From:  Carey Pridgeon <carey.pridgeon@gmail.com>
Date:  16 Mar 2013 03:11:42 Hong Kong Time
Newsgroup:  news.mozilla.org/mozilla.education
Subject:  

Re: education Digest, Vol 8, Issue 6

NNTP-Posting-Host:  63.245.216.66

Mike

I've got three weeks of leave from next friday, so I'll make setting up the
build environment and tackling a live bug my project during that break.
I'm assuming that a certain amount of yelling at my computer is part of the
process :)

Carey

On 15 March 2013 19:00,  wrote:

> Send education mailing list submissions to
>         education@lists.mozilla.org
>
> To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit
>         https://lists.mozilla.org/listinfo/education
> or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to
>         education-request@lists.mozilla.org
>
> You can reach the person managing the list at
>         education-owner@lists.mozilla.org
>
> When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific
> than "Re: Contents of education digest..."
>
>
> Today's Topics:
>
>    1. Re:  education Digest, Vol 8, Issue 5 (Michael Hoye)
>    2. Re:  education Digest, Vol 8, Issue 5 (David Rajchenbach-Teller)
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Message: 1
> Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2013 12:46:49 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Michael Hoye 
> To: education@lists.mozilla.org
> Subject: Re: [MozEdu] education Digest, Vol 8, Issue 5
> Message-ID: <10245727.2226772.1363290409535.JavaMail.root@mozilla.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8
>
>
>
> > From: Carey Pridgeon 
> > To: education@lists.mozilla.org
> >
> > My current thinking idea is that I have students studying the work of
> > the
> > Mozilla foundation. Assignments will be active bugs in the current
> > code
> > base of either Firefox, Thunderbird, or the Firefox OS.
>
> > On this aspect I'd like it if I could have Mozilla people working
> > with my
> > students. This support being anything from talking via email to a
> > closer
> > co-operation. You people obviously have lots of work to do, so I
> > could be
> > being too optimistic. The students who will be taking this course
> > will be
> > ones that I've taught since day one at uni, so I would know who to
> > aim at
> > what issue.
>
> Hi, Carey -
>
> I'm glad to hear about this; I've got some ideas how we can make this a
> good experience for you, your students and the veteran Mozilla contributors
> they'll be working with.
>
> We're still sorting out how to reliably approach a situation like yours -
> some of our challenges include making sure the bugs your students accept
> are a good fit and making sure that the professor understands the time
> commitment required and outcomes involved, among other things.
>
> One thing that's very important to us is that the professor we're working
> with have a degree of expertise, not just in programming, but in
> specifically up a work environment and getting to work on the Mozilla
> codebase. There's a certain amount of familiarity with the environment and
> the people around it that contributors and instructors really need to have
> before we can have an effective, rewarding relationship.
>
> To that end, as a first step I'd like you to try taking ownership of and
> resolving your own "first bug". The challenges of getting your build
> environment spun up and a simple fix committed for release is an exercise
> you should really go through, and will give you a much better sense of what
> your students will be doing, how you can grade it, and where they can go in
> the community for help.
>
> Thanks,
>
> - mhoye
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2013 20:49:58 +0100
> From: David Rajchenbach-Teller 
> To: Michael Hoye 
> Cc: education@lists.mozilla.org
> Subject: Re: [MozEdu] education Digest, Vol 8, Issue 5
> Message-ID: <514229E6.2030901@mozilla.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=windows-1252
>
> Hi Carey,
>
> Have you looked at Bugs Ahoy [1] already? This tool lists bugs and other
> tasks that some mentor has promised to oversee if a new contributor
> decides to undertake them. In my experience, this works extremely well ?
> provided the contributors stay in touch, of course.
>
> Best regards,
>  David
>
> [1] http://www.joshmatthews.net/bugsahoy/
>
> On 3/14/13 8:46 PM, Michael Hoye wrote:
> >
> > Hi, Carey -
> >
> > I'm glad to hear about this; I've got some ideas how we can make this a
> good experience for you, your students and the veteran Mozilla contributors
> they'll be working with.
> >
> > We're still sorting out how to reliably approach a situation like yours
> - some of our challenges include making sure the bugs your students accept
> are a good fit and making sure that the professor understands the time
> commitment required and outcomes involved, among other things.
> >
> > One thing that's very important to us is that the professor we're
> working with have a degree of expertise, not just in programming, but in
> specifically up a work environment and getting to work on the Mozilla
> codebase. There's a certain amount of familiarity with the environment and
> the people around it that contributors and instructors really need to have
> before we can have an effective, rewarding relationship.
> >
> > To that end, as a first step I'd like you to try taking ownership of and
> resolving your own "first bug". The challenges of getting your build
> environment spun up and a simple fix committed for release is an exercise
> you should really go through, and will give you a much better sense of what
> your students will be doing, how you can grade it, and where they can go in
> the community for help.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > - mhoye
> > _______________________________________________
> > education mailing list
> > education@lists.mozilla.org
> > https://lists.mozilla.org/listinfo/education
> >
>
>
> --
> David Rajchenbach-Teller, PhD
>  Performance Team, Mozilla
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> _______________________________________________
> education mailing list
> education@lists.mozilla.org
> https://lists.mozilla.org/listinfo/education
>
>
> End of education Digest, Vol 8, Issue 6
> ***************************************
>