A few weeks ago, I posted a call out for people to reach out and commit to participate for 8+ weeks. There were two projects and one of them was Developer Experience. Since then we have had some great interest, there are 5 awesome contributors participating (sorted by irc nicks).
BYK – I met BYK 3+ years ago on IRC- he is a great person and very ambitious. As a more senior developer he will be focused primarily on improving interactions with mach. While there are a lot of little things to make mach better, BYK proposed a system to collect information about how mach is used.
gma_fav – I met gma_fav on IRC when she heard about the program. She has a lot of energy, seems very detail oriented, asks good questions, and brings fresh ideas to the team! She is a graduate of the Ascend project and is looking to continue her growth in development and open source. Her primary focus will be on the interface to try server (think the try chooser page, extension, and taking other experiments further).
kaustabh93 – I met Kaustabh on IRC about a year ago and since then he has been a consistent friend and hacker. He attends university. In fact I do owe him credit for large portions of alert manager. While working on this team, he will be focused on making run-by-dir a reality. There are two parts: getting the tests to run green, and reducing the overhead of the harness.
sehgalvibhor – I met Vibhor on IRC about 2 weeks ago. He was excited about the possibility of working on this project and jumped right in. Like Kaustabh, he is a student who is just finishing up exams this week. His primary focus this summer will be working in a similar role to Stanley in making our test harnesses act the same and more useful.
stanley – When this program was announced Stanley was the first person to ping me on IRC. I have found him to be very organized, a pleasure to chat with and he understands code quite well. Coding and open source are both new things to Stanley and we have the opportunity to give him a great view of it. Stanley will be focusing on making the commands we have for running tests via mach easier to use and more unified between harnesses.
Personally I am looking forward to seeing the ambition folks have translate into great solutions, learning more about each person, and sharing with Mozilla as a whole the great work they are doing.
Take a few moments to say hi to them online.