What is KWOC
KWOC — Kharagpur Winter of Code is a 5-week long online program organized by KOSS for the students of various colleges, especially for students of IIT Kharagpur, who are new to open source software development.
I am Nishant Mishra, a Web developer and an Open-source contributor who grew up in India and now find myself ‘across the pond’ as a graduate student at the Vellore Institute of Technology, where I soak in the engineering field while pursuing a B.Tech in Computer Science.
Over the month, we were provided with a lot of projects, and we had to choose as many as we want. Having learned Web technologies, I wanted to try projects which were web development based.
There were a few projects that I wanted to try, namely
Productivity-meter.Some of them were quite utility based, so I wanted to try and understand the code and add features as possible
Summary of my work
I started off my KWOC contribution by adding google offline fonts in the Darksite project. Soon, I started to make Github Repositories better by adding some Issues and PR templates. I contributed to the UI to the Productivity-meter project and updated its whole UI. The mentor liked my work and also guided me with many new ideas to add to the UI. I also improved the code modularity of the Darksite Project.
List of Projects I contributed in
DarkSite is a chrome extension that customizes your new tab to a minimal dark theme. Clone/Download this repository…
Productivity meter helps in measuring productivity of solving problems. This is used for tracking how much time you are…
Thanks to all the mentors for their immense support and guidance @Raghwnedra Dey and @Rahul Gorai.
It was a great learning experience for me. I want to thank KOSS, IIT Kharagpur for conducting this beginner-friendly program. This program helped me to learn what open source projects are and how to contribute to them.