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Modifying Expectations

Hello everyone, welcome to the new year 2021!! In most cases, the new year means new resolutions, new beginnings, and a lot of new things, this happens to be my new and first blog this year. With my internship half way done, I decided to review my proposed project timeline, first, because I thought that I was running out of time and losing track and maybe I needed a new thing to work on, and then my internship organizers encouraged us to, in doing this they sent me a link to my proposed project timeline I made when I applied for the program, I looked at it and read through it, and I was like Oh My God, how easy did I think things are going to be?! It went like this:

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Très cher L’Auditoire.

I always ask myself this question; “Why am I doing this?!” in whatever I am doing, and I have been asking it a lot these past few days. I became an Outreachy Intern under the Apache Software Foundation specifically the DolphinScheduler (incubating) community on the 1st of December 2020, which means, it’s almost a month. My project is “Extend Backend API to Query all up and downstream dependencies of the task – Apache DolphinScheduler”. In order to get used to the large code base I, with the help of my mentors, picked up a sub-task of the same project which will improve the database to support multiple upgrade mirrors.

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Everybody Struggles

Hello guys, it’s already two weeks into my internship, yay!! These two weeks have been amazing, I got to speak Chinese with my mentors, am not fluent but I think I score a B+, in fact ” 汉语是一种美丽的语言 ” that was directed to my Chinese friends, anyways, everything went well, thanks for asking.

It was a Friday just like any other, I woke up, did the usual; brush teeth, morning shower, make bed (BTW that’s like a rule where I live, you have to make your bed, I don’t know, it’s supposed to teach us something, mom says) anyways, after doing all that I sat down and started working on my project, wrote a few lines of code, felt proud of myself and felt proud of my code too because everything was okay, the build was successful so I decided to make a PR and then BOOM!! Errors everywhere, in fact it was the All Checks have Failed that got me, that thing scares me, it was in red I couldn’t miss it even if I wanted to. I know no one is perfect but I like to try most time especially with my code and when I saw that, I was like what? when? where? how the hell is this happening? I started feeling weird, felt like maybe I wasn’t good enough.

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Intro: Tusha to Outreachy

Mujuzi Moses Tusha is my name. Kampala, Uganda Born and raised, am 24 years old and I have gotten this love to code over the past 2 years.

I graduated out as an art teacher from Kyambogo University Kampala Uganda in the year 2018 and I told my mom that I don’t think that education is my calling and that I don’t see myself in front of High School children explaining some dry brush concepts, Post-Impressionism or even maybe Vincent Van Gogh (the “The Starry Night” guy), anyway because she was my mom she Understood and she knew me better than anybody else, she connected me to one of her friends I call him Mr. Kayiwa who told me about Software Engineering in Computer Science (SE in CS) and he helped get started with everything am doing now. If you told me three years back that I would be an Outreachy Intern right now, I would laugh at you so hard because I didn’t even know the basic java code example of `Hello World` I didn’t even know my beat up laptop could do that, imagine how shocked I was OMG PS: I code in Java, HTML/CSS/JS basically plus a little bit of Perl, python etc. That aside three years ago I had different dreams from right now, So late last year I found myself contributing to Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and that is where I landed on Outreachy Remote Internship, an opportunity of a lifetime and now we are here.

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Breakfast at my House

During the week we’re often walking out the door with a coffee in one hand and slice of toast in the other, but on weekends breakfast is never rushed. It’s a late affair, sometimes spilling over to lunch, with lots of reading and chatter in between courses of fruits, poached eggs, honey and toast. One of our favorite things we like to serve when friends are visiting are buckwheat blueberry pancakes.

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Better than Poutine

I know, what could be better that a steaming plate of fries, gravy and cheese curd? Fries, gravy, cheese curd and bacon, that’s what! Throw in some fresh shallots, chilli, and a splash of roasted bone marrow and duck gravy, and we turn this popular French-Canadian dish into a something sublime.

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Healthy Weeknight Meals

Cooking can sometimes feel like a chore at the end of a busy day. It’s often tempting to throw a ready meal in the oven or call for take out. But preparing a simple and healthy family meal doesn’t have to be hard or time-consuming. Here are some quick wholesome dishes that you and your family will love. They can even be prepared in advance.