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Next Move!!

The next move requires no past mistakes to be done.

I am getting to the 5th week of the journey and thee more time goes the more the work becomes more and more serious. From the few weeks that have gone already, I have improve on my organisational skills and have learnt how to push  work fast enough to meet with datelines. For the next move I am also taking the next task. My work is divided into six tasks as per my timeline and am on the second now 😟. I have to press the acceleration button if I want to meet with datelines but that's not a big deal when you have mentors like mine.

Since coding started I keep on learning. I become more comfortable with the code base and I think accelerating things a bit will not harm and instead help. Let see in one week time what the output will be :).

Am enjoying the journey!

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This time around there are all sort of things I see, learn and notice from Outreachy


To begin, The project is progressing and I have submitted some few patches under it😎. Till now the most difficult is not coding but understanding and knowing what I am required to do. It took me some good time to come up with a conclusion on what exactly I had to do. Also, I can say my PHP skills are greatly improving as I keep working.
My first task was to put the MassMessage extension in a namespace MediaWiki\MassMessage. I bet you when I sat on my pc the day I started the task, I didn't know one bit what it means😂😂. I had all sort of ideas in my mind from the few research I made. I was so confused that I had to contact my mentors. Funny enough I really did not still have it clear but while doing, I had it clearer till the first patch I submitted.

What actually are those things that shocked me in the journey?

The speed at Which I learn. It is very high.I heard of a new program GCI(Google Code I…

Coding has begun :))

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Hmmm!! long waited for this time, where i will get my hands dirty 😎😎

Coding has finally started and the first thing is to setup a MediaWiki instance on Cloud VPS, which I shall use with my mentors to test changes before deployment. Believe me, it was a sweet experience but difficult. Just at the beginning, I had multiple challenges😓😓 but luckily, I have very responding mentors (@Legoktm, @D3r1ck) always available for help. This is a narration of what happened.

I had never worked with cloud services before so I was relying greatly on documentations and following of steps. I created a new instance massmessage-test-wiki on the massmessage project on WikiMedia Cloud VPS. That was pretty simple. The next thing was to connect to the instance and setup MediaWiki on it. I had struggle for hours without succeeding, made research with no good output. In fact, I could not even connect to the instance😢😢. After some long struggle I thought the problem might be my operating system as I had no…

Community bonding

Now, Outreachy has started and it's time to get to work. 

Trying to know my mentors well and setting up for development. Even though I have some personal problems and instability in now in my life I am trying to push up with the work😥😥. I am anxious for the coding period to come and for me to start work fully😛. Hopefully by then, I will be more stable.

I created a phabricator task requesting for a new project " MassMessage-testing"on cloud VPS for testing that was granted and resolved by Brian Davis. The project will be used by my mentors and I for testing of changes during the Outreachy period. All I need is to set up MediaWiki on it now😌😌.

OMG! I am Selected

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It was like a dream but in real, so unbelievable but true. I give all thanks and glory to GOD 😇.

Here we Go! 

Actually, I didn't study IT at the university but have always being passionate of it. I think I didn't do it because I was a little bit intimidated by codes and was seeing those who could code like 'gurus', so I felt it was for others and I went in for Geology which I actually enjoyed.

This year in school was different. I had to drop out from university and stop reading Geology as there was a lot of political crises in my country and mostly in my schooling town. Not going to school and having nothing to do, I gave a try to programming and coding. I started by joining programming clubs and attending IT based events. with that, I made new friends in the field who guided me through algorithms, first code in C then in PHP and finally a small project in PHP. Wow! learnt so much😎😎.

One of the events I attended was "Hacking on MediaWiki". It was given by t…

My Introduction

I am Teke Noella. A Cameroonian girl who fell in love with coding as a passion and I will narrate to you my done and doings into my journey with OpenSource via Outreachy program with Wikimedia Foundation. :)