here are my notes from the GSoC Meeting we had during oSC16.
1. Introduction Round
* Chris reminded us to do our Mid-Term evaluation! In the meantime
all students have passed the mid-term, hooray :-)
* Ancor highlighted Martins blogging style with nearly daily posts
about technical details. Check it out -> https://thingsofgeek.com/
* Matheus: http://msfernandes.github.io/
* Ana Maria: https://gsocwithopensuse.wordpress.com/
* Joaquin: http://joaquinyeray.me/
* Rishabh: https://rishabhstr.wordpress.com/
* Shalom: https://shalom7blog.wordpress.com/
* Ana reported she got visitors to her blog from countries she didn't
know existed ;-)
* Mentors agreed that blogging is an important skill to learn for
Free Software hackers
* We need to do a better job at distributing what is blogged.
* Do weekly digests on news.o.o
* Josef suggests to spread the blog posts to opensuse-project
3. Mentor<>Student Meetings
* Josef likes daily Video calls
* A telegram group works for Hernan/Artem + student
* IRC for Chris/Henne + Ana Maria
* Maybe additionally we need some place to hang out and talk to each
other about real life? Something that is easier to operate than
IRC. Chris & Henne will investigate.
3. What kind of support is missing for students?
* More introduction to the general openSUSE community from the
* Some introduction to the ways of Free Software. Like what are you
expected to do. Commit early, often. What happens during code
4. Code reviews
* Different types of comments, functionality vs. style
* Josef suggests to be more verbose in in the beginning. More
links to documentation, blog posts etc.
* YaST uses different tags to signify importance of comments
* Mentors should share their experience about code-reviews
* Stella and Henne are a bit frustrated at the merge rate and think
more merges would be a good feeling for mentors and students
* Hernans team @SUSE assigns PRs to people and they are expected to
review it within a day
* In general we agreed that mentors need to share their experience and
best practices about code-reviews more
4. How did students get involved in openSUSE. Why us?
* Ana had a selection of 6 projects she liked and the friendliness of
the OSEM community was the biggest factor for her decision
* For Rishabh is was a senior student from his university that
encouraged him to do Free Software in general and in the end it was
Chris encouragement that sucked him in.
* Stellas student is doing this as his mandatory practical training
* Matheus said the main reason was 101.opensuse.org
that pulled him in
* Ancor used Chris slides in his own university to attract students
* Everyone said that they feel that support from Universities about
GSoC is lacking
That's what I noted down, hope you like it!
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