[development] Desperate plea for help on the GHOP program

Wim Mostrey drupal at mostrey.be
Tue Dec 11 09:54:47 UTC 2007

Do you have to be in a certain group to be able to select the type and 
owner of
a task on code.google.com? I created task 81 but am unable to select 
either, or
to update the task for that matter. Not having a "preview" button is a pain.


Quoting Angela Byron <drupal-devel at webchick.net>:

> GHOP: Google Contest. Week-long tasks (coding, documentation, or 
> otherwise) that 13-18 year olds knock out of the park. See 
> http://drupal.org/node/195913 for contest details.
> Good news: These students are frickin' awesome. Check out our list of 
> completed tasks so far: 
> http://code.google.com/p/google-highly-open-participation-drupal/issues/list?can=1&q=status%3AClosed Bad news: We need *help* to maintain this 
> momentum.
> Current stats are available at: http://groups.drupal.org/node/7569
> Python is currently kicking everyone's ass in terms of tasks 
> completed by their students. This is directly related to the amount 
> of focus their reviewers are able to give.
> We have had the following tasks have been under review for > 24 hours 
> and are *actively halting these students from taking on more tasks*, 
> as well as likely creating sour feelings towards Drupal as a project 
> for holding them back. *Reviews needed here ASAP please.*
> * Performance profile Drupal 6: http://drupal.org/node/196907
> * User experience usability report: http://drupal.org/node/197221
> * Drupal 6 Theme: http://drupal.org/node/197227
> * Mockups for hard-to-use pages: http://drupal.org/node/197311
> * Port Text CAPTCHA to 6.x: http://drupal.org/node/198598
> * Display module memory usage: http://drupal.org/node/198053
> For a full list of GHOP issues that need review at any given time 
> (ideally this is always at zero), please see: 
> http://drupal.org/project/issues/?text=GHOP&states=8
> Drupal is also currently tied for *second fewest* open tasks 
> available. This means that there's a far more likely chance of a 
> student going to a project like Joomla! or MoinMoin that has a better 
> task selection.
> Please help by creating additional, high-quality tasks. Everyone has 
> "little" things they wish they had time to work on. Write them up as 
> task ideas to http://drupal.org/node/add/project-issue/ghop as a 
> "Task idea" according to the guidelines at 
> http://code.google.com/p/google-highly-open-participation-drupal/wiki/HowToWriteAGoodTask. Remember that tasks don't have to be just about coding (documentation, translation, usability, etc. are also on topic), although coding tasks _are_ popular. 
> :)
> Thanks for your attention to this. If GHOP continues to go as well as 
> it has, it looks like we'll gain some very valuable long-term 
> contributors  (and in fact, I think we already have).
> -Angie

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