[Sugar-devel] [SLOBS] GCI'18 Report

Alex Perez aperez at alexperez.com
Thu Jan 31 12:21:06 EST 2019

Yes, thank you sincerely for this report...my thoughts/responses are 

Chihurumnaya Ibiam wrote on 1/31/19 6:38 AM:
> Hi Everyone,
> This is a report about last year's GCI.
> 674 students participated. Of those, 245 completed at least one task.
This works out to just over 36% of the "participants" actually 
participating in a substantive way.
> The most popular task completed by students was our beginner task: 
> "Make a Pull Request", which was completed by 100 students.
Or, approximately 15% of 674.
> 60 students completed the "Install the Sugar Environment" task.
Under 9%
> • Briefly what was merged; that is, the work that has become part of
>   the Sugar Labs software.
> We have about 91 PRs that were merged,
Is there a list of the Pull Requests listed below? I'd like to 
personally examine how many of them are substantive.
> Sugar/Activities = 20
> Sugarizer = 20
> MusicBlocks = 38
> TurtleBlocks = 2
> Sugar Social = 6
> Sugar Website = 5
> The event was fun and I enjoyed every bit of it.
> • How we might improve next year.
> It may seem like conventional wisdom that some of our mentors lacked 
> knowledge about some tasks or weren't contributors to Sugar Labs but 
> every mentor had previously contributed to Sugar Labs in one way or 
> another.
> It'll be great if the tasks we want are agreed upon as an org, as this 
> gives a definite direction and narrows down the type of tasks we have.
> Although it seems as if we got little if any help from the  community 
> in generating task ideas. It was all on the shoulders of just a few of 
> us. That needs to improve.
What would be the ideal way to improve this, from your perspective?
> And I think we had too many open-ended design tasks -- we should pare 
> back that somewhat next year, but not eliminate them. (They are 
> required by Google, for one thing.) Maybe structure them such that a 
> student can only do 1 or 2 simple design tasks by marking them as 
> beginner tasks (although I think that was the case for the most part 
> this year too.)
> -- 
> Ibiam Chihurumnaya
> ibiamchihurumnaya at sugarlabs.org <mailto:ibiamchihurumnaya at gmail.com>

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