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CommOps
 
CommOps
  
Metrics  
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Metrics
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Overall Goals for these Tasks include :
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-Learn more about Fedora Users as well as Contributors.
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-Improve Contributor Experience as a whole.
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-Along with onboarding strategies, Improve contributing experience for newcomers.
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-Improve Engagement of existing Fedora Contributors(through badges series' and events)
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-Suggest strategies for making passive/stagnant contributors more active.
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-Observe and Record Fedora Contributor behavior.
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-Identify common trouble spots for Fedora Users and suggest Improvements.
  
 
Impact
 
Impact
  
  
===What the project fulfills===
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===Final Deliverables===
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==== Metrics ====
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'''* Develop Metrics to learn more about Fedora Users as well as Contributors to aid in enerate strategies using these metrics.
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'''
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Relevant Tickets and Mailing List Discussions :
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#contributor analysis age/time/etc
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#retention rate
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Project : Fedora CommOps
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Mentor : Remy DeCausemaker(IRC : decause)
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sure, include the FOSDEM metrics, but talk ut applying that PoC to generalized event metrics
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"quarterly" metrics report AUTOMATE
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1) convert outreachy proposal  to GSoC proposal, include experimentation with event-activity script,  and Fedora-hubs widgets for metrics
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[23:48] <decause> 2) send mattdm/smooge/decause a "by-the-numbers quarterly auto-metrics" intro email
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Fedora Badges Statistics
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- Compile an overall Badges Metrics Report to find fedoraproject.org Improvement Areas
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(eg : Only 8.1 % of overall contributors have earned "Baby Badger" ! -> 91.9% of contributors have never logged into their Fedora Badges Account -> Are these passive/active ? Need to promote Fedora Badges more in fedoraproject.org community)
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-Monthwise Trends in Badges Collection . By badge type, ideally :)
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-Find patterns in Badge Collection for improving Contributor Experience.
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-Can we find Contributor Longevity from Badge Rewarding pattern?
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-What makes contributors stop contributing? Any specific triggers?
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-Any specific badge after which activity drops?
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-Or What made folks contribute or stick around?
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-Are such contributors contributing in bursts or continuous contributions?
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-Any specific badge which boosted contributor activity?
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-Any other patterns?
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-Do people care about things outside of their own packages?
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-How many developers have a significant number of content badges and visa versa?
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-Is badge distribution for contributors evenly spread ?
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-Why do contributors deactivate Badges Account? Learn More about such contributors/reasons
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-Ideate Badge concepts for non-development tasks (apart from Documentation) (i.e. Marketing / Design).
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-Ideate Badge concepts for event and task-oriented badges for Ambassadors ?
  
===Experience in me in order to meet the project requirements===
 
  
*I am a student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Moratuwa (The most sought after university for Engineering studies in Sri Lanka) and I’m studying in the end of 2nd year with a Grade Point Average of 4.1 out of 4.2.
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MAILING LISTS STATISTICS (mailman)
  
*I have expertise in languages HTML, CSS, PHP, Javascript, Java and C and I am currently mastering Python and DJango Framework which is necessary for the development of this project.
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-Overall Metrics like Average size of thread , number of people in a thread, trends in a thread as possible go
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-Listwise Metrics like which lists are highly active lists(get more posts),levels of traffic ,traffic over time.
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-Identifying features of most active lists.
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-What makes a list so active ?
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-Is it just the number of subscribers ?
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-Long discussions ?
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-Does discussion(opposing sentiments) kill a conversation ?
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-Userwise Metrics like number of posts by individuals , did individual activity increase/decrease over time, per list.
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-Also answer questions like : Where are posters from? Redhat v.s. Non-redhat (can be misleading, because mattdm uses fp.o address, but you get idea)
  
*I have applied MVC architecture in my web based projects and I have knowledge in Symfony which is also a framework based on MVC architecture. As DJango is also a framework based on MVC architecture, my knowledge about MVC will be useful here.
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BUGZILLA(perl?) and GITHUB STATISTICS
  
*I have built web sites using HTML, CSS, PHP and Javascript (One of the hosted web sites : [http://desolator.loomhost.com/ Desolator Tank Game])
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-Timewise statistics of bugs/issues like Bug turnaround/Ticket Turnaround.
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-Identifying repositories/bugs which need most help.  
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-If possible ,system to identify bugs/issues suitable for newcomers. (Need more discussion on this ).
  
*I am currently learning how to develop responsive websites.
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Ask Fedora Statistics
  
*I have sufficient knowledge about the Git version control system and has used Git for many of my projects. My GitHub account: [http://github.com/anuradha1992/ GitHub]
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-Metrics(Monthwise/Weekwise/Daywise) like Question Posting Rate, Question Answering Rate , Mean Questions posted, Tagwise distribution of Questions posted, %Questions Answered , Mean number of Answers/Comments before Question closed.
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-Any particular period when Higher probability of not getting an answer ?
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-Identify the common trouble points
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-Questions on which topics generally get closed ? Questions on which topic are generally not closed ?
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-Implies Admin and Moderator Trouble Points ?
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-Implies Questions Posted faster than Answered ?
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-Need to bring more Admin and Moderators with specific expertise
  
*I have been in the mentoring program for GSoC 2014 which was held in our university in order to provide pre-knowledge of the importance of contributing towards FOSS development and how to make myself present in the mailing lists etc. I was mentored by Mr. Andun Sameera Liyanagunawardana who was a 2 times GSoC winner and an active open source contributor. (You can view his recommendation on me on my linkedin page here: [http://linkedin.com/in/anuradhawelivita/ LinkedIn] )
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Generate Contributor Statistics
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-Contributor wise Answering Rate(How many questions answered/viewed)
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-Specific group of contributors who actively answer questions ?
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-Any other similarity between them ? Mailing list subscribers ? Developers ?
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-Since How long are these contributors answering questions on Ask Fedora ?
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-Answer Questions in bursts or continously ?
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Identify behaviour trends
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-Will these contributers always answer actively as long as they are active contributers to Fedora ?
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-Identify those with a high probability of being passive. Prevent Them
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-Are any of these not active Fedora contributers but very active in Ask Fedora Community ?
  
*I have my blog here at [http://anuradhanotes.blogspot.com/ Blogger]. I have written articles about Cloud Computing etc. on my blog and I am willing to blog about the progress of this project continuously.
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OTHER fedmsg STATISTICS
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-Identify active projects from fedmsg statistics
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-Which build has most contributions ? Is it because it has the most contributors ?
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-Which development tasks are ideal for newcomers ? What do newcomers contribute to mostly ?
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-Same for Documentation etc other domains
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-Identify patterns in contribution behavior for successful contributors
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-Do successful/old contributors have diverse contributions ?
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-How many contributors are just long-tail from packaging one thing?
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-Correspondingly Is diversity in contributions a predictive factor for longetivity ?
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-Are their contributions in bursts or continous over a period of time ?
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Can we identify triggers which caused contributors to become passive ?
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-Can we Relate this patterns to newcomers to identify their longetivity and supress such triggers ?
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-How to help passive contributors make a comeback ? How to increase such numbers ?
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-Are there any such previous comeback cases ?
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-Generate Fedora Wiki Monthwise/ Weekwise/ Daywise topic related metrics
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Timewise metrics for the past year for all topics, if possible
  
===Final Deliverables===
 
  
  
*The main of this project is to improve the UX/UI of AskFedora and the final outcome of this project would be a consistent, totally responsive complete overhaul on the UX/UI of AskFedora with complete rounds of testing and bug fixing.
 
  
*Future development might include doing a research on the use of AskFedora by using a web analytic tool and find the areas which are most frequently used by the users and the areas which seems to be getting unnoticed etc. and do further improvement by using the results.
 
  
*Project documentation listing all the things that I have done in accomplishing the project targets. (This can be included in my blog at [http://anuradhanotes.blogspot.com/ Blogger])
 
  
===My current approach towards the project ===
 
  
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'''* Develop Metrics related Tools for CommOps Toolbox'''
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* '''Develop Election related metrics in upcoming May - June 2016 F24 Elections. Work with the Fedora Community Operations Team in improving Voter Turnout.
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'''
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UPCOMING FESCo ELECTIONS http://etherpad.osuosl.org/fedora-election-metrics
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https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FESCo_election_policy
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-Do the loud people who get elected really represent the base?
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-Is there a vast silent majority?
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-Do people get elected on incumbency?
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-Was bundling really such a big issue?
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-Agenda and Campaign Analysis of Candidate
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- Rising Star ?
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-Has the candidate taken the majority stance or minority stance on a particular issue ?
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- Extreme or moderate viewpoint ?
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-Analyse Fedora Contributions of the candidate
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-Diverse contributions OR domain selective contributions ?
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-Continous contributions in the past or in bursts ?
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-Community Engagement ?
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-Healthy Discussions in Mailing Lists ?
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-How influential is a particular candidate :
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Inspired from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/quorum-analytics-google-for-congress_562e82d8e4b06317990ee3e6?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000046&section=india&adsSiteOverride=in
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Influential candidates can secure higher number of votes due to their network biasing the poll
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IMPROVE VOTER TURNOUT
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-Do people feel elections are meaningful? Do they not vote because they are confident, or not confident?
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-Is there a connection between voting and contribution activity?
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-Are people not voting because most of their peers are not voting (Bandwagon Effect ) ?
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Also if possible ,
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Collaborate with other teams like Design team and Marketing Team on Metrics Related Tasks
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Fedora Design Team conducts Usability Testing to improve Fedora experience :
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https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraCommunity/UsabilityTestingRound1
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Help Fedora Design Team with Analysing Usability Test Results
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Help Infra Team with Metrics
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https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Infrastructure/Metrics
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Come up with More and more such Questions and administer reponses via analytics/visualizations :)
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* '''Collaborate with other teams in Fedora Community on metric related tasks wherever required.'''
  
*I have studied the mockups provided regarding the project and have built a rough web interface according to them. You can view it at [http://askbot-anuradhaw.rhcloud.com/ OpenShift].
 
  
*I have also built an interface for the User Profile page of AskFedora on a mobile scale. You can view the code here at [http://github.com/anuradha1992/askfedora/ GitHub]
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"Work with Fedora Diversity and Inclusion Advisor to  programmatically create, deploy, and most importantly, analyze the Contributor Demographics Survey"
  
*And in order to get familiarized with the askbot code base I have a cloned it from [http://github.com/ASKBOT/askbot-devel.git/ GitHub]
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Usability Design
  
*I have installed OpenShift rhc Client Tools and have learnt to create a new Python web project using that.
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==== Social Media strategies Data Viz ====
  
*I have also cloned the source for testing repository from [https://github.com/fedoradesign/askbot-test/ GitHub].
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Publish Wordclouds based on IRC Meetings to twitter and CommBlog.
  
*And I have learnt to communicate in mailing lists and IRC channels as well by subscribing into the Fedora summer-coding mailing list and Fedora developers mailing and as well as to the IRC channels.
 
  
*I have communicated with the mentors '''Sarup Banskota''' and '''Suchakra Sharma''' via mailing lists and via IRC and got to know more about the project and the technical things that I need to master in developing this project.
 
  
*And I have studied the AskFedora redesign plan as provided in the following [http://suchakra.in/random/redesign-plan.pdf document]
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==== Fedora Hubs Widgets =====
  
===How I plan to implement the proposal in sync with the redesign plan given===
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* '''Componentization of CommOps deliverables into Fedora Hubs Widgets.'''
  
====Stages of implementation====
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* '''Develop metrics related widgets for Fedora Hubs'''
  
As also highlighted in the redesign-plan, the main approach for the project would be simplified as the following:
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==== Some other cool Ideas bee2502 would like to work on ====
  
'''Step 1:'''
 
  
*Analyze the current UX of the system, identify the drawbacks of the current system and discuss the possible improvements.
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Some Cool Ideas that bee2502 Wants to explore/work on - NLP/Machine Learning Tasks for fedoraproject.org:
  
*This step includes identifying the user profiles and the problems faced by them with the current design of AskFedora.
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NLP based Text Similarity score to identify similar Fedora Wiki Pages
The user profiles include:
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- - Manually Merge these Pages to delete redundant information( Possible Newcomer Task ?)
  
*'''The Seekers''' – People with specific questions to ask and who will land directly on the main page or on the question page of AskFedora.
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NLP analysis to find the expertise Fedora Contributers
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- To answer the question "How can best solve my doubt?" OR "Who is the most qualified person for this task?"
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- using meeting logs from IRC meetings
  
*'''The Contributors''' – People who want answer the user problems. They will be mostly using “Profile” and “Tags” pages in order to find areas which they want to answer.
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Badge RecSys
  
*'''The Surfers''' – These are the people who land directly on the “Questions” page as a result of searching something via a search engine like Google and who may not want to sign up or login.  
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Badge Recommendation Engine
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Much in the lines of Stack Overflow Badge Recommendations : "You are 50% of the way to earning the 'Master Editor Badge' "
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http://stackoverflow.com/users/4663523/bee2502?tab=badges
  
'''Step 2:'''
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Some related representations by mizmo : https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_RPG_OLD
  
*Further develop mock ups for the pages. Analyze the mock ups, discuss their drawbacks and get the mock ups finalized.  
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Also provide recommendations like
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"80% of contributors who last collected 'White Rabbit Badge' went on to collect 'Origin Badge' next "
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-To improve contributor engagement.
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-To increase longevity by providing suggestions.
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-Promote diversity in contributions of a specific contributor.
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-To improve overall contributions.
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-Especially helpful for newcomers and exploration of different fedoraproject.org projects
  
'''Step 3:'''
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==== Other CommOps related stuff ====
  
*Develop the designed interfaces using HTML, CSS, Java Script and Python and with good responsiveness and consistency.
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Other tasks
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-Editing Wiki Pages/ Wiki Gardening tasks whenever possible
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-Update Documentation : https://github.com/fedora-infra/fedmsg_meta_fedora_infrastructure/pull/338#issuecomment-152013863
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-Metrics related Issues eg : https://github.com/fedora-infra/fedora-tagger/issues
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-Metrics for each fedmsg topic,if possible ?
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-Report Issues - Ask Fedora Contributor Link Broken
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- Selecting and building the Delegation of Subproject membership within the CommOps team. http://decausemaker.org/posts/proposal-commops-for-fedora.html
  
'''Step 4:'''
 
  
*Integrate them with ASKBOT
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==== Documentation of Tasks =====
*Identify the bugs and resolve them.
 
  
====Technical Details====
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* '''Report back weekly on Community Operations to Mailing Lists, Community Blog, and other channels when appropriate.
  
* Use of '''OpenShift''' (The Open Hybrid Cloud Application Platform by Red Hat) which is a cloud based service where I can host my applications in the public cloud and share my designs with the team.
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'''
  
* Use of mock up design open source tools like '''Inkscape'''.
 
  
* Use of '''LibreBoard''' (An open-source kanban board) where the team can organize things in cards, and cards in lists that will give a better overview of what is completed, what are the things on progress and what are the things to be done.
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=== Related Initial Contributions during the Application Period ===
  
* AskFedora is powered by AskBot which is a DJango based web application where Django is a free and open source web application framework, written in Python. DJango follows the model–view–controller architectural pattern. And I would be studying the '''DJango framework''' and will be working with it when integrating my designs with the AskBot.
 
  
* Languages that can be used in the development process: '''HTML''', '''CSS''', '''Javascript''', '''Saas''' (A css preprocessor where we can use features that don't exist in CSS which makes the code more simpler with the use of variables, nesting, mixins, inheritance etc.), '''Python'''.
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*And I have learnt to communicate in mailing lists and IRC channels as well by subscribing into the Fedora summer-coding mailing list and Fedora developers mailing and as well as to the IRC channels.
  
* Further '''Compass''' (An open-source CSS Authoring Framework which works with Saas) can be used as a mixin library with Saas which will provide cross browser compatibility so that we will not have to handle CSS hacks.
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*I have communicated with the mentors '''Sarup Banskota''' and '''Suchakra Sharma''' via mailing lists and via IRC and got to know more about the project and the technical things that I need to master in developing this project.  
  
* Also '''Susy''' (A Compass responsive grid plugin) can be used to produce responsive web pages more easily by following a bottom-up approach (Doing the interfacing of the mobile devices first and moving into larger screens) in designing the web interfaces.
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*And I have studied the AskFedora redesign plan as provided in the following [http://suchakra.in/random/redesign-plan.pdf document]
  
===Timeline===
 
  
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=== Timeline ===
  
 
I would like to start having a look and master the technical stuff that I need to fulfill even before the Community bonding period starts.
 
I would like to start having a look and master the technical stuff that I need to fulfill even before the Community bonding period starts.
  
So, my timeline goes as follows:
 
  
 
====Upto the start of Community Bonding Period (28th of March - 27th of April)====
 
====Upto the start of Community Bonding Period (28th of March - 27th of April)====
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**This week is allocated in case of emergency reasons that I would not be able to complete some work within the schedule.
 
**This week is allocated in case of emergency reasons that I would not be able to complete some work within the schedule.
 
**Apart from the above I will be continuously blogging about the progress of the project and the work I do and on this week I will spend my time refining the content in my blog.
 
**Apart from the above I will be continuously blogging about the progress of the project and the work I do and on this week I will spend my time refining the content in my blog.
 
===Other Information===
 
 
====Potential Risks and how I am going to avoid the risks====
 
 
'''In case I will not be able to complete work within the schedule on time.'''
 
*In case this happens I will allocate double the time I am going to allocate on working on this project in the next stage and complete the missed work as soon as possible.
 
*And also I have created the timeline so that all the work is completed a week earlier than expected so that if there are work that I could not complete on time I will be able to complete those work during that last week.
 
 
'''Laptop break down.'''
 
*The Department of Computer Science and Engineering in University of Moratuwa is very much helpful for the students and therefore in case of such a situation they are willing to provide laptops to students for free. Hence I can ask for a laptop from my Department and work on it.
 
*Also I am living very close to my university (University of Moratuwa) and I can use the computer labs in our Department until late night.
 
*I will commit and push all the work I do daily to GitHub so that way any of the work I will be doing on the project will not be lost.
 
 
'''Loss of internet connectivity'''
 
*My university has free wifi connectivity all throughout the day and hence in case I lose my internet connectivity provided by my service provider I can immediately get to my University and work using wifi connectivity.
 
  
 
====Miscellaneous Information====
 
====Miscellaneous Information====
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===Potential Mentors===
 
===Potential Mentors===
  
'''Sarup Banskota''' and '''Suchakra Sharma''' have offered to mentor me.
 
 
===Attachments===
 
 
*The first one below is the interface I created by referring the mockups provided. You can view it on [http://askbot-anuradhaw.rhcloud.com/ OpenShift] as well.
 
 
*And the second one is the mobile interface I created for the User Profile page.
 
 
You can view the code for the following at [http://github.com/anuradha1992/askfedora/ GitHub]
 
 
I am currently learning about how to develop responsive web sites and while learning I am going to make these responsive as well. I will commit all the work I am doing in the designs of the web interfaces to my GitHub repo regularly. 
 
  
  
  
 
[[category:Summer coding 2016]]
 
[[category:Summer coding 2016]]

Revision as of 11:00, 22 March 2016

Contact Information

  • Your name:Bhagyashree
  • FAS Account: bee2502
  • Fedora userpage: Bee2502
  • Email Address: bhagyashree dot iitg at gmail dot com (I rarely check my FAS mails)
  • Blog URL: https://networksfordata.wordpress.com
  • Freenode IRC Nick: bee2502
  • github :


Why do you want to work with the Fedora Project?

Your proposal should include the following: your project proposal, why you'd like to execute on this particular project, and the reason you're the best individual to do so. Your proposal should also include details of your academic, industry, and/or open source development experience, and other details as you see fit

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/CommOps

Being involved with the Community Operations team and contributing to Fedora has been a wonderful experience. GSoC offers me a rare opportunity to continue this involvement with CommOps and Fedora by spending my summers doing something I really love(metrics and contributing to Fedora) and making some really impactful contributions along the way.

Do you have any past involvement with the Fedora project or any other open source project as a contributor?

Yes, I have been involved with the Community Operations team since the past six months. Some of my past contributions include -

  • Helped Jan Kurik organize F23 Elections ! Also compiled the post-election metrics. Read more about the F23 elections on the CommOps retrospective here.
  • Compiled Fedora IRC metrics here
  • Fedora Badges post for Newcomers : 'How to get started with Fedora Badges?' here.
  • Some bug fixes for fedora-infra repo along with contributing to Community Blog and Fedora Magazine.

I am also a member of Fedora Women and recently started contributing to Fedora Hubs development too.

Did you participate with the past GSoC programs, if so which years, which organizations?

No

Will you continue contributing/ supporting the Fedora project after the GSoC 2016 program, if yes, which team(s), are you interested with?

I will, of course. I'll continue with the CommOps team and Hubs development. I am also interested in being an Ambassador(but that's for a bit later)

Why am I the best fit for this project idea?

I am really passionate about Data Analytics. With data, I want to understand and impact the community by bringing to light the critical issues along with identifying our strengths and weaknesses to help the leadership make informed decisions.My work in the Community Operations team at Fedora has revolved around these areas and I couldn't be more grateful for this wonderful experience and the awesome community.

Apart from that,

  • I'm really passionate about open source, love the CommOps and Fedora community and I will continue to contribute to Fedora and CommOps even when the project ends.

So, Choose me ! Choose me ! Choose me !

// something about watching CommOps grow // Fedora community here

  • "Bee has been a founding member of the CommOps team since October 2015. In her time contributing to CommOps, she has helped with F23 elections (which was the fourth most participated in election in Fedora history), generated metrics analyzing impact at the FOSDEM conference and telling the story of Fedora's Ambassadors in quantifiable terms (and being featured on the Fedora Magazine for it), and added her unique perspective and wisdom into the decision-making behind many CommOps decisions. Bee has been an integral part of helping CommOps succeed." --Jflory7 (talk) 14:35, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

Project Proposal

Overview

CommOps

Metrics Overall Goals for these Tasks include :

-Learn more about Fedora Users as well as Contributors. -Improve Contributor Experience as a whole. -Along with onboarding strategies, Improve contributing experience for newcomers. -Improve Engagement of existing Fedora Contributors(through badges series' and events) -Suggest strategies for making passive/stagnant contributors more active. -Observe and Record Fedora Contributor behavior. -Identify common trouble spots for Fedora Users and suggest Improvements.

Impact


Final Deliverables

Metrics

* Develop Metrics to learn more about Fedora Users as well as Contributors to aid in enerate strategies using these metrics.


Relevant Tickets and Mailing List Discussions :


  1. contributor analysis age/time/etc
  2. retention rate

Project : Fedora CommOps Mentor : Remy DeCausemaker(IRC : decause)

sure, include the FOSDEM metrics, but talk ut applying that PoC to generalized event metrics "quarterly" metrics report AUTOMATE


1) convert outreachy proposal to GSoC proposal, include experimentation with event-activity script, and Fedora-hubs widgets for metrics [23:48] <decause> 2) send mattdm/smooge/decause a "by-the-numbers quarterly auto-metrics" intro email

Fedora Badges Statistics - Compile an overall Badges Metrics Report to find fedoraproject.org Improvement Areas (eg : Only 8.1 % of overall contributors have earned "Baby Badger" ! -> 91.9% of contributors have never logged into their Fedora Badges Account -> Are these passive/active ? Need to promote Fedora Badges more in fedoraproject.org community)

-Monthwise Trends in Badges Collection . By badge type, ideally :) -Find patterns in Badge Collection for improving Contributor Experience. -Can we find Contributor Longevity from Badge Rewarding pattern? -What makes contributors stop contributing? Any specific triggers? -Any specific badge after which activity drops? -Or What made folks contribute or stick around? -Are such contributors contributing in bursts or continuous contributions? -Any specific badge which boosted contributor activity? -Any other patterns? -Do people care about things outside of their own packages? -How many developers have a significant number of content badges and visa versa? -Is badge distribution for contributors evenly spread ? -Why do contributors deactivate Badges Account? Learn More about such contributors/reasons


-Ideate Badge concepts for non-development tasks (apart from Documentation) (i.e. Marketing / Design). -Ideate Badge concepts for event and task-oriented badges for Ambassadors ?


MAILING LISTS STATISTICS (mailman)

-Overall Metrics like Average size of thread , number of people in a thread, trends in a thread as possible go -Listwise Metrics like which lists are highly active lists(get more posts),levels of traffic ,traffic over time. -Identifying features of most active lists. -What makes a list so active ? -Is it just the number of subscribers ? -Long discussions ? -Does discussion(opposing sentiments) kill a conversation ? -Userwise Metrics like number of posts by individuals , did individual activity increase/decrease over time, per list. -Also answer questions like : Where are posters from? Redhat v.s. Non-redhat (can be misleading, because mattdm uses fp.o address, but you get idea)

BUGZILLA(perl?) and GITHUB STATISTICS

-Timewise statistics of bugs/issues like Bug turnaround/Ticket Turnaround. -Identifying repositories/bugs which need most help. -If possible ,system to identify bugs/issues suitable for newcomers. (Need more discussion on this ).

Ask Fedora Statistics

-Metrics(Monthwise/Weekwise/Daywise) like Question Posting Rate, Question Answering Rate , Mean Questions posted, Tagwise distribution of Questions posted, %Questions Answered , Mean number of Answers/Comments before Question closed. -Any particular period when Higher probability of not getting an answer ? -Identify the common trouble points -Questions on which topics generally get closed ? Questions on which topic are generally not closed ? -Implies Admin and Moderator Trouble Points ? -Implies Questions Posted faster than Answered ? -Need to bring more Admin and Moderators with specific expertise

Generate Contributor Statistics -Contributor wise Answering Rate(How many questions answered/viewed) -Specific group of contributors who actively answer questions ? -Any other similarity between them ? Mailing list subscribers ? Developers ? -Since How long are these contributors answering questions on Ask Fedora ? -Answer Questions in bursts or continously ? Identify behaviour trends -Will these contributers always answer actively as long as they are active contributers to Fedora ? -Identify those with a high probability of being passive. Prevent Them -Are any of these not active Fedora contributers but very active in Ask Fedora Community ?

OTHER fedmsg STATISTICS -Identify active projects from fedmsg statistics -Which build has most contributions ? Is it because it has the most contributors ? -Which development tasks are ideal for newcomers ? What do newcomers contribute to mostly ? -Same for Documentation etc other domains -Identify patterns in contribution behavior for successful contributors -Do successful/old contributors have diverse contributions ? -How many contributors are just long-tail from packaging one thing? -Correspondingly Is diversity in contributions a predictive factor for longetivity ? -Are their contributions in bursts or continous over a period of time ? Can we identify triggers which caused contributors to become passive ? -Can we Relate this patterns to newcomers to identify their longetivity and supress such triggers ? -How to help passive contributors make a comeback ? How to increase such numbers ? -Are there any such previous comeback cases ? -Generate Fedora Wiki Monthwise/ Weekwise/ Daywise topic related metrics Timewise metrics for the past year for all topics, if possible




* Develop Metrics related Tools for CommOps Toolbox

  • Develop Election related metrics in upcoming May - June 2016 F24 Elections. Work with the Fedora Community Operations Team in improving Voter Turnout.

UPCOMING FESCo ELECTIONS http://etherpad.osuosl.org/fedora-election-metrics https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FESCo_election_policy

-Do the loud people who get elected really represent the base? -Is there a vast silent majority? -Do people get elected on incumbency? -Was bundling really such a big issue? -Agenda and Campaign Analysis of Candidate - Rising Star ? -Has the candidate taken the majority stance or minority stance on a particular issue ? - Extreme or moderate viewpoint ? -Analyse Fedora Contributions of the candidate -Diverse contributions OR domain selective contributions ? -Continous contributions in the past or in bursts ? -Community Engagement ? -Healthy Discussions in Mailing Lists ? -How influential is a particular candidate : Inspired from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/quorum-analytics-google-for-congress_562e82d8e4b06317990ee3e6?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000046&section=india&adsSiteOverride=in Influential candidates can secure higher number of votes due to their network biasing the poll

IMPROVE VOTER TURNOUT -Do people feel elections are meaningful? Do they not vote because they are confident, or not confident? -Is there a connection between voting and contribution activity? -Are people not voting because most of their peers are not voting (Bandwagon Effect ) ?

Also if possible , Collaborate with other teams like Design team and Marketing Team on Metrics Related Tasks Fedora Design Team conducts Usability Testing to improve Fedora experience : https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraCommunity/UsabilityTestingRound1

Help Fedora Design Team with Analysing Usability Test Results

Help Infra Team with Metrics https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Infrastructure/Metrics Come up with More and more such Questions and administer reponses via analytics/visualizations :)



  • Collaborate with other teams in Fedora Community on metric related tasks wherever required.


"Work with Fedora Diversity and Inclusion Advisor to  programmatically create, deploy, and most importantly, analyze the  Contributor Demographics Survey"

Usability Design

Social Media strategies Data Viz

Publish Wordclouds based on IRC Meetings to twitter and CommBlog.


Fedora Hubs Widgets =

  • Componentization of CommOps deliverables into Fedora Hubs Widgets.
  • Develop metrics related widgets for Fedora Hubs

Some other cool Ideas bee2502 would like to work on

Some Cool Ideas that bee2502 Wants to explore/work on - NLP/Machine Learning Tasks for fedoraproject.org:

NLP based Text Similarity score to identify similar Fedora Wiki Pages - - Manually Merge these Pages to delete redundant information( Possible Newcomer Task ?)

NLP analysis to find the expertise Fedora Contributers - To answer the question "How can best solve my doubt?" OR "Who is the most qualified person for this task?" - using meeting logs from IRC meetings

Badge RecSys

Badge Recommendation Engine Much in the lines of Stack Overflow Badge Recommendations : "You are 50% of the way to earning the 'Master Editor Badge' " http://stackoverflow.com/users/4663523/bee2502?tab=badges

Some related representations by mizmo : https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_RPG_OLD

Also provide recommendations like "80% of contributors who last collected 'White Rabbit Badge' went on to collect 'Origin Badge' next " -To improve contributor engagement. -To increase longevity by providing suggestions. -Promote diversity in contributions of a specific contributor. -To improve overall contributions. -Especially helpful for newcomers and exploration of different fedoraproject.org projects

Other CommOps related stuff

Other tasks -Editing Wiki Pages/ Wiki Gardening tasks whenever possible -Update Documentation : https://github.com/fedora-infra/fedmsg_meta_fedora_infrastructure/pull/338#issuecomment-152013863 -Metrics related Issues eg : https://github.com/fedora-infra/fedora-tagger/issues -Metrics for each fedmsg topic,if possible ? -Report Issues - Ask Fedora Contributor Link Broken - Selecting and building the Delegation of Subproject membership within the CommOps team. http://decausemaker.org/posts/proposal-commops-for-fedora.html


Documentation of Tasks =

  • Report back weekly on Community Operations to Mailing Lists, Community Blog, and other channels when appropriate.


Related Initial Contributions during the Application Period

  • And I have learnt to communicate in mailing lists and IRC channels as well by subscribing into the Fedora summer-coding mailing list and Fedora developers mailing and as well as to the IRC channels.
  • I have communicated with the mentors Sarup Banskota and Suchakra Sharma via mailing lists and via IRC and got to know more about the project and the technical things that I need to master in developing this project.
  • And I have studied the AskFedora redesign plan as provided in the following document


Timeline

I would like to start having a look and master the technical stuff that I need to fulfill even before the Community bonding period starts.


Upto the start of Community Bonding Period (28th of March - 27th of April)

  • Getting familiar with Python and DJango web application framework
  • Gain knowledge in Saas, Compass and Susy
  • Getting familiar with the development environment of AskBot
  • Understand the AskBot pages flow and possible improvements
  • Learn responsive web design in detail

Community bonding period (28th of April - 25th of May)

  • Discuss further about the redesign plan of AskFedora via mailing lists and communicating actively in the IRC channels
  • Present my ideas on how to change the current design of AskFedora reflecting my own ideas.
  • Present what I have already done with the design of AskFedora web interfaces and mock ups, receive feedback from the mentors and further carry on development work on the mock ups and interfaces according to their feedback.

Work Period until mid-term evaluations (26th of May – 26th of June)

  • Week 1-2
    • Finish doing mockups for all the pages in AskFedora and get them finalized.
  • Week 3-4
    • Code the UI for the mockups.
    • First finish with the responsive UI for the Main page and Q/A page and integrate them with the AskBot.
    • Testing and bug fixing.
  • Week 5
    • Start coding responsive UI for the other pages.

Period of submitting mid-term evaluations (27th of June - 3rd of July)

  • Completing and submitting mid-term evaluations.
  • Carry on coding responsive UI for the other pages.

Work Period (4th of July – 8th of August)

  • Week 1
    • Complete coding responsive UI for all the other pages.
  • Week 2-3
    • Find and code the separate and individual left out elements
    • Integrate them with AskBot
    • Testing and bug fixing
  • Week 4-5
    • Final integration with AskBot
    • Testing and bug fixing
  • Week 6
    • This week is allocated in case of emergency reasons that I would not be able to complete some work within the schedule.
    • Apart from the above I will be continuously blogging about the progress of the project and the work I do and on this week I will spend my time refining the content in my blog.

Miscellaneous Information

  • I am very much capable of managing my time and hence I will be able to manage my time effectively and meet the project targets and deadlines on time.
  • As I have great passion and interest towards UX/UI I will be very much willing to learn new things related to them. As I will be working on things I love it will not become a stress or a burden for me even though the hardness or quantity of work that I will be doing become high.
  • And also my department in the university is spending time and money in organizing programs to encourage students to participate in GSoC and FOSS development activities. In case I get to contribute towards this project I would also get a chance in talking to the other students about this project and my contribution towards it. I would also encourage the students to contribute towards design and development activities in Fedora and make them aware of the importance of contributing towards open source software.

Potential Mentors