quarta-feira, 27 de novembro de 2013

So happy! I was accepted!

Good news!

On tuesday morning, I received an email from Marina Zhurakhinskaya telling that I was accepted to the Outreach Program for Women organized by the GNOME Foundation! It's so cool and I'm really happy with the possibility to work and to learn a lot during my internship period!
I would like to thanks my mentor, Parin Porechafor the great opportunity! I hope live up to his expectations and confidence that was placed in me.

What's my project is about?

My project is to add a plugin to provide "GeoLocalized Tasks" in "Getting Things GNOME". Wait a bit. Is this something new? No! GTG, a long time ago, had this functionality, however it has not been maintained for so long and is not even executable (besides the fact that was still using pyGtk). With the GTG port to Gtk3 came the necessity to rewrite the plugin and here I am :-) 
In this video, you can see the previous plugin working and it is, somehow, what I want to achieve until the end of the project.

Next Steps?

In next post I will talk about what I'm working in the scope of the project.:-)

quarta-feira, 13 de novembro de 2013

First steps

I started study Python on Coursera since September, and was just doing exercises. But I was looking for learn more deeply and I didn't knew how. Then my husband told me about OPW (Outreach Program for Women). Initially, I wasn't confident that I could be part of this program, because I don't have much technical skills with python and other things required for work.
But I started to read about each project and one of them caught my attention:
Geolocalized Tasks Plugin. It required that you learn about Python3, GTK3  and a basic knowledge of GeoClue2 and libchamplain.
We (me and my husband) started to talk with the mentor of this project, Parin, a guy who is always ready to help with doubts to know more about the project, difficulties and another problems. At this time, I became more confident about, at least, try learn something.  :-)

domingo, 3 de novembro de 2013

Hello World!

This is my first post in this blog.
This blog will be the place where I'll try post about  Gnome Outreach Program for Women - OPW, a program to encourage women to contribute with Free Software. It's a really nice idea and I'm hopeful that I'll, a least, learn a lot. :-)