[Baypiggies] FWD: [PSF-Members] GHOP to run again

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Mon Sep 14 22:05:42 CEST 2009

----- Forwarded message from "C. Titus Brown" <ctb at msu.edu> -----

Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 07:01:58 -0700
From: "C. Titus Brown" <ctb at msu.edu>
To: psf-members at python.org
Subject: [PSF-Members] GHOP to run again
Reply-To: titus at idyll.org

Hi folks,

the Google Highly Open Participation contest ('GHOP') is going to run
again this year, assuming they can get some help with the Melange app.
It will run in December starting ~Dec 7th, and closer to Dec I will buzz
this list again with some suggestions and thoughts on how to make GHOP
work well for the PSF and Python.

(Note that this should be a great opportunity for the diversity list
folk to both lead by example AND to encourage young underrepresented
students to get involved with Python, hint.)


If you're not familiar with GHOP, it is a contest framework that lets
Google pay students for doing small units of work (coding, testing, doc
writing, etc.) on a wide variety of projects.  It was a success for the
PSFlast time,


in that tons of doc changes and test fixes got committed to core, many
other projects benefitted, and most of the people involved had a pretty
good time.

However, BEFORE GHOP CAN RUN AGAIN, we (Google + GHOP enthusiasts) need
help with the Melange application.  It's a bit clunky, it hasn't been
used for GHOP before, and it needs some development and a lot of
testing.  Since it's written in Python/Django, and I happen to know
there are a lot of good testing tools available for both Python and
Django, I hope the Python community can help out.

What can I do?

Forward this message on to people you know.

Forward it on or post it publicly, or suggest places for me to post it.

Get involved!

How do I get involved?

Join melange dev:


Areas where melange could use some help:


My blog posts on the subject:


C. Titus Brown, ctb at msu.edu
PSF-Members mailing list
PSF-Members at python.org

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