Below you will find some of the questions that were asked during the orientation event. I have elaborated on some answers to provide more details.
The above process has been created to ensure that the most impactful, innovative, well-researched, and deserving projects are undertaken by the community over and above the three that we will start working on soon.
Eventually, when we begin working/coding on these projects, I expect the numbers to reduce. Hopefully, that will not be the case.
As already mentioned earlier, irrespective of whether you are a beginner or an experienced programmer, we will be expecting contributions. Piggyback riders/free-riders will obviously not be first in line for fresh task allocations. So, commitment to the team's cause and consistent participation will be necessary. This is why, I think in the long run, we can expect a smaller and more manageable group of well-integrated people working per project.
A completed project at the campus level is far from being labelled a successful project. In fact it is just the start of its journey towards being successful. All of the projects that we are going to work on will typically have the potential of becoming great commercial products/services when introduced to the real world.
So there is the possibility that if we work hard as a team we can manage to reach a juncture where we actually consider forming a team of skillful individuals who wish to take the adventurous route and be a part of a startup venture.
So, personally I would like to say yes to that, however my aim is to keep the process of decision making democratized. The teams that work on projects will eventually decide on this important aspect.
Even to think about and contemplate the below given things excites me no end:
And there are many other questions that will need to be answered before we actually decide on the future of these projects. Till such time we reach there, let us all enjoy the ride and learn along the way.
Since all three projects are still in the conceptual stage, yes, you can. I would still recommend attending the project presentations before deciding about switching. Once you get to know about the projects in greater detail, you can make a better informed decision. If at that time you are convinced about wanting to change, go ahead and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Later though, after you have already joined a project and have committed to the team, and work has already been initiated, it will be that much more difficult. Factors like your continued contributions, whether you can actually provide more time to justify being in two teams without being a piggyback rider and also the composition and opinion of team leaders on the two teams in question will all influence the decision.
Having said all that, you can always send in a request to email@example.com.
Since you're here, you'd have probably watched my video describing this open-to-all learning-by-doing initiative at GDG Chapel Hill. Thank you for your interest in collaborating with a worldwide community of developers joining forces to work on three exciting projects. Here is a brief description of the 3 projects we will be working on:
*Note: That form link above is outdated, please join our Discord Server first, and take a read at the #rules-info channel for up-to-date steps for joining a project.