Summer of Code/2015/Web Confusion Mandeep
What is your name?
What is your email address?
What is your Sugar Labs wiki username?
What is your IRC nickname on irc.freenode.net?
What is your first language? (We have mentors who speak multiple languages and can match you with one of them if you'd prefer.)
My first language is Punjabi. But I am comfortable with English too.
Where are you located, and what hours (UTC) do you tend to work? (We also try to match mentors by general time zone if possible.)
Location: Ludhiana, India Time Zone: UTC +5:30 (Indian Standard Time)
Working hours: I will be available for 40 hours/week. Till May 31, I will be having End Semester exams. I'll be having my 6 months training starting from June 1. So I'll be working full time by then i.e. 50-60 hours/week. No restriction of time limit.
Have you participated in an open-source project before? If so, please send us URLs to your profile pages for those projects, or some other demonstration of the work that you have done in open-source. If not, why do you want to work on an open-source project this summer?
I'd worked on open-source project "Booking System"(https://github.com/rvirdiz/booking_system). Since approximately an year, I am using Ubuntu(GNU/Linux) as my primary OS and after exploring and knowing the power of open-source created my affection towards it. And I think GSoC is the good way for participating in open-source for some large and real-time project.
About your project
What is the name of your project?
Describe your project in 10-20 sentences. What are you making? Who are you making it for, and why do they need it? What technologies (programming languages, etc.) will you be using?
The project 'Web Confusion' aims for teaching the kids web technologies like HTML and CSS interactively. As the web technologies are emerging and basics of web development, this project will also help children for sowing the seeds of creativity in them. By learning these technologies, kids will get help building their own website in the future.
The project focuses on creating the tutorials in the forms of chapters. There are 3 chapters for both HTML and CSS. The chapters will further include levels, each level with its own small and easy to follow task. In this project, I'll be using HTML5 and CSS3 as planned. The reference guide to be used for creating the tutorials is Pocket HTML from http://goer.org/HTML. Also there is endless information can be found online about these and appropriate resources may be used after discussing with the mentor.
What is the timeline for development of your project? The Summer of Code work period is from May 19 - August 22; tell us what you will be working on each week. (As the summer goes on, you and your mentor will adjust your schedule, but it's good to have a plan at the beginning so you have an idea of where you're headed.) Note that you should probably plan to have something "working and 90% done" by the midterm evaluation (27 June); the last steps always take longer than you think, and we will consider cancelling projects which are not mostly working by then.
|Before May 25||Discussion with mentors about the project, read more about the relevant technologies to be used and to get myself familiar with the code and working environment more clearly.|
|May 25 - June 5||Wrap up the ideas and create basic template.|
|June 6 - June 13||HTML Chapter 1|
|June 14 - June 21||HTML Chapter 2|
|June 22 - June 29||HTML Chapter 3|
|June 30 - July 7||CSS Chapter 1|
|July 8 - July 15||CSS Chapter 2|
|July 16 - July 23||CSS Chapter 3|
|July 24 - July 26||Finding Bugs|
|July 27 - August 6||Fixing Bugs using unit testing.|
|August 7 - August 17||Start documentation. It will include the user's documentation as well as the deveoper's documentation.|
|August 18 - August 24||Final evaluation and submitting project code to Google.|
Convince us, in 5-15 sentences, that you will be able to successfully complete your project in the timeline you have described. This is usually where people describe their past experiences, credentials, prior projects, schoolwork, and that sort of thing, but be creative. Link to prior work or other resources as relevant.
As being the Computer Science student, I needed some real-time project to work on for my 6 months training as I'll also learn a lot from it. As After finishing my end semester exams I will be completely free to devote as much time and efforts I can make. Because I'll be having my 6 months training after my exams and I'll be doing this project as full time. I am really confident that I'll finish my project before the deadline.
You and the community
If your project is successfully completed, what will its impact be on the Sugar Labs community? Give 3 answers, each 1-3 paragraphs in length. The first one should be yours. The other two should be answers from members of the Sugar Labs community, at least one of whom should be a Sugar Labs GSoC mentor. Provide email contact information for non-GSoC mentors.
My Opinion: Almost everything nowadays is linked with the Internet directly or indirectly. Internet is the future. The major purpose of Internet is to provide knowledge. Hence this project is all about Web, it will work like sowing the seed of creativity in children.
Tony Anderson(mentor): The intent is to assist primary school learners to develop skill in creating web pages using HTML and CSS.
Providing a structured environment for learning HTML and CSS will help
some learners learn through doing.
What will you do if you get stuck on your project and your mentor isn't around?
If I am stuck at some place on my project and my mentor isn't around then I'll search for the problem on the Internet because Internet is the sea of knowledge. If that doesn't help then I'll ask on relative mailing lists, IRC channels and problem sharing platforms like stackoverflow. While waiting for the working solutions from these platforms(and my mentor), I'll continue with another sub-task of the project and discuss with mentor when available.
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?
While maintaining the code on Github with regular commits, I'll keep informing the community about my progress through the blog(mandeep7.wordpress.com), mailing list and/or IRC.
We want to make sure that you can set up a development environment before the summer starts. Please do one of the following:
Send us a link to a screenshot of your Sugar development environment with the following modification: when you hover over the XO-person icon in the middle of Home view, the drop-down text should have your email in place of "logout".
Describe a great learning experience you had as a child.
Is there anything else we should have asked you or anything else that we should know that might make us like you or your project more?