Revision as of 23:22, 21 April 2013 by Andrew Nicols (Correct link to GSOC Chat)
The following is expected from our GSOC students:
During the community bonding period
- Ensure you've introduced yourself in our GSOC Introductions forum.
- Create a specification for your project in Moodle Docs and post in an appropriate Using Moodle forum asking for feedback.
- Post in your blog about your project specification and/or your first impressions of the Moodle community. Tag your entries 'moodle' and 'gsoc'.
- Attend an online orientation meeting (date to be confirmed).
- Subscribe to the GSoC iCal Calendar.
- Create an issue for your project in the Tracker (Project="Non-core contributed modules", Type=task).
- Start to create sub-tasks that reflect your project schedule.
- Arrange a weekly meeting time with your mentor(s).
- Login to moodle.org and read any forum posts of interest to you.
- Chat with your mentor(s) (if not contactable, contact Michael d).
- Participate in the GSOC group chat firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the coding period
- Refine your specification based on feedback from your mentor and the wider Moodle community.
- Refine/add sub-tasks in your tracker issue.
- Post your code as patches to tracker sub-tasks initially, alternately changes can be posted to Git with links added to tracker issues.
- Post regularly in the forums to build a dialogue with the community. Advertise major milestones to maintain community interest and draw in new testers and more feedback.
- Towards the end of this period, create user documentation following the guidelines for contributed code.
- Post in your blog summarising what you've been working on, any problems you've run into, and what you're planning to do next.
- Have a meeting with your mentor.
- Participate in the GSOC group chat.
In the final week
- Post in your blog a summary of everything you have worked on for GSOC.
- Finalise your tracker issue with the download link to the code for your project.
- Post in an appropriate Using Moodle forum to inform the community of your project work.
- Ensure that user documentation for your project is available in Moodle Docs.
- If possible, share your code by adding a plugin to the Plugins repository, including discussion and documentation links.