[IAEP] Sugar Digest 2012-11-30

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 15:54:28 EST 2012

Perhaps we could break the editing update into chapters.


On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 3:44 PM, James Simmons <nicestep at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am wondering if I did the best possible job setting up my tasks for the
> Google code-in.  Judging from
> http://www.google-melange.com/gci/dashboard/google/gci2012#all_org_tasks
> it looks like lots of small tasks are most attractive to potential students.
> I wrote up a little page explaining some possible improvements, each one of
> which could be considered a task, but on Melange it looks like updating the
> book is considered one big task.  So I'm wondering if that needs to be
> changed and how to go about it.
> Whether it as part of the Google code-in or not, I hope to work with the
> Python Joven and others like them to make an improved version of MYOSA and
> give them a shot at literary immortality.  It isn't fair for me to keep all
> of it for myself.
> James Simmons
>> 2. Google Code-In [3] began on Monday. We have 22 mentors [4], 40
>> students [5], and 79 out of 132 tasks already completed [6]. (More
>> tasks are coming on-line soon.) The contest runs for 6 weeks, so it is
>> not too late to sign up as a mentor [7] and to recruit students to
>> participate [8]. Some highlights include new tutorials for Turtle Art,
>> using Sugar in a Virtual Machine, and using Sugar on a Stick; a new
>> feature: load a background image on the home screen; and numerous
>> patches in support of internationalization. Some of the usual suspects
>> are making their usual outstanding contributions, while some new
>> talent is also emerging. Thanks to everyone (mentors, students, and
>> Google) for participating.
>> [6]
>> http://www.google-melange.com/gci/dashboard/google/gci2012#all_org_tasks

Walter Bender
Sugar Labs

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