Evaluating harvest.ubuntu.com

Several years ago the Harvest project was launched.

Harvest makes it easy to find low-hanging opportunities in Ubuntu. It aggregates the mass of todo lists we use every day so it’s simple to find and coordinate work.

Unfortunately in spite of efforts by Daniel Holbach and others on the project, it never really took off.

During a recent Ubuntu Women team meeting we were discussing some of the major take-aways from our survey results and identified that a lot of folks still struggle on the technical side to find something small to work on. Silvia Bindelli remembered the Harvest project and in collaboration with Svetlana Belkin launched Project Harvest, an effort to evaluate the running harvest site. Once the evaluation is complete we will have a better idea of whether it will fit our needs and work to improve it.

Around the Garden

Our current plan is as follows for evaluation stage:

  1. Find several people who are interested in getting involved and willing to be test subjects
  2. Have them visit harvest.ubuntu.com and start browsing
  3. Once they’ve had a look through, have them report back about whether they find it intuitive to use and useful for finding things to work on
  4. Bugs (from “I can’t figure out how to use it” to “this feature would help a lot!”) can be reported to the Ubuntu Women mailing list (please sign up), in the Feedback section of the wiki page or directly to the bug tracker at https://bugs.launchpad.net/harvest/+bugs

Please sign up and contact us on the mailing list or by adding your name to the wiki if you wish to get involved and join the discussion. We also often hang out in #ubuntu-women (unlogged) and #ubuntu-women-project (logged) on freenode.

One Response to “Evaluating harvest.ubuntu.com”

  1. Daniel Holbach Says:

    Thanks a lot for considering Harvest and putting some work into it!

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