Summer Coding 2010 proposal - FSoC
- My name is Gregory Meyers
- My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
- My wiki username is Crimsonshadow
- My IRC nickname is Gregory1
- My primary language English
- I live in England. Although my schedule changes from time to time, I prefer to work late evening onwards(6+) as i have no problems with working late into the night.
- I have not participated in an open-source project before, although I enjoy creating something new while gaining knowledge and experience. I hope I can learn while contributing to something good.
About the project
What is the name of your project? FSoC - Four Seasons of Code
Does your project come from an idea on the Summer Coding 2010 ideas page? https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Summer_Coding_2010_ideas_-_FSoC
The idea is to develop a web-based application which would allow Mentors and Students to collaborate effectively and get the process of mentoring automated. This system will eventually replace the current fedora summer of code system.
What is the timeline for development of your project?
Timeline for project (Currently rough and subject to change)
Week 1 - starting June 1:
Improving User and Projects Dashboard
Week 2 - starting June 7:
Admin Panel Functionality
Week 3 - starting June 14:
Task Journal Functionality
Week 4 - starting June 21:
Projects Calender Mail reminders
Week 5 - starting June 28:
Fixing/Adding any Features as Mentor sees fit Test project code and stability Clear up bugs and corner coding
Week 6 - starting July 5:
Implementing Year-round mode & Summer coding mode Polishing Features Bug fixing
Week 7 - starting July 12:
Polishing Features Extra time for any delays Bug fixing
Week 8 - starting July 19:
Cleaning up code and system ready for Beta System Testing via Community Beta Bug fixing if any
Week 9 - starting July 26:
Final Testing Adjusting according to Community Feedback Fixing any reported bugs
Week 10 - starting August 2:
Presentable code and documentation Last minor fixes according to Community Feedback Fixing any reported bugs
When I first got interested in this prodject I hadnt used Ruby on Rails before, since then I have completed a small test project of a bookshop with sqlite as the book database. :)
Im a very fast learner and if need be I will spend a lot of time learning anything im behind on.
Me and the Community
If your project is successfully completed, what will its impact be on the Fedora community?
"This project will allow fast and simple interaction between students and mentors. The FSoC project will effect almost every area of Fedora Summer Coding from the way projects are managed to the way students submit their proposals." - Me
"One of the targets of the FSoC project is to automate the task of mentoring students in Summer Projects like these. FSoC, once functional aims to replace the Fedora Summer coding Infrastructure." - Shreyank Gupta
What will you do if you get stuck on your project and your mentor isn't around? It is unlikely that I would get stuck at the same time as my mentor not be around, however, should this be the case, I am quite resourceful and know many people that would be more than happy to help me.
In addition to the required blogging minimum of twice per week, how do you propose to keep the community informed of your progress and any problems or questions you might have over the course of the project? Twitter and more Blogging
- We want to make sure that you are prepared before the project starts
- Can you set up an appropriate development environment? yes
- Have you met your proposed mentor and members of the associated community? yes
- What is your t-shirt size?
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