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Adding some new tasks

Post by mcsmom » Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:01 pm

Google has authorized us  to go above the 102 tasks we were originally allocated. So over the next week you will see some additoinal tasks. Don't panic and think that you have to rush through the tasks you have in order to get additional tasks.

We're pretty careful about how we write tasks so we will be adding them gradually.
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10 New Tasks: Create a new Joomla! v 1.5 website for a not-for-profit organizati

Post by AmyStephen » Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:14 pm

We added 10 new tasks - each are defined, as follows.

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Create a new Joomla! v 1.5 website for a not-for-profit organization. This could include a place of worship, a club, a humanitarian or missionary site, a non-profit organization in your community, or for your school. It is preferred if the site uses all three SEF URL options and several extensions created by Joomla! GHOP contestants.

When the site is complete, prepare an overview of the website, sharing lessons learned, site highlights, pictures of the website, and
comments/quotes from those who will use and maintain the site. This overview can be written or video based. It should be developed in such a way that it could be used by others considering if Joomla! might meet their needs for a similar site and purpose.

The contestant is expected to be in close contact with the Joomla! GHOP judges and community by posting in the Joomla! forums every few days to share project status information, request assistance, and share ideas with others. It is important to engage the community and include appropriate feedback into the project, as well.

After a Joomla! GHOP judge acknowledges you have claimed this task, please read http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic,239201.0.html and respond in the Joomla! forums. Your first post should announce who the site will be built and confirmation that a Joomla! v 1.5 site is not already available for this purpose.

Resources:

    * Install XAMPP and Joomla! - http://developers.facebook.com/get_started.php
    * Backup and Restore a Database using phpMyAdmin - http://code.google.com/p/google-highly- ... tail?id=50
    * Configuration SEF URLs - http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic,240302.0.html

Skills needed:

    * Communication skills to talk to those who will use the website
    * Design and logic skills to make end user requirements into an easy to use site
    * Creativity and problem solving skills

Difficulty

Simple

Work Product
    * Functioning Joomla! v 1.5 website, updated to the newest release (RC or final) based on ending date, accessible on the WWW Licensing

    * All code must be created using the GNU General Public License version 2. http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-license ... .html#SEC4

Documentation written for this task must be made available under the Joomla! Electronic Documentation License.

Extra Credit

This task can be done very simply, with limited functionality, or, the developer can create a fully functional environment of some complexity. The presentation of the site in written or video form is also an important part of the judging of this task. The depth of implementation will be the extra credit opportunity for this task.

Time Limit
4 weeks

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Re: Adding some new tasks

Post by hpatel » Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:25 am

i am only familiar with programming in java, so i was wondering if there are any more open documentation tasks that i could work on?
i would like to continue contributing to the joomla! community :D
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Re: Adding some new tasks

Post by mcsmom » Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:34 am

There are definitely a number of documentation tasks open. Go over to the google site and pick one! :)

http://code.google.com/p/google-highly- ... ssues/list
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Re: Adding some new tasks

Post by hpatel » Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:29 pm

most of these documentation classes require knowledge of PHP or mySQL, and joomla,
which i don't have access to.

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Re: Adding some new tasks

Post by mcsmom » Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:12 pm

Why don't you do one of the testing tasks?

Java or javascript?
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Re: Adding some new tasks

Post by hpatel » Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:22 pm

i looked at the testing issues, but i dind'nt realize that you can do them in java.

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Re: Adding some new tasks

Post by mcsmom » Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:05 pm

Joomla! does not use java. It does use a lot of javascript. If that is something you are interested in, if we add some coding tasks, which is certainly possible, there might be some involving mootools.

If you haven't done Joomla! before, you might want to do an install and look at mootools and think about the possibilities there. Then when coding tasks are added you will be ready.

Also, it's not part of ghop, but there are certainly some javascript related tasks in the tracker. For me the most important one is a problem with page break in IE. By all means feel free to dive in.

I just suggested a testing task because they are relatively straightforward.
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Re: Adding some new tasks

Post by hpatel » Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:25 am

the only problem is that Joomla! refuses to cooperate on my technologically inferior computer, so I am basically stuck with documentation tasks.


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