[Systems] Google Code-in Tasks (Sysadmin)

Martin Abente martin.abente.lahaye at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 13:23:56 EDT 2015

Looks good to me :)

@Walter: What do you think?

On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 2:19 PM, Samuel Cantero <scanterog at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello guys!
> Bernie and I have been thinking about some tasks for the GCI contest. As
> Martin (tch) said in another email, we should double check these tasks are
> "compatible" with the contest topics.
> Below the first draft:
> *Title*: Analyze and optimize the Sugar Labs wiki performance.
> *Category*: Research / QA / Other?
> *Description*:
> The main documentation for the Sugar Labs organization is placed in the
> Sugar Labs wiki. Speeding up the wiki access is important for the community.
> Analyze and optimize our wiki using Google PageSpeed Tools. Get a score of
> 85 or above for the Sugar Labs wiki.
> Google PageSpeed URL: https://developers.google.com/speed/
> *Title*: New mailing list for Sugar Labs.
> *Category*: Research / Other?
> *Description*:
> In Sugar Labs, as most open source organizations, we use mailing lists to
> communicate with one another. Currently, we are using mailman 2.
> Make some research, for example among other open source organizations, to
> propose at least one new open source package to deploy a new mailing list
> for Sugar Labs.
> Implement the chosen software using Docker containers.
> *Title*: Write a Munin plugin to monitor network resource usage on Docker
> containers
> *Category*: Coding
> *Description*:
> In Sugar Labs, we use Docker container to host important services.
> Monitoring the resource usage is critical for the infrastructure health. We
> have written a Munin plugin to monitor CPU and memory usage on Docker
> containers. The next step is  to monitor the network usage on our Docker
> containers. This tasks requires writing a Munin plugin, preferably in Perl,
> for monitoring network resource usage on Docker containers.
> Docker runtime metrics: https://docs.docker.com/articles/runmetrics/
> Git Repo: https://github.com/scanterog/munin-plugin-docker
> Maybe I have to create a new repo for this on the sugarlabs-infra git
> organization.
> *Title*: High availability in our Docker infrastructure.
> *Category*: Research / Other?
> *Description*:
> In Sugar Labs, mainly we use Virtual Machines and Docker containers to
> host our main services. We want you to test the Docker Swarm functionality
> in order to create a Docker cluster.
> For this task, you will have two clean Ubuntu VMs in order to install and
> configure the Docker Swarm. We will provide you also two Docker images. In
> order to complete the task, the docker cluster and the failover
> functionality must be working.
> Any advice is welcome.
> Regards,
> Samuel C.
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