Now that the Google Highly Open Participation Contest
is underway, I want to take a moment to make certain community members know not only are you welcome in this area of the forum, but you are *encouraged* to jump in and provide these students with your assistance and feedback.
Each of these students are between the ages of 13 and 18 years of age and are pre-university students. The students select from 102 tasks
that represent real work
we know needs to be accomplished in support of the Joomla! community.
These tasks are very diverse, including such things as creating a tri-fold that answers the question "What is Joomla!"; or, making a video demonstrating how to install localhost software and Joomla!; or, creating a "Quick Start to Joomla! v 1.5" guide. Some of the students are actually building Joomla! v 1.5 extensions - software we
You are invited to help these students. Please respond to their questions. Please review their work and provide encouraging and helpful advice. Please point out the location of information you believe will help them be successful with their task. If you have expertise with their specific task, and no one else has volunteered, please let them know you will be their mentor! Above all, though, please pay attention to the newest members of our community and take a moment to thank them for their contributions.
Also, we would certainly appreciate your ideas about other tasks that would be helpful for the students to do. If you want to contribute your ideas, you can do so on Joomla!'s Google Highly Open Participation Contest Site
in the comments on that page.
Good luck to all of these fabulous students participating in this contest and thank you
for your contributions to the Joomla! community.