Hi all :)
I got selected for Google summer of code this year and this article is all about my journey .
How i found Public Lab ?
My journey begins on my 20th birthday , I had my university exams going on and i had no mood to study on that day . Luckily i had met a friend of mine the previous day who told me about this program — Google summer of code . Somehow i started reading more about GSOC and then i started looking at some Open-Source Projects and i found — Public Lab ❤ !
I forked the project PLOTS2 and started looking for some First-Timer issues .
Why made me choose Public Lab ?
The community is really welcoming to first timers . There are many quality First-Timers-Only issues which are beautifully constructed telling you everything you need to know to solve that issue . The mentors are really supportive and helpful and are full of amazing ideas .
I still remember that feeling when one of my contribution went Live on the website . One of my contribution prior to GSOC selection .
What do you get by contributing ?
1.) You get to learn !
You get to make your hands dirty on various interesting issues .
2.) Your contributions make a real impact !
All your contributions go live to production and are used by many people .
3.) Your code is reviewed by experienced developers from various parts of the world.
They tell you how you can improve your code and become a better coder .
4.) Most important of all !
You become part of this awesome community :) .
About my GSOC project :
2.) Implementing Reply by Twitter feature . This will bring more data to Public Lab site .
My Mentors :
• Stevie Lewis
• Bronwen Densmore
Its been an amazing journey so far and i look forward to code , learn and meet new developers this summer .
I am undergraduate student at Delhi Technological University , India .
Happy coding !