Congratulations on your acceptance into GSoC with the XWiki this year! We’re excited to start working with you on increasing the number of active XWiki installs by leveraging Cloud technologies, and we hope you are too. To kick off the community bonding process, there are a few things I would like to mention, which I’ll keep as brief as I can.
I’d like to connect with you via video call (you can keep video off if you like )at least once a week in order to stay updated on your progress and to give you a chance to ask questions. Given our work hours (details below) and the time difference (between Vincent’s timezone and ours ), perhaps something in our morning and your evening would make sense. Thursday and Friday are the best days for me, and I’ll let Vincent say what works best for him. Generally, I expect to stay in regular communication with you about your work, and we expect that you will continue the open contribution style you demonstrated over the last couple of months. If any blockers pop up in your work, open and frequent communication will make dealing with them easier.
Mentors and work hours:
Your mentors are me (Sachin Chopra), and Vincent Massol. Please feel free to reach out to us for advice or assistance! Vincent is the GSoC Org Admin too, in case you have any concerns regarding overall GSoC program. I am in the Insidan Standard Timezone (GMT +5:30 ) only whereas Vincent is in Paris, France. ( GMT +2 )
Working at the XWiki is Vincent’s day job and he is CTO there along with being a best selling Author, and I am a software engineer at Amazon so we’ll be doing all of our GSoC work during regular work hours. A typical work week for me will be Monday through Friday, and I work 8 hours a day. Working on weekends is very rare for me, so I likely won’t respond on Saturdays or Sundays. I tend to start my day around 10 or 11 AM and work into the evening, and I’l let Vincent speak for himself. Of course, things may shift around as we navigate the COVID-19 crisis, and things may come up that affect our work schedules. We expect this may be true for you, too. We’ll do our best to reply to any questions you have within 36 hours. We may also take time off occasionally, which we’ll communicate as necessary.
We will be focusing on usage of CDK for defining Infrastructure required for installing XWiki along with availability of AWS Marketplace .We’ll be using packer alongside CDK to scale the availability to Azure and GCP too. However, AWS Support is a must for this project.
There are a couple of things other than the ones you propsoed in your proposal. It’d be better if we could somehow include the changes we release with new versions to get directly linked to Xwiki-AWS code to increase the maintainability of the project
If you have any changes to your project that you would like to propose, please feel free to discuss them with me.
You already seem to have a pretty good handle on our communication processes (Matrix Chat XWiki, GitHub), so please continue to participate in a positive and inclusive manner! I’ll be setting up our introduction meeting this Friday and will be sending a separate invite link for that. I’d prefer using Google meet for our weekly sync-ups.
Last but not the least, I look forward to working with you on this project in summer and make it a great success.