GSoC coding period, so it begins!
Finally the community bonding period has ended and the actual work has started.
So what was the community bonding period all about?
Well this one month long period was provided to us so that we can go through the existing codebase of our project, get in touch with our mentors, become familiar with the community’s work environment and lay down a set of milestones that are to be achieved throughout the summer.
Though some of the students already do this work while they are preparing to apply with the Organization i.e. In the month of Feb and March, still going through the milestones once again and discussing them with other selected students and mentors is always a healthy practice.
Features having higher priority were assigned an earlier deadline whereas the less important ones were assigned a later date.
We also have to provide a daily scrum email to the mentors highlighting the work done by us the earlier day and what we planned to do today.
Sounds good, now what?
Well the main focus now is to create more issues on the github repository according to the points mentioned in the User Story and send patches to fix them.
As you might have noticed in the User story doc, we are planning to have 2 apps, one for the normal public and another for the event organizers and speakers.
So we are planning to get the public release done by the mid term evaluations (27th June).
Tho there are many features in the app that are yet to be implemented and while I am still learning how to implement most of them, still I’m sure that I will be able to pull it off by this summer.
Ugh, what was your project about?!
Did I not mention that? Dang!
FOSSASIA’s OpenEvent Android app aims to consolidate important information about FOSSASIA’s developer conference, into a single easy-to-use app along with giving the user much-needed important extra features.
Moreover as the app is open source anyone can fork it, replace the existing APIs with his custom ones and create a custom app for any event that they are planning to host.
Our end goal is to make our app’s code to be used for the Google I/O 2017 and Facebook’s F8 developer conference. (Pretty Rad right?)
So that was all about my project and plans for this summer.
Hope to have a great learning experience and kudos to you for giving your time to go through this ‘not so well’ written doc. 😅
Until next time. 👋 👋