My name is Harsh Bardhan Mishra, and I’m a Junior Year Student at Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, India. I am interested to contribute to Fortran-Lang for the purpose of Google Summer of Code '2021 under the guidance of Brad Richardson and Sebastian Ehlert on Maintenance of the FORD project.
I have earlier been an Explorer Fellow at Major League Hacking, Software Engineering Intern at Qxf2 and a Summer Intern at Scholify. I’m also an avid Open-Source Contributor, with contributions to some major Open-Source Projects, and have been maintaining a couple of my Open-Source Project as well to help beginners get started with Open-Source.
Through this project, I hope to help maintainers get started with Open-Source maintenance with minimal interventions by development of workflows which can help beginners get started quite easily. Right now, the documentation for the tool is hosted over the Wiki, which makes the Git workflow not directly a part of the documentation.
My proposal presents a solution for guiding new contributors and decreasing the maintainer overload through automation workflows. To actually make it possible, I am looking forward to use Zulipbot, where the content templates can be designed and presented to help the users better understand the contribution workflow. I will also be working on preparing workflows, that can be used to tag maintainers for reviews and add labels automatically.
Apart from that, I would also love to work on a documentation project as part of my proposal, which can migrate the existing Wiki to a more appealing contributor’s site. The goal of this particular project would be to link all documentation in a logical and sequential manner which would include the contribution guidelines, project setup instructions and the architecture workflow. It would make new users and contributors easy to modify the documentation as more functionalities are added to the project.
I feel that I’m the right fit for this Project because I have worked upon developing automation workflows over Github and Documentation Development, across the whole Software Development Life Cycle for almost a year now. Most of my experience has been through Freelance Projects, Internships and a couple of University-Level Projects.
I would be really glad if I get a chance to discuss the Project idea with the Mentors and tinker out the detailings. While the above idea is just a rough idea that I captured, I would love to work on a draft proposal beforehand which can be reviewed, so that I can bring up a plan as soon as possible for me.
Thanks for reading!