Mo' Code Movember
|Zaki Mughal||R in Perl / Patch / Kinect Medical Imaging||Bicycle Repair Man|
|Jim Battelli||Arduino Reference||Writer|
|Geoff Acheson||Arduino Reference||Engineer|
A big thank you to the International Women's Hackathon and Microsoft for sponsoring so many great prizes!
- Overview: http://pjdecarlo.com/2014/10/mo-code-movember-a-month-of-code-happening-in-houston.html
- Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1534577913444543/
- Please fill out the form here http://bit.ly/MoCode2014Form so that we know who will be participating.
How to participate and share what you're working on
Please post an issue on the Mo' Code Movember repo with your username as the title. Whenever you have updates on what you are working on, you can post comments on your issue (and @tag the people you are working with).
Calendar of events
|October 11 to December 12||International Women’s Hackathon||everywhere||http://iwhphx2014.challengepost.com/|
|November 2||Richard Stallman talk||UH, SEC 100||Richard Stallman (rms) is giving a talk at the University of Houston. You can RSVP at the Free Software Foundation. More information|
|November 7||University of Houston Mo’Code Movember Kickoff||UH (PGH 563 9 AM - 7 PM)||A Github hosted month-long competition where creations will be showcased at UH on the first week of December|
|November 8 & 9||Code Day Houston||START Houston||Get tickets, Facebook event|
|November 13||Mo’Code Movember Checkpoint||UH (PGH 563 9 AM - 8 PM )||1st checkpoint|
|November 13 to 14||Hacktoberfest||START Houston||RSVP here|
|November 20||Mo’Code Movember Checkpoint||UH (PGH 563 9 AM - 8 PM)||2nd checkpoint|
|November 21 to 23||3 Day Startup||UH||Apply by October 28TH!|
|November 27 to 28||Thanksgiving Holiday||Your place||Show your family the awesome thing(s) you created and add those finishing touches!|
|December 5||Mo’Code Movember Showcase||UH (CBB 122 9 AM - 8 PM )||Show your colleagues the awesome thing(s) you created!|
Mo' Code Movember is Mo' than a just an event, it's a Mo'de of operation. It's doing Mo' than the minimum and making the Mo'st of your passion for technology. Make a Mo'tion to attempt something challenging and learn something new this Mo'vember. Enjoy this Mo'tivator from the legendary Bruce Lee!
Code must be in publicly visible repositories on GitHub. If you want to make a private repository, you must make a special request and make a case for why you want it be private.
You must submit all repositories you are working on to the organisers so that we can collect and show what people are working on.
You may either work individually or as a team. Teams are preferred.
Only new code is evaluated.
If you have an existing project that you are working on, you can continue working on that, but only commits made after November 1st, 2014 00:00:00-0500 are counted towards judging.
You must attend the kickoff event and each of the checkins to participate. Programming is about more than sitting alone hunched over a keyboard.
We have high standards for code. No hacks here. We want tests and documentation. Write code as if you will be coming back to it in a year. Who knows, you might at the next Mo' Code Movember. Take pride in your craft.
You don't have to work on a single project throughout Mo' Code Movember. If you want to work on Mo' Problems, Mo' Power to you. However, this is not an excuse to drop your standards.
The Writer: best commit messages, documentation, blogging, etc.
The Writer tells you why they are doing things, not just what they are doing.
The Engineer: best use of reusable components.
The Engineer doesn't reinvent the wheel. Instead, the Engineer stands on the shoulders of giants.
The Mechanic: best use of hardware hacking. If you're interfacing over
serial, bit banging, or spinning servos, you are in the running for this.
The Mechanic isn't afraid to get their hands dirty and solder some circuits.
The Invigilator: best use of tests.
The Invigilator is no-nonsense when it comes to code coverage. Positive tests, negative tests, data driven, test-first: the Invigilator does them all.
The Bicycle Repair Man: patches to FOSS code.
The Bicycle Repair Man is an FOSS hero that sends well-tested patches to FOSS projects. These projects can even be ones that are
The Community Leader: greases the cogs of FOSS.
The Community Leader encourages others to improve their code, suggests other ways to program, provides support to new developers and users, etc.
The Rockstar: devops automation
The Rockstar makes sure that projects have a good ecosystem to work in. This includes build automation, continuous integration, automated installation, virtual machines, etc.
The Polyglot: speaks many languages
The Polyglot doesn't care which language they are using as long as it gets the job done.