and I have copied the links of resources .  The list of skills other than technical skills that programmers have are research,  ask questions, communication skills, be adaptable, scientific method, as well as good English, especially reading english.
     @ Rachel Appel - Build data driven Web apps using ASP.Net Core.  This was an intense 3.5 hour workshop.  She went through lots of points I didn't know and I felt very much out of depth, it was an intermediate level workshop but I thought this more relevant to the project I am working on.  She was explaining and had a demo on a windows pc which didn't apply to my mac.  I was lost at the beginning of the workshop.  However I had the internet so I went to the resource page and started working through creating the app but on a mac.  I have developed my confidence since RGSoC as I felt that I was just learning and didn't need to do exactly what everybody else was doing as I was learning at my own pace and in my own way.  I created my app, I found Rachel Appel's github and was able to create the app in the time and felt good that I had struggled through and began to understand core and create a basic app which had a chat component.
     @ Ruby Gem - evolution through visualisation - This was a great workshop covered history from waterfall, scrum, KanBan and then introduced  single piece flow.  It also introduced creating stories rather than cards to explain what your app/feature will do.  We then spent time creating a cartoon to visualise this story.  Out of all the groups my group came second and won some chocolate caramels!  We also covered briefly event storming, service mapping, impact mapping, roadmaps, sprints, church roof progress.  It was interesting to look at the different visual ways that development can be communicated that can be accessible to all parts of the business.
      @Amie D Dansby - Making useless stuff: - a tale of magic, code and the unknown - This was the closing keynote for the conference.  She talked about taking something you were good at and trying something new and making lots of mistakes but having fun.  She creates 3d prints of dragon scales with leds for costumes, this is her part time hobby passion from her day job of developing in the game industry. 

    I have really enjoyed attending this conference and I have met and connected with some lovely people. I have felt more confident holding technical development conversations with them and happy to ask them questions about their developer's career, their jobs and past projects. The conference was attended by about 95% male, however the speakers were 33% women.


    Design talk on "mindset of learning" for RGSoC meetup

    Continue with design of 2nd Blog. Chatted with eva via imessage to get more information.

    TO DO

    Complete and put in a pull request for 2nd blog.

    Restyle the search form to new design, and fix the spinner for search form.

    The UI design of the table for the search form

    Create new tests based on the model test that a coach has helped with.

  • Day 49 (Sept 14, 2018)

    Team DelSquared [2018] — at September 14, 2018 20:40 UTC

    Hi All!

    We were able to figure out one of the problems regarding our Moddable error. The issue isn't yet resolved though. We are working on that. We also started with our second blog post for RGSoC.

    Till we meet again,

  • Day 48 (Sept 13, 2018)

    Team DelSquared [2018] — at September 14, 2018 19:54 UTC

    Hi All!

    We got back to the implementation of examples on the ESP32 using Moddable today. We were facing an error and got stuck on it. We also had a meeting with our mentor, Kelsey. We discussed the error and hope to find a solution to it soon.

    Till we meet again,

  • Day 47 (Sept 12, 2017)

    Team DelSquared [2018] — at September 14, 2018 19:50 UTC

    Hi All!

    Yet another exhausting day. We finished reviewing our blog post on configuring ESP32 for Windows 10. Couldn't play around with Moddable much but we'll definitely look into it tomorrow.

    Till we meet again,

  • Day 54

    Team Rubies (if me - mental health communication app) [2018] — at September 14, 2018 19:25 UTC

    Tasks completed today

    • Had problems with Storybook. Tried fixing those issues.
    • Worked on i18n keys.
    • Worked on Blog post.
    • Asked Julia a few doubts regarding Report Feature.


    • Documentation for Report feature
    • Continue working on Blog post.

  • Day 53: Green Moist Egg Popcorn

    Team Popcorn (Nextcloud) [2018] — at September 14, 2018 16:59 UTC

    Today's Progress:
    - Jessica is in a land far far away enjoying family time.
    - Arati was preparing for attending GoTo conference in October 🚀 and fixed changes requested for her latest PR ✅

    RGSOC has given us a lot and I feel incredibly privileged to have the program's support for getting me a ticket to attend an exciting conference like GoTo!

  • Day-56

    Team 101 Days of Summer (Servo) [2018] — at September 14, 2018 16:50 UTC

    Such a good day for us. Another PR merged :)
    We are now working on relevant mutations. Our PR has been reviewed. We are working on the suggested changes. We also need to complete the RGSoC blog :)

  • Day 53

    Team Barcelona Duo (Exercism) [2018] — at September 14, 2018 15:55 UTC

    Today we spent the day working on the blog post that we need to submit for RGSoC on Monday. We want to convey the great experience that we have had so far and we dedicated a good part of the day getting the blog post ready.

    We also signed up to give a lunch and learn at Thoughtworks next Tuesday, September 18. We want to let the office in Barcelona know about Exercism and we want to talk about the great summer we have had as RGSoC scholars. Many people have asked us about our contribution to Exercism and it will be really great to highlight what we learned. While we are nervous to speak in public, we are excited to have people get to know Exercism and share what we have learned this summer. One of our goals is to encourage others to contribute to open source and we hope to give them tips so that they can make those contributions as meaningful as possible.

  • Day 45 (9/14)

    Team Sunshine (Babel) [2018] — at September 14, 2018 15:00 UTC

    Finally Sujin finished three functions flattenObj, unflatten, removeProp to nested javascript Object and then updated again. Tomorrow, it can be controlled on toggled mouse events.

  • Day 45 (9/13)

    Team Sunshine (Babel) [2018] — at September 14, 2018 14:58 UTC

    Sujin is making three functions to handle various ASP options

    • flattenObj: Make flatten nested Objects
    • unflatten: Make unflatten nested Objects
    • removeProp: Remove a property from nested javascript objects any level deep

  • Day 52

    Team Barcelona Duo (Exercism) [2018] — at September 14, 2018 10:58 UTC

    After our daily standup we worked on changes that were requested for issue#28 and issue#3881

    For issue#28 we

    • Created a global gitignore file:__ git config --global core.excludesfile ~/.gitignore_global
    • Added the .DS_Store files to the global gitignore file: echo ".DS_Store" >> ~/.gitignore_global
    • Performed an interactive rebase git rebase -i <SHA before commit>
    • Removed the offending .DS_Store files
    • We will need to clean up the PR and review it with our coaches before we submit the final version.

    For issue # 3881

    For now we decided with our mentors to put this issue aside and focus on building out the feature that was assigned to us. Once we finish the work on the feature we will return to issue#3881.

    In the afternoon we had a meeting with our mentors, our RGSoC supervisor, and our coaches. Even though the meeting was difficult, it was good to have a conversation with everyone to see how we can get the most out of the remaining two weeks. We are grateful that our mentors recognized all of the effort that we have made this summer and it was helpful to recognize the challenge of simultaneously trying to learn Ruby and Rails, while also trying to figure out a large codebase and all of the components required to contribute to an open source project. One of the most important reflections that came out of the meeting was that everyone did the best job given the information that they were working with. The summer has meant so much to us, and it has been life changing. Before the summer we did not think that becoming developers was something that we could do. We know that it will take persistent effort and work to achieve this, but we are finishing the summer with the confidence that what we want is attainable. The importance of having clarity on what our careers will look like is something that we did not expect we would attain but are grateful for. This alone has made the RGSoC program exceed our expectations, and it is something we could not have done without RGSoC, our coaches, and the Exercism team.

    We do wish that we had aligned priorties with everyone sooner. The outcome of the meeting gave us many lessons that we will carry with us throughout our careers, and it will help us make the RGSoC process better for future cohorts. We hope to continue contributing to the Exercism project even beyond this summer because it is a project and team that we have grown to care a lot deeply about.

September 13, 2018

  • DAy 52

    Team Akaringular (EBWiki) [2018] — at September 13, 2018 20:51 UTC

    Some of our yesterdays pr were merged that was great!!
    - We started with the requested changes from our coach, all corrected and prs ready for merge
    - We had a call with Kuldeep Ruby on Rails Developer who took us through controller actions and the interaction with the forms.
    - We also looked at Rspec testing, we did a one on one coding session on the same.

  • Day 53 - ProgNet Day 2, Design of table, blogs

    Team GirlsCode MK (Bahmni) [2018] — at September 13, 2018 19:40 UTC


    Created a simple test for Search form needs to expanded upon. Waiting for coach session, will try to arrange when EVA back from slovenia.

    CSS functionality of the search button on search form is nearly like the design. Created separate child components for icon and text so they can be styled independently.

    Blog of conference started for day 2, again I tagged #ProgNET on twitter with screen shots. I attended the following talk and workshop;

             @ Shawn Wildermuth - keynote talk "Turning passion into experience" - This was a great talk for day 2.  Key take aways - fake it till you make it...but with the caveat fake confidence do not fake ability.  As ability you will be found out.  It is ok to say you don't know something.  Employers are looking for people that are keen to keep learning not just having all the skills they want as technologies change but they want people to adapt and keep learning too.
             @ Michael Newton - Fable workshop "Fabled Pokemon" - This was a three hour workshop that went so quick.  I was having so much fun and learning too.  Fable is using React as the core application and using F sharp and Fable as wrappers.  So although the code looked and the syntax was very different the components and the concept that code is broken into components, functions and modules was not completely foreign.   Ramón would love this which can be used with fetch requests to return data about Pokemons.  Such a great idea for a workshop, such fun for children and older children.  I am still looking for Pikachu but my basic app was working! 

    I also got a big tip from another lady who was attending the workshop. In terminal (cmd line) she initialised the directory where the workshop code was, went to git hub, created a repository, copied the push and head lines, went back to terminal (cmd line). Added files, committed with initial commit message and pushed to github with copied lines. She was then able to change the code and have a history of learning and code changes to review after the workshop. Also this was then available for future employees! Thank you Layla for that tip :)

    She also was very inspiring in the fact that she was asking questions throughout the workshop to help her understanding but it also helped others in the workshop who were struggling over the same understanding.


    Design talk on "mindset of learning" for RGSoC meetup but also to develop for a lightening talk to have just in case the opportunity arises. Ramón and Anna have been so generous and have offered to help me develop this skill.

    Continue with design of 2nd Blog.

    TO DO

    Complete and put in a pull request for 2nd blog after EVA has had a chance to review and add her part.

    The UI design of the table to display the data results from the Fetch API has been done. Slack is so useful as I have been able to keep up to date with the conversation of the design even at a conference.

  • Day 69

    DV Team (LivingStyleGuide) [2018] — at September 13, 2018 19:15 UTC


    • Working on #41
    • Working in gulp plugin
    • Working on #33


    Not able to work on RgSoc due to workload at work.
    Will work sunday (this weekend) instead.

  • Day 52: Blue jovial Pizza Popcorn

    Team Popcorn (Nextcloud) [2018] — at September 13, 2018 15:56 UTC

    Today's Progress:
    - Jessica worked on the loading states for the addressbook popovermenu functions
    - We completed our blog post and made the PR to the Summer of Code Repo
    - We continued on our pair programming issue #603

    It was nice to get back to our pair programming issue and continue looking at how we get the file input and save it in the contac. For this week and next week we decided to ask our families for our update titles words. Today is from Jessica's brother who just had a little boy called Jove so his response is quite topical. Tomorrow Jessica will be out of the office as she will go visit her new nephew in the UK :)

    Link(s) to work: