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September 29, 2017

  • Last day - Week 12 (Sep 18 - Sep 22) Status Update #5

    Team 200 OK (coala) [2017] — at September 29, 2017 14:18 UTC

    Today is our last day of RGSoC and we have been feeling really privileged to be accepted as a part of this program. We have learnt so much and grown tremendously through this summer. From getting code style and linting errors on our first PR to helping get others started with coala, we have truly come a long way. And in today's end of RGSoC celebration, we couldn't help tearing up a bit. We have been immensely thankful to Vidur and Tushar who have been extremely hands-on as coaches and have been unflinchingly supportive of us, even when we wrote bad code. A huge shoutout to Mayar our supervisor who has been our personal cheerleader for much of the summer and has never stopped short of encouraging us when we were feeling low, disappointed or burning out. Lastly, to each other without whom, this summer wouldn't have been half as much fun. We have pair-programmed, fought over tabs vs spaces, picked up each others' coding styles and been each others' biggest fans and worst critics. Also, a special mention to Lasse founder of coala and gitmate, who has been available whenever we reached out to him and is going to help us draft our talks at the upcoming conferences and help spread the word about coala and RGSoC.

    Also, a heartfelt congratulations to the rest of the teams who we have connected to via meetups, blogs and on LinkedIn. You all are amazing, lovely talented women and we feel so thankful to have known and read your stories.

    Team 200OK signs off!

September 28, 2017

  • Week 12 (Sep 18 - Sep 22) Status Update #4

    Team 200 OK (coala) [2017] — at September 28, 2017 18:49 UTC

    We have had such a hectic day today. This is our penultimate daily log and we are getting so nostalgic about our summer.
    Some of the things that we worked on were
    - Refactoring our code for SpotBugs and Oclint
    - Our presentation for Codemotion Berlin
    - Learning ways of writing more pythonic code
    - Fixed time for all team call

September 27, 2017

  • Week 12 (Sep 18 - Sep 22) Status Update #3

    Team 200 OK (coala) [2017] — at September 27, 2017 07:38 UTC

    We published our final (still hurts to say the word) fortnightly blog post, on essential software engineering practices that can be learnt and mastered through open source and how open source projects can help us bridge the gap between the skills we require at work versus those which we're taught in college. You can read it here. We'd love to know your thoughts about it!
    Our fortnightly blog series has received such an overwhelming response and we are elated about it!
    We also contacted one of the senior maintainers of the coala community in order to discuss about the coala perspective in our talk at Berlin. We'll have a call with him soon!

September 26, 2017

September 25, 2017

  • Week 12 (Sep 25 - Sep 29) Status Update #1

    Team 200 OK (coala) [2017] — at September 25, 2017 17:04 UTC

    It is the last week of RGSoC and we can't believe it is all coming to an end. This week we want to refactor all our code, commit all the changes, and send in PRs with our final. We worked on Oclint today as major work was left in that bear. We also started getting our documents in order for applying for visa to Berlin.

September 22, 2017

September 21, 2017

September 20, 2017

September 19, 2017

  • Week 12 (Sep 18 - Sep 22) Status Update #2

    Team 200 OK (coala) [2017] — at September 19, 2017 12:35 UTC

    We raised the PR for our final blog post for the Rails Girls Summer of Code blog.
    All checks passed and we're waiting for any comments or changes from the orga team, which we shall make at the earliest.
    Our post is due tomorrow. Hope you like it!

September 18, 2017

  • Week 12 (Sep 18 - Sep 22) Status Update #1

    Team 200 OK (coala) [2017] — at September 18, 2017 14:45 UTC

    Wow, can't believe it's week 12 already and Rails Girls Summer of Code is going to end soon. :'(
    Our university exams have begun this week and we're both having a hectic time studying for them and balancing our work. But our supervisor Mayar, is super supportive as always and we're trying our best to balance our workload.
    Meanwhile, our visa proceedings are in full swing. Woah, so much on our plate already!
    We completed writing our final blog post, which is due on 20th September. We'll send in a PR for it shortly.

September 15, 2017

September 14, 2017

  • Week 11 (Sep 11 - Sep 15) Status Update #4

    Team 200 OK (coala) [2017] — at September 14, 2017 16:58 UTC

    We had a call with all our coaches and they discussed good software engineering practices with us. We were still working on our slides for our conference talks today. We have never spoken at a conference of this magnitude so it is pretty nerve wracking.
    Later in the day, we studied for university exams which begin next week.

September 13, 2017

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

    Team 200 OK (coala) [2017] — 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.

September 12, 2017

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

    Team 200 OK (coala) [2017] — 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 :'(

September 11, 2017

  • Week 11 (Sep 11 - Sep 15) Status Update #1

    Team 200 OK (coala) [2017] — at September 11, 2017 15:12 UTC

    It has been a whirlwind of a day and a hectic weekend as well.
    We published our fifth fortnightly blog post on getting started with and contributing to open source. You can read it here and let us know your feedback. We'd really appreciate it.
    Today, we also got our confirmation from our first choice conference, Codemotion Berlin 2017! WOOOHOOO! :D
    We hope to present a lightning talk there on our work with coala and about our experience with Rails Girls Summer of Code. Preparations are in full swing, yay! :D

September 08, 2017

  • Week 10 (Sep 4 - Sep 8) Status Update #5

    Team 200 OK (coala) [2017] — at September 8, 2017 17:04 UTC

    Today, Prachi helped some juniors in our college get started with coala and helped in setting up the project on their systems. We realised we have really come a long way since the start of the summer. Ipshita re-read coala bear writing manuals to help her with the issues in the PR she is currently working on. Both of us met with our coach, Tushar for a coaching session in the evening and discusses ideas for our upcoming fortnightly blog post with him. He seemed really pleased with our progress. :)
    That is all for today

September 07, 2017

  • Week 10 (Sep 4 - Sep 8) Status Update #4

    Team 200 OK (coala) [2017] — at September 7, 2017 17:40 UTC

    We brainstormed about ideas for our weekly blog post and started working on that. We also read up about some pytest cases and updated our patches for our pending PRs. We are nearing our completion of the third bear, SpotBugs and hope to see it merged soon.

September 06, 2017

  • Week 10 (Sep 4 - Sep 8) Status Update #3

    Team 200 OK (coala) [2017] — at September 6, 2017 14:42 UTC

    We wrote test cases for SpotBugs today and pushed our patches through. The PR is still marked /wip and we hope to put it up for community review and feedback soon.
    We are also nearing the date for our fortnightly blog post and we are so glad we have been able to follow through writing regular blog posts, so we discussed ideas for the same. We have been planning a 'Getting Started with Open Source' session in our college to tell our juniors about programs such as RGSoC.

    That is all for today, Team 200Ok signs off!

September 05, 2017

  • Week 10 (Sep 4 - Sep 8) Status Update #2

    Team 200 OK (coala) [2017] — at September 5, 2017 10:14 UTC

    We discussed the status of a pending blocked PR with our coaches and tried to resolve the failing builds on SpotBugs. Simultaneously, we also began writing our first C based languages linter bear and will send a PR for it in a few days

September 04, 2017

  • Week 10 (Sep 4 - Sep 8) Status Update #1

    Team 200 OK (coala) [2017] — at September 4, 2017 13:52 UTC

    We raised a PR for SpotBugs, which is our 3rd bear related issue. There were some failing tests and we hope to iterate over the PR to pass the scrutiny of the community. We are getting a hang of writing linter bears and are very excited about it.

September 01, 2017

  • Week 9 (Aug 28 - Sep 1) Status Update #5

    Team 200 OK (coala) [2017] — at September 1, 2017 14:23 UTC

    We've marked out Friday as the day for code reviews, both of our own code as well as that of the community. We performed quite a few code reviews and helped out several newcomers in the community. It feels great to have learnt so much through code reviews that you can actually help others out too!

August 31, 2017

  • Week 9 (Aug 28 - Sep 1) Status Update #4

    Team 200 OK (coala) [2017] — at August 31, 2017 12:36 UTC

    Today, we worked upon the improvements in our test suites suggested by our coaches yesterday, and sent in our updates on our HAMLLint Bear PR.
    We have taken up implementation of further flags in SpotBugs Bear and hope to send in our PR soon!
    That's all folks!

August 30, 2017

  • Week 9 (Aug 28 - Sep 1) Status Update #3

    Team 200 OK (coala) [2017] — at August 30, 2017 11:10 UTC

    Today, we had a peer review and subsequently, a coaching session to discuss our test suites and implementations of our respective bears. Our coaches suggested several other edge cases we must handle in order to have complete code coverage, as well as additional flags we must implement to enhance the bear configuration. We'll work on these suggestions tomorrow.

August 29, 2017

  • Week 9 (Aug 28 - Sep 1) Status Update #2

    Team 200 OK (coala) [2017] — at August 29, 2017 10:48 UTC

    Yesterday, we published our fortnightly blog post on pair programming and it was really appreciated. Our fortnightly blog post series is now being featured in the Medium publication, Code Like A Girl, and we are overjoyed that so many people are taking so much interest in our work. Yaay! Thank you for your support!
    We worked on the feedback received from the coala community for the HAMLLint Bear and will be updating our PR soon.
    That's all folks!

August 28, 2017

  • Week 9 (Aug 28 - Sep 1) Status Update #1

    Team 200 OK (coala) [2017] — at August 28, 2017 10:47 UTC

    Over the weekend, we had our weekly supervisor call, wherein we discussed our progress with Mayar and tracked our incremental goals. It gives us immense joy to inform all of you that Prachi has been selected as one of the Google Women Techmakers Scholars 2017 in the APAC region and will be attending the retreat in Seoul for this week. Woohoo, you go girl!
    Meanwhile, Ipshita will be working on our assigned tasks on her own.
    Further, we have received another iteration of community feedback on our PR for HAMLLint Bear. We'll implement the suggestions and make our implementation quite standard as well as ensure maximum configuration for the bear.
    We also came up with our fortnightly blog post on pair programming, the guiding agile principle of Rails Girls Summer of Code and how it has helped us through the summer. You can find it here. We'd love to hear your feedback!