Summer of Code/Tayba Wasim

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I have followed Outreachy’s format along with some additional questions

Name Tayba Wasim

Do I meet the eligibility criteria as stated for GSOC programme? Yes

Preferred Pronoun She

Email Address

IRC nick Tabs16

Internet Presence


Location Jaipur, Rajasthan , India (+5.30 GMT)

Education I am a Sophomore Undergraduate Student, pursuing Bachelor of Technology with Computer Science and Engineering as major in The LNM Institute of Information Technology,Jaipur,India.

First language English

How did you hear about this programme? I got to know about this programme from the open source community of our college. My experience with the organization's product as a user and as a contributor Sugar Labs, a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization has its origins in the One Laptop Per Child project .The mission of Sugar Labs is to support the Sugar community of users and developers and establish regional, autonomous “Sugar Labs” around the world to help learners “learn how to learn” by tailoring Sugar to local languages and curricula.

The mission of Sugar Labs is quite noble and I wanted to be a part of this mission, so I started contributing to Music Blocks.

I have always been a lover of Music but never got the opportunity to learn the concepts and then apply them at the same time but Music Blocks helped me achieve this. Music Blocks is a project under Sugar Labs and it is a collection of manipulative tools for exploring fundamental musical concepts in an integrative and fun way.Since the day I got introduced to Music Blocks, I have been a regular user. I have also shared my experience on

I have already made a number of contributions and would love to continue contributing to Music Blocks and to Sugar Labs organisation in general since it gives me utmost pleasure when my work gets beneficial to millions of users.I have also contributed to Turtle Blocks and have been a user of TamTam activity in sugar. Link to my contributions

Please describe your experience with any other FOSS projects as a user and as a contributor: I am a regular user of open-source SVG editor, Inkscape. I am also a regular user of Firefox and Firefox nightly. Moreover, I have contributed to Mozilla organisation in their To help drive nightly reboot for Mozilla project which involved bug triaging and checking their validity.

Link to my Bugzilla handle can be found by email :​

Bugzilla Profile Page :

Please describe any relevant projects that you have worked on previously and what knowledge you gained from working on them (include links): I have worked on projects like MedQA which involves knowledge of front end skills i.e. HTML,CSS and Javascript and python + flask framework. Moreover, I did a project of Computer Society of India(CSI) which was based on Data Visualisation in Javascript which helped me improvise my analytical skills as well.More projects are on my github handle including a social networking site in Java which is currently under progress. What project(s) are you interested in (these can be in the same or different organizations)?

I am most interested in the project Timbre Widget for Music Blocks under Sugar Labs organisation.

Mentors Walter Bender and Devin Ulibarri

Please describe the details and the timeline of the work you plan to accomplish on the project you are most interested in (discuss these first with the mentor of the project):

Note ​:​ Please go through the link provided below as in this link I have illustrated all the sketches and the widget implementation up to date.

Project idea implementation link​ : The following link ​discusses how the timbre widget can be implemented for Music blocks which will be a valuable addition to the software benefiting millions of users at the same time: LINK

Work Timeline​ :

Before May 30​ 
Get up to speed to begin working on the project
May 30 - June 26​ 
Make the UI of the timbre widget block to be established perfectly along with looking into the details and also implementation to modify the UI in order to cater to the needs of the users. I will also modify some existing blocks such as set-synth block to increase its functionality during this period.
June 27 - July 24​ 
Finish the UI part of the block completely and make the functions of

the block work with the power of Tone.js

July 25 - August 30​ 
In this period, I will work on including graphs or pictorial representations for the block to make it conceptually rich for the users. As of now, I intend to include graphs for representing how the options of the timbre block will modify the sound.

I also intend to make the widget more advanced in this period, for example,inclusion of multiple timbre widgets working at the same time.

Will you have any other time commitments, such as school work, exams, research, another job, planned vacation, etc., between March 30, 2017 and August 30, 2017? Please provide exact dates for these commitments and the number of hours a week these commitments take.

I have my fourth semester exams from April 27-May 6, 2017. After May 6,2017 , I have my summer vacations till July 31,2017. I have got no other work commitments in this time period.

If a student, please list the courses you will be taking between March 30, 2017 and August 30, 2017, how many credits you will be taking, and how many credits a full-time student normally takes at your school. Please provide a link or upload your program's suggested curriculum by semester, which includes the suggested number of credits in each semester. Please provide a link or upload your school's academic calendar.

Academic calendar :

Suggested curriculum :

Course Credits (21)
Theory of Computation 3
Operating Systems 3
Operating Systems Lab 2
Program Elective 1 3
Program Elective 2 3
Software Engineering 3
Open Elective Cluster 1 3
HSS Cluster 1 3
Total Credits 17/20/23

Me and Community

If your project is successfully completed, what will its impact be on the Sugar Labs community?

My answer
If the project is successfully completed, it will be a great addition to Music

Blocks project.Moreover, the addition of Timbre Widget to Music Blocks will benefit Sugar Labs Community and millions of users who use Music Blocks to learn music in a fun and interactive way. The Timbre WIdget will allow the users to modify the timbre of the sound and help the users to learn the concepts of Music in an interactive way.

Walter Bender’s answer 
The goal of Music Blocks (and Sugar in general) to provide a

rich set of tools, which the student can deconstruct and remake. The current Music Blocks implementation stops short of letting the student deconstruct the sounds used in their programs. The Timbre Widget will enable the student to open up the sounds, removing the last black box within the language.

What will you do if you get stuck on your project and your mentor isn't around? If I get stuck on the project and my mentor isn’t around, I will search about the problem and will try different approaches until it is solved. If it’s a conceptual bug, I will strengthen the concept first and then solve it. If the problem still persists,I will try to finish the other part of the project.

How do you propose you will be keeping the community informed of your progress and any problems or questions you might have over the course of the project? I am highly active on IRC with the nickname Tabs16 and have good communication over it with my mentors as well as other members of the community. I can keep the community informed about my progress as well as clear my doubts on the IRC.Morever, I am in contact with some members of the Sugar Labs Community over email.