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Codefest AOSS 2008

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A summary of the AOSS 2008 Codefest event in which dozens of Hong Kong and Guangzhou students worked with international open source software mentors.

A summary of the AOSS 2008 Codefest event in which dozens of Hong Kong and Guangzhou students worked with international open source software mentors.

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  • 1. AOSS 2008 CODEFEST REPORT
  • 2. CODEFEST GOAL PARTICIPANTS PROJECTS REFLECTIONS
  • 3. GOALS BRING TOGETHER STUDENTS AND EXPERIENCED DEVELOPERS DIFFERENT CULTURES ALLOW STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT CREATE SOME NEW OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE SUBMIT PATCHES TO OPEN SOURCE PROJECTS
  • 4. CODEFEST PARTICIPANTS
  • 5. 40 HONG KONG & GUANGZHOU STUDENTS
  • 6. INTERNATIONAL MENTORS
  • 7. TEACHERS, LOCAL DEVELOPERS, AND OSS CENTER STAFF
  • 8. MIX
  • 9. CODEFEST PARTICIPANTS ~ 40 STUDENTS 8 MENTORS 3 JAPAN, 4 CHINA, 1 CONFUSED TEACHERS, LOCAL DEVELOPERS, GDLC & HKOSSC STAFF OVER 70 PARTICIPANTS IN TOTAL
  • 10. PROJECTS APACHE TUSCANY BUG FIXES (BUG TUSCANY- 1974) RADIANT CMS EXTENSIONS PYTHON CHINESE LUNAR CALENDAR API
  • 11. PROJECTS LINUX EXT4: FASTER INODE TO NAME DISTRIBUTED HANOI DEBIAN ON KURO BOX
  • 12. LEARNING GTK NETWORK PROTOCOL ANALYIZER PYTHON UNIT TESTING DJANGO RUBY ON RAILS SUBVERSION
  • 13. REFLECTIONS quot;IT WAS TRULY A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE OF OSS DEVELOPMENT. THE CHAOS, THE HARD WORK, AND THE FRIENDSHIP ARE ALL UNFORGETTABLE. quot; - RICK TONG, LINUX EXT4
  • 14. REFLECTIONS quot;KERNEL PROGRAMMING SHOULD NEVER BE TRIED BY A NORMAL HUMAN BEING. quot; - MAX, LINUX EXT4 TEAM
  • 15. REFLECTIONS quot;BIG BROTHER (THE MENTOR) WAS BRILLIANT. WITHOUT HIS HINTS AND PASSION, WE COULD HAVE NEVER FINISHED THIS PROJECT. - YANG, LINUX quot; EXT4 TEAM
  • 16. REFLECTIONS quot;CODEFEST HAS GIVEN ME AN OPPORTUNITY TO UNDERSTAND STUDENTS FROM ANOTHER CULTURE. I TALKED IN CRAPPY MANDARIN, ASSISTED BY ENGLISH PHASES, BUT THE COOPERATION WAS STILL AWESOME. quot; - RICK MAK, RADIANTCMS TEAM
  • 17. REFLECTIONS quot;THE INTRODUCTION OF RUBY ON RAILS BY AARON (THE MENTOR) WAS REALLY SYSTEMATIC AND PRACTICAL. I HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO FIND ANYTHING EVEN CLOSE TO IT IN SCHOOL. quot; - CHRIS, RADIANTCMS TEAM
  • 18. REFLECTIONS quot;I WILL DEFINITELY JOIN IF CODEFEST WILL BE HELD AGAIN.quot; - CHUN, APACHE TUSCANY TEAM
  • 19. REFLECTIONS GREAT LOCATION GOOD VARIETY RELAX BUT EXCITED ATMOSPHERE INTERESTING PROJECTS MOTIVATED STUDENTS
  • 20. REFLECTIONS SELECT ACTIVITIES WHICH CAN BE COMPLETED IN THE TIME FRAME PREPARE INTRODUCTORY MATERIAL FOR STUDENTS KNOW WHICH SOFTWARE TOOLS YOU NEED AND HAVE THEM READY
  • 21. TO GDLC AND HKOSSC ORGANIZERS TO THE TEACHERS AND DEVELOPERS TO THE MENTORS ESPECIALLY TO THE STUDENTS HTTP://CODEFEST2008.WIKI.ZOHO.COM/

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