Wednesday, December 05, 2007

GHOP students ROCK!

I've been involved in the GHOP project for the last couple of weeks (although not as much as I'd have liked, due to time constraints) and I've been constantly amazed by the high quality of the work produced by the GHOP participants, who, let's not forget, are all still in high-school! I think all mentors were surprised at the speed with which the tasks were claimed, and at the level of proficiency showed by the students.

This bodes very well for Open Source in general, and for the Python community in particular. I hope that the students will continue to contribute to existing Python projects and start their own.

Here are some examples from tasks that I've been involved with:
Other students have already submitted patches that were accepted and applied to projects such as the stdlib logging module.

If you want to witness all this for yourself, and maybe get some help for your project from some really smart students, send an email with your proposal for tasks to the GHOP discussion list.

2 comments:

Charles McCreary said...

I saw your post on Unofficial Python and showed it to my daughter (Oscar8thegrouch). She really worked hard on it. She taught herself the markup used in ReStructuredText and learned quite a bit. She used svn diff and make for the first time! It helps that all of the computers in the house are running linux distros.

She was so excited to hear that she is a contributor to the stdlib. Both she and her little sister are constantly checking to see if there are any new projects.

Grig Gheorghiu said...

Hi, Charles

I'm very glad your daughter chose to participate. It's an experience that she'll probably never forget. Great to hear that my post contributed to spreading the word on GHOP!

Grig