GSoC

Tony Atkins tony at raisingthefloor.org
Wed Mar 11 09:08:41 UTC 2020


Hi, Yash.

First, I wanted to comment on the difficulties you mention with IRC, which
is a common problem for new community members.  The IRC channel is a
real-time means of communicating with the community, and you'll see the
most responsive feedback if you use the channel during the hours when
people are around to respond.  As many of you have learned by experience,
most of the community are available during North American working hours.  I
am one of the few mentors available during European working hours.

IRC also depends on your client staying connected, which can be confusing.
Many people join, ask a question, and then disconnect.  So if people come
online and respond, the original poster is not around to hear the answer.
There are strategies to help with this, such as:

   1. Leaving your client connected (if you do not have consistent internet
   or are traveling, there are web-based clients that stay connected and keep
   transcripts for you).
   2. When you first connect, read the transcripts linked from the channel
   topic to see if anyone responded to your question while you were offline.
   3. Use this mailing list, especially for conversations that don't
   necessarily have to happen in real time.

I encourage our new community members to stick with it, and look forward to
talking with you soon.

On that note, as we've discussed in other threads, starting next Monday,
proposals are accepted for projects.  You mentioned being interested in the
gamepad project.  I can't speak for other mentors, but I am willing to
chat, read proposal drafts and give feedback ahead of time.  Please let me
know if you have questions or need input regarding the gamepad project.

Cheers,


Tony

On Tue, 10 Mar 2020 at 10:38, Yash Mathne <yash6866 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey there,
>
> I am Yash Mathne, a Computer Science student with 2 years of experience
> with web development. I would love to contribute to GSOC'2020 on either the
> Extension Porting project or the Navigation Using Gamepad project. I have
> already started working on the latter and tracked down a few issues with
> the already existing solutions for the same. And as for the former, I am
> currently reviewing the code base and reading up on how to port chrome
> extension to other browsers while working on some issues listed on your
> issue tracker such as converting the extention to a vertical stack. Please
> direct me to a proper channel of communication as the IRC channel doesn't
> seem to be responsive.
>
> Thank you,
> Yash Mathne
>
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