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September 30, 2016

  • The last day is here

    Team l1ghtsab3r (VOC) [2016] — at September 30, 2016 17:06 UTC

    It feels so weird writing the update for the last day. No more supervisor and team calls. No more excitement about the next big thing we are gonna pick up. No more Reminders to update your team log (Maybe good? :P)

    We had our team call yesterday and so today ends without a blast. But we didn't want it to.
    So, we sent in a PR with a huge amount of work (
    Seeing how much we loved working for VOC and working with Russell, who has been an absolute delight, we are going to continue working.
    We will also be holding a Intro To Open Source Session next week in our institute and would be spreading the word about RGSoC and VOC around us.
    We will be in constant touch with our coaches, our mentor and our supervisor because we absolutely loved them!!

    This is team l1ghtsab3r signing off!

September 29, 2016

  • Can't believe it's going to end!

    Team l1ghtsab3r (VOC) [2016] — at September 29, 2016 18:17 UTC

    What we did today

    • We had our monthly team call today with Russell (our mentor), Natalie (our supervisor) and our coaches. We discussed about how RGSoC has been really empowering for both of us and how we wish to pass on the baton to other girls in our community. That being said, both of us would still continue to work on VOC, as this project has been really close to our hearts, this being our first open source contribution.
    • We are currently working on the open PRs, and tying up the loose ends.

    What we plan to do tomorrow

    • Continue working on the open PRs
    • Start writing the blog post

September 28, 2016

  • Just three days to go :(

    Team l1ghtsab3r (VOC) [2016] — at September 28, 2016 18:00 UTC

    We can't believe all of this is coming to an end this soon. :'(

    • We worked on the repr method today
    • Apart from that we continued working on visit_For
    • We also wrote down a few points for our upcoming blog post and looked for pictures of our amazing summer of code <3 (We tweeted about one very special picture as well. Check it out)

September 27, 2016

  • Last week of RGSoC :(

    Team l1ghtsab3r (VOC) [2016] — at September 27, 2016 18:03 UTC

    What we did today

    • We had our weekly call with our supervisor, Natalie today. We talked about what all issues to tackle this week.
    • We decided that we'll be wrapping up our open pull requests.
    • We also spoke to Russell about a few doubts we had regarding the implementation of the Complex datatype.

    What we plan to do tomorrow

    • Work a few methods of the Complex datatype
    • Work on the repr method

September 26, 2016

  • PyCon Day 2

    Team l1ghtsab3r (VOC) [2016] — at September 26, 2016 18:29 UTC

    We learned a lot about bytecode hacks yesterday and are more than ready to use these in our project as well :D
    We met three of our coaches, Anuvrat, Sambhav and Naman!
    Apart from this we also spoke to many people about our RGSoC project and even wanted to give a lightning talk about it, but since we were running short on time we weren't able to. We also spoke to PyLadies about starting a PyLadies Delhi chapter. :D

September 24, 2016

  • Pycon Day 1 :D

    Team l1ghtsab3r (VOC) [2016] — at September 24, 2016 18:19 UTC

    What we did today

    • We attended PyCon India today and it was awesome. We'll be putting up some pictures tomorrow.

    • We met our coach Anuvrat, who is also the organizer for PyCon India. Two more coaches Naman and Sambhav were also there!

    • Apart from that we learnt a lot about Python ASTs and this will be really helpful and relevant with what we are currently doing.

    What we plan to do tomorrow:

    • Attend Day 2 of PyCon India
    • Relax on Sunday :D

September 23, 2016

  • Last Univ Exam today! :D

    Team l1ghtsab3r (VOC) [2016] — at September 23, 2016 17:23 UTC

    Our university exams were going on and both of us had our last exam today! :D
    Soumya had an 8 hour long take home exam today! :O

    What we did today:

    • Working on the visit_For method
    • Tried implementing repr()

    What we plan to do tomorrow

    • Srishti will be attending PyCon tomorrow. Hope to meet one of our coaches, Anuvrat who is also the organiser for PyCon, India! :D We will write more about this conference in our blog post
    • Continue to work on visit_For and repr()

September 21, 2016

  • Summary of last 2 days

    Team l1ghtsab3r (VOC) [2016] — at September 21, 2016 19:00 UTC

    We forgot to add a status update yesterday :/
    So, here's clubbing them up for both the days.

    What we did today:

    Got the CPython PR approved. It is now ready to be merged!!
    Written the tests for Complex function, however for them to work, repr() has to work first.
    Made progress on the visit_For method today

    What we plan to do tomorrow

    Implement repr() and get PR merged.
    Work on visitFor method
    Try and wrap up visit
    For method

September 19, 2016

  • Sent in a PR to CPython!! :D

    Team l1ghtsab3r (VOC) [2016] — at September 19, 2016 23:10 UTC

    Monday. 19th September

    What we did today:

    Sent in a PR to CPython! Issue#28203
    Caught that bug while working on Complex function in VOC. Manish Goregaokar, our coach helped guide us towards working on and sending in a patch.
    We've completed the complex function for VOC as well now. Just the tests are left. :D
    On a side note, University exams have begun.

    What we plan to do tomorrow

    Complete the Complex function tests
    Work on visit_For method
    Attend to the PR in CPython
    Study for Univ exams :'(

September 17, 2016

September 16, 2016

  • Woah, Busy day!

    Team l1ghtsab3r (VOC) [2016] — at September 16, 2016 15:53 UTC

    What we did today:

    Both of us had college assignment deadlines today! It is kinda hard to juggle university along with the daily goals for RGSoC. Nevertheless, we are really happy that we are getting to learn so much through this.
    We worked on the visit_For method today, and are continuing to work on the Complex datatype.

    What we plan to do tomorrow

    Continue working on the visit_For method
    Have a look at the open pull requests
    Our mid term exams are from next week, so gearing up for those as well!

September 15, 2016

  • Getting to learn a lot!

    Team l1ghtsab3r (VOC) [2016] — at September 15, 2016 18:27 UTC

    What we did today

    We had our weekly call with out supervisor today :D
    We are still working on the complex datatype. Along with that we had a look at what Java bytecode instructions are required to implement “else” handling in a for.

    What we plan to do tomorrow

    Make the visit_For method and add the bytecode instructions when a for/else is encountered.

September 14, 2016

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September 05, 2016

  • Got back to work after the Anita Borg retreat!

    Team l1ghtsab3r (VOC) [2016] — at September 5, 2016 19:07 UTC

    We worked on the complex data type we were working on earlier. Link to the PR sent earlier:
    Most of the work we did today was reading and understanding the existing code base since the working of the complex data type is quite different from what we've been working on till now.

    Also, since both of us got selected as Anita Borg scholars this year, we attended the Anita Borg retreat last week which was an amazing experience. We got to meet other amazing women in technology who inspired us even more. We also met a friend of Russell, our mentor :D Apart from that, we told other fellow scholars about our RGSoC project, VOC and they showed interest in contributing towards opensource as well. Both of us would like to thank RGSoC for the opportunity it has given us. It is from here that we have truly dived into technology and this has enabled us to be better leaders in our fields.

August 23, 2016

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August 16, 2016

  • Worked on completing imul methods

    Team l1ghtsab3r (VOC) [2016] — at August 16, 2016 20:05 UTC

    This week starts off with a Tuesday. Yesterday was our national Independence Day which also means that we got a day off! Yay :D
    We worked on completing the imul methods and our PR should be finalized by tomorrow.

August 12, 2016

  • Slowly treading towards success!

    Team l1ghtsab3r (VOC) [2016] — at August 12, 2016 17:12 UTC

    We worked on imul methods to be able to throw the specific error for each datatype. We were originally using one approach to solve the problem, but it turns out that there were problems with that approach. Now trying something new.

    But hey, isn't that what programming is about? :D

August 10, 2016

  • Busy day!

    Team l1ghtsab3r (VOC) [2016] — at August 10, 2016 18:28 UTC

    We worked on these bool methods today: rsub, rmod and rtruediv
    Still a few more to go...

    We're really looking forward to getting to know the internals of how the compiler (VOC) works this weekend. :D

August 09, 2016

  • One member down :(

    Team l1ghtsab3r (VOC) [2016] — at August 9, 2016 18:30 UTC

    Soumya fell ill :(

    We couldn't get a lot of work done today. We worked on implementing bool methods today as well, and finished implementing two of them (radd and rmul). A few of them are still left. We aim to cover them in the next 2 days.