GSoC 2012

Work is there and time is not

Ah! one more week has come to an end. This week was full of ups and downs. I *strongly* beleive I have paced down and is going slow in my work. But there is an entire story behind it. So to make it simple I will use bulleted lists

  • We had GSoC meetup (if you are aware of this blog I am sure you would know about GSoC too ) at Gurgaon office. It was primarily organized by me and was a great trip. Regards to Uttam for helping me in every possible way
  • At this point, my charger broke! and with that I was too. i got it soldered and wrapped it in a celotape. So as of now thats a temp solution to it :-)
  • As in my last blog I said, about HACK-Code for a cause and using the Dataweave API's. Unfortunately we couldn't find the social aspect of that. So we changed our idea and landed upon an idea of an app to bridge the gap b/w users and NGO. It was awesome for us as our team won the first prize :-) and we won an Galaxy Tab2 with Ice cream sandwich. The bad part is we just got one so we are still figuring the proper algo to divide it. As of now its under time-sharing model ;-). We have uploaded the code here

The story doesn't end here. For all these things I had to travel atleast 2 hours in metro and the summer weather had killed me.

With all this, on Monday I had an very important meeting which was again 2 hours away. So it is very true I am exhausted like hell with all these travelling and almost twice in a day.

With all these, I really tried to be on track but some how I missed to put in a lot of my energy. And its true, when you are in a bad feeling and you know you have to do it by hook or crook you do it, I am at the very similar situation now. I know I am lagging in work like hell so I am going as fast I can and working as much as I can. My work includes reading of w3.org specs and trust me it is sometimes impossible for me to find the real and updated one.

BUUUUTTT, with all these the *best* part is, I was very scared to confront it infront of my mentor but trust me my mentor, Teoli is super awesome. he understand everything and motivates me for more. His guidance indeeds plays a very important role in my progress. I am sure I couldn't have acheived my deadlines without his constant support and help. I am eagerly waiting to meet him in person, *one day*. I remember I was trying to draw a patter using linear gradients but was unable to and it was for days. he brainstormed me and within the next 5 min I got it running in all the modern browsers. The story would be incomplete if I dont mention his efforts but if I do I am sure you will take a day to read the entire thing.

Signing off

Cheers

 

Work Started

hi Everyone I am sure you would be enjoying your work as much as I am.

This is my first blogpost after GSoC coding period has started. I started my work from 27th rather 21st (had my exams from 15th-25th and then travelled back to home with 30hours of train journey). I had already notified teoli (he is the *superstar* who guides me when I am not on track) and sheppy (the documentation overlord) on the same. But certainly I didn't loose out on anything as I had worked before 15th to keep my work going.

So far my work is going at a good pace and I will increase my productivity in coming days too. Today is a very Good Day for me. I got an office space at TLabs with the help of Uttam Tripathi and Arpit Agarwal. So, i am working from 10:00 AM till now (almost 6:30PM) with the help of caffeine. I did check in on four square and this is my workstation . the best thing is, they have allowed me to come over and work on my GSoC project with No strings attached. Thank-You both of you.

I also met entrepreneurs from bluegape.com.

Today the productivity was good, but I did face a problem in writing an example for scaleZ as couldn't understand how to test it, but I am not disheartened as I am sure teoli will have some awesome suggestions for me. Infact on scaleZ, today I had a discussion on #CSS on Freenode. it was nice chatting there but no output came as many haven't tested it. Also some folks dint know that scaleZ existed so I had to give them the link -> w3 recommendation

I will share some cool pics soon about my office and work :P. I saw some awesome posters here by bluegape. My favourite one is github poster

Till then you can fork / file bugs / pull request and learn and try out the project

 "DONE IS BETTER THAN PERFECT"

Cheers

Vikash Agrawal

MDN Docsprint

hi Everyone, Welcome again!

So, as you know, I work closely with the MDN team. You could find me on #devmo on irc.mozilla.org. MDN guys are having #mdnsprint commonly known as Doc Sprint. If you dont know what a doc sprint is, then it is an event where document-or's come together and do lots and lots of documentation work. Many documentation related bugs are fixed, and this would be my very first #docsprint and I would be working remotely. I would be contributing to context menu. If you dont know, then no worries, soon I will have a post on context menu. How to use it and how to write one.

Till then we support better Web Docs

Cheers

Better Web docs for a better Web on MDN

Hello world!

Welcome! This my Yet-Another-GSoC blog, and this will help me to keep a check on progress during GSoC.

I hope to code and enjoy all of my summer and this GSoC would certainly be a great opportunity for me to become a long term contributor to the project.

Cheers :)