On Mon, Dec 03, 2012 at 04:09:29PM -0500, Mo Morsi wrote:
Hey all just a reminder, this is still going on and tasks can be
This is a contest for high school students so tasks have to be quite a bit
smaller in scope than what your used to and mentoring students takes some
time, but is definitely a worthwhile experience IMO.
As before, if you're interested in this just shout out here or on IRC and
we can figure something out.
I think this would be interesting, though I'm struggling with the
forwarded email. I'm assuming it was just a phrasing thing, but it came
across more like, "Make a list of menial labor for high school students
to do!" than about creating a rewarding program that helps them get
One thing that I think might be interesting, if a little open-ended,
would be for people to pick some sort of user story (or invent one),
inspired by our Personas, and then set up Aeolus + run it through its
paces, creating good documentation on the process. I think it would:
a.) Get us good new-user feedback. I think it's easy for us full-time
developers to just become accustomed to odd workflows or whatnot.
b.) Get us good step-by-step documentation around setup and workflows.
We haven't always done a good job here, and getting someone to write
about actually using Conductor for an interesting task would be great.
c.) Give the student(s) experience with cloud computing, open source
projects, documentation, usability, and testing/QA.
I'm a little confused by the email referring to it as a 'contest',
though. Is the type of thing I described not what they're looking for?
Another potential task might be the Redmine-to-Github wiki conversion,
which has been my "next-up" task for several weeks without me actually
getting to it. But I had hoped that part of the process would be to
go through pages and identify what is crap, what needs updating, and
what is still current, which isn't something that lends itself to
I'm kind of asking here because I wonder if these are the sort of things
the project is actually looking for. Do you have a link to the actual