[development] Desperate plea for help on the GHOP program
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Thu Dec 13 10:19:07 UTC 2007
Angela Byron wrote:
> 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:
> Bad news: We need *help* to maintain this momentum.
Ok, well. First, my sincere thanks to the handful of amazing people who
heeded my cry for help and created some *excellent* task ideas at
http://drupal.org/project/issues/ghop, as well as the team who's been
helping with the ongoing GHOP administration/mentoring/reviewing/etc.
With your efforts, we were able to add 5 new tasks in the past 48 hours
(4 of which have since been claimed), with probably another 5 to come as
soon as minor revisions are made.
To the rest of you, I don't really know what else to do.
I've tried asking for help on the mailing lists.
I've tried asking for help on Drupal Planet.
I've tried asking for help in IRC.
I've tried RE-asking for help on the devel list.
I've now tried asking for help on the front page of Drupal.org, as well.
We have /tons/ of students who are literally chomping at the bit to work
with the Drupal community, and snapping up tasks as quickly as we can
make them. And we have /tons/ of stuff around here that needs doing and
would make a great learning experience for a student. But yet only a
tiny fraction of our community is stepping up to help join those two
needs together. It's quite frustating, I have to say. :(
We're now down to a whopping *8 available tasks* for students to choose
Plone has 70, MoinMoin has 50, and Joomla! and Plone have 35. I know
where I would be focusing my energies if I were a student in this
contest, and it wouldn't be with Drupal. This is a real shame. The
results from the first two weeks of this program were absolutely
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