[Baypiggies] friendly challenge
lhawthorn at google.com
Fri Dec 7 17:38:23 CET 2007
Doug, I didn't think you'd actually send out this call. :)
Folks, sorry I haven't been making the meetings, but I've been working on
some other fun things. Like GHOP. :)
On Dec 7, 2007 6:37 AM, Doug Hellmann <doug.hellmann at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Dec 7, 2007, at 9:18 AM, Daryl Spitzer wrote:
> > Here's a couple small task ideas off the top of my head:
> > * improve the documentation for modulefinder
> > (http://docs.python.org/lib/module-modulefinder.html) - add examples
> > of use, document ModuleFinder.modules
> Documentation changes are good tasks because we can work them into a
> release without a PEP. I'll go ahead and add this to our pending list.
> > * expose the modulefinder.Module class (I've needed to use
> > Module.__file__ for example)
> Changing the interpreter or standard library modules typically
> require a longer approval cycle than we can use for the contest, so
> we've been avoiding tasks that require core code changes. Changes to
> third-party packages who are willing to participate in the contest
> are fair game, though.
> Thanks for the suggestions!
> > --
> > Daryl
> > On Dec 7, 2007 5:27 AM, Doug Hellmann <doug.hellmann at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Google is running a contest for middle and high school students
> >> called the Google Highly Open Participation (GHOP) contest. The aim
> >> of the contest is to encourage young people to participate in open
> >> source projects. The contest is structured around 10 open source
> >> projects, including the Python Software Foundation. Contestants
> >> participate by completing tasks defined by the projects. If a
> >> contestant completes a task, they get a t-shirt and certificate for
> >> participating in the contest. For every 3 tasks completed, they get
> >> $100 (up to $500). There are also 10 grand prizes to be awarded,
> >> which include a free trip to the Googleplex in Mountain View.
> >> The contest is only about a week old now, and all of the tasks
> >> defined by the PSF have been claimed already! We're the first
> >> project to reach that milestone, and we're really excited about the
> >> level and quality of participation from the contestants. We are
> >> looking for more Python-oriented tasks to be completed by the
> >> contestants.
> >> The Python Users' Group in Atlanta, PyATL, hereby challenges the
> >> BayPiggies to come up with more new task ideas than we do. The
> >> winner retains bragging rights until the next GHOP.
> >> What we need from you are *ideas*. We can work out the specific
> >> details once we have a general idea (though obviously the more
> >> detail you give, the easier it is for us).
> >> Tasks need to be something which can be completed within at most 5
> >> calendar days. They can cover areas like documentation, translation,
> >> testing, development, or outreach. We've had some surprisingly
> >> talented kids participating, so don't worry about making the tasks
> >> too hard. Each task should benefit an established open source
> >> project in some way. The most important characteristic is to make
> >> sure there is a clearly defined completion criteria, so we can tell
> >> when the task is done.
> >> For examples of the existing tasks, check out the issue list at:
> >> http://code.google.com/p/google-highly-open-participation-psf/
> >> Is there a module or project that needs help with documentation? Is
> >> there a plugin missing for a tool you use a lot? Do you have a
> >> weekend project you've been meaning to write but never quite found
> >> the time for? Tell us about it, and maybe we'll find someone to do
> >> it for you.
> >> Doug
> >> PS - Our meeting isn't until next week so you have a head start. Use
> >> it well! :-)
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