Google Summer of Code 2021

Today is the last day of Google Summer of Code 2021. Vidhi Mody and Soham Parekh were mentoring Sahil Grewal on updating WebdriverIO to version 7 in Wikimedia repositories.

For me, this was the easiest internship that I was involved so far. Mostly because I was not an official mentor this time. I was just helping Vidhi and Soham.

To gather ideas for this post, I was reading my other posts about mentoring. Looks like even back in 2013 I’ve learned the lesson that there should be two mentors per intern. We’ve had situations where a mentor can’t work for weeks because of health reasons. Also, the internship is over the summer and (at least in Europe) it’s common for people to take a few weeks of vacation. So, two mentors is highly recommended.

This time I got the fun part of the internship. I didn’t need to do any paperwork, like preparing for the internship and evaluating the student. I was mostly reviewing code and pair programming. I like both of those activities, so the internship was a lot of fun for me.

My plan was to take a break from mentoring for a while, but I have a good idea for an internship project and the next round of Outreachy internship is soon…