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GSoC 2018 Mentor Summit

27 October 2018

David Kang and I attended two weeks ago (12-14 Oct) the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) Mentor Summit in California representing openSUSE. :sunny: Here is our report of the conference.

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openSUSE.Asia Summit

05 September 2018

openSUSE.Asia Summit is an annual conference organized since 2014 every time in a different Asian city. Although it is a really successful event, which plays a really important role in spreading openSUSE all around the world, it is not an event everybody in openSUSE knows about. Because of that I would like to tell you about my experience attending the last openSUSE.Asia Summit, which took place on August 10-12 in Taipei, Taiwan.

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GSoC Half Way Throug

21 July 2018

As you may already know, openSUSE participates again in GSoC, an international program that awards stipends to university students who contribute to real-world open source projects during three months in summer. Our students started working already two months ago. Ankush, Liana and Matheus have passed the two evaluations successfully and they are busy hacking to finish their projects. Go on reading to find out what they have to say about their experience, their projects and the missing work for the few more weeks. :grinning:

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GSoC students are already hacking!

23 May 2018

We always enjoy that new people join openSUSE community and help them in their first steps. Because of that, openSUSE participates again in GSoC, an international program in which stipends are awarded to students who hack on open source projects during the summer. We are really excited to announce that this year four students will learn about open source development while hacking on openSUSE projects. The coding period started last week, so our students are already busy hacking and they have written some nice articles about their projects. :blush:

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Running for openSUSE Board

19 March 2018

Hi! I am running as openSUSE Board member and I would like to let you know more about me, my view of what openSUSE is and why I want to be in the Board. :raised_hands:

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Students from Indonesia, openSUSE participates in GSoC!

15 February 2018

openSUSE participates again in Google Summer of Code (GSoC), a program that awards stipends to university students who contribute to real-world open source projects during three months in summer. :sunny: With this article, I will provide my experience as a former GSoC student and mentor, give you more details about the program and try to encourage Indonesian students to get involved in openSUSE development through GSoC.

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Why nobody speaks about dig

07 January 2018

It is already 2 years since Ruby 2.3 was released. While the controversial &., which is claimed to allow writing incomprehensible code, has become really popular in blog post and conferences, we have heard very little about the Hash#dig and Array#dig methods. Those methods were mentioned together in the release notes, as both try to make easier dealing with nil values. But why is then the dig method not that “popular”? Can we after two years say something new about it? And the most important part, should we start using it, if we haven’t use it until now? :thinking:

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A failing test for Christmas

01 January 2018

It seems I have really well behaved on 2017, because Santa Claus brought me a failing test for Christmas. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: I found out a piece of code, that was only wrong from 26th to 31st December. :christmas_tree: Image you want to write a Ruby method for a Rails project, where you want to get all the users of the database that have birthday today or in the next 6 days, given that the birth date is stored in the database for all users. How would you do it?

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