I knew that this day will come , when I will look back and reminisce about the great time I had with the WikiToLearn family ( <3 ) during the course of my Google Summer of Code 2016 project : WikiRatings.
So on February 26,2016 I texted Davide about my interest in one of the WikiToLearn projects. I got an immense amount of support from the community as well due to which I was able to prepare a good proposal and finally got my project selected for GSoC-2016
Now all I had was a terrific opportunity to completely transform my work ethics and take my technical temperament to a next level because the people I was (still am and will be <3 ) working were the respective domain experts and always motivated me to come up with my own ideas .
Today, when I look back I realize how extraordinary my last 3 months were! It was like a proper exposure to the production level development. I interacted with my mentors on daily basis and they too were regular with their work. They constantly gave me useful reviews and helped me to think in the right direction. Over this period I have developed a great bonding with my community (We joked about stuff like how buying a MACBOOK will turn me into a bad boy. LOL! ) .
WikiToLearn community is one of the most supportive organisation I have ever worked with. The environment was(certainly is and will be <3 ) so healthy and passionate that I never felt that I was working , it all felt like a leisure pursuit.Due to this fact, I was able to deliver the major components of my GSoC project(WikiRating Video Demo) , so my current TODO list looks like this:
- Construction of a Rating Engine that can assess the quality of a Page on WikiToLearn platform.
- A MediaWiki Extension that serves as the User Interface and collects votes as well as displays Page Ratings.
- Code cleaning and documentation.
Right now I am back to my college, I am doing some mild code cleaning.A new chapter is about to begin. Gradually everything will come back to it’s previous state: Classes, Assignments,Friends and maybe I will get even busier eventually, but once in a while whenever I will look back I am sure to find my WikiToLearn family holding my hand.