Weekly Incubator Update: Tracking Progress from March 5th to March 12th
Super quiet week
It is hard for me to recall such a quiet week in the entire history of WIU. We have little progress to show and only two course updates to report.
I am hoping that Team Hindi starts the action and helps re-ignite the Duolingo Incubator spirit. Yes, although the Hindi page shows only one contributor, we lost one of the other contributor by accident. We hope to recover and bounce back soon.
Designing and developing a Duolingo course is not necessarily that hard or cumbersome, it is a pleasant and encouraging journey mainly because of the rich Incubator experience. The hard part indeed is to find enough time outside the other aspects of one's life to help keep the ball rolling.
We will get there!
Good news on the Thai front!
It is great to hear that the alpha testing for the Thai course is on.
Slow but steady wins the race!
This age old axiom is well exemplified by Team Czech who has climbed to a state of 87% completeness.
PHASE 1 Progress: Total 22 courses
English for Thai - 99% | 99% | 99% | 99% (+0)
Italian for Portuguese - 94% | 94% | 97% | 97% (+0) 28-Mar-2017
Czech for English - 84% | 84% | 85% | 87% (+2) 7-Jul-2017 ^ *
Spanish for Italian - 72% | 71% | 72% | 72% (+0)
Swedish for Russian - 70% | 70% | 70% | 70% (+0)
French for Chinese - 50% | 50% | 50% | 50% (+0)
Russian for Turkish - 47% | 48% | 48% | 48% (+0)
Korean for English - 45% | 46% | 47% | 47% (+0) 30-Apr-2017
French for Turkish - 46% | 46% | 46% | 46% (+0)
English for Bengali - 42% | 42% | 43% | 43% (+0) 15-Apr-2017
Klingon for English - 35% | 35% | 36% | 36% (+0) 1-Aug-2017
English for Tagalog - 32% | 32% | 32% | 32% (+0) 31-May-2017
Indonesian for English - 29% | 30% | 30% | 31% (+1)
Hindi for English - 28% | 28% | 28% | 28% (+0) 1-Sep-2017 ^
English for Tamil - 18% | 18% | 18% | 18% (+0) 1-Jul-2017
Japanese for English - 0% | 15% | 15% | 15% (+0) 15-May-2017 ^
English for Punjabi (Gurumukhi) - 13% | 14% | 14% | 15% (+1) 12-Jul-2017
Spanish for Arabic - 12% | 12% | 12% | 12% (+0) 31-Dec-2017 ^
Yiddish for English - 10% | 10% | 10% | 10% (+0) 7-Jul-2018
High Valyrian for English - 8% | 8% | 8% | 8% (+0) 1-Jun-2017
English for Telugu - 6% | 6% | 6% | 6% (+0)
Haitian Creole for English - 0% | 0% | 0% | 0% (+0) 30-Apr-2017 #
Course - 3 weeks ago | 2 weeks ago | a week ago | Now (Progress delta); Estimated Launch Date (provided by contributors) (Date delta)
Date: The course team has modified the date since the last edition of WIU
'Estimated Launch Date' only when provided by the course contributors
Mean - 0.35% | 0.78% | 1.22% | 0.18% (-1.04)
Median - 0% | 0% | 0% | 0% (+0)
* This week's Leader Extraordinaire!
^ The Hindi, Czech, Spanish (for Arabic), Tamil, & Japanese teams' progress is as per their own calculation
# No reliable data for the progress
Here's what the contributing teams have said during the last week:
(For Phase-1 and Phase-2 courses by default, and for Phase-3 courses per request).
Alpha testers have been found!
We have found 3 awesome people who are going to go through the course and give constructive feedback. It will probably be awhile more...... I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
87%. Too many other things to worry about, so yes, slower progress.
Thai course being alpha tested!
Previous Update 19-Feb to 5-Mar
Last updates from:
2017: Feb, Jan
2016: Dec, Nov, Oct, Sep, Aug, Jul, Jun, May, Apr, Mar, Feb, Jan
2015: Dec, Nov, Oct, Sep, Aug, Jul, Jun, May, Apr, Mar, Feb, Jan
2014: Dec, Nov, Oct, Sep, Aug, Jul, Jun, May, Apr, Mar, Feb, Jan, 1st.
Congrats nueby and team Czech! I'm very excited for this course. A good course takes lots of time and patience. I know yours will be excellent :) :) :)
Why has Haitian Creole not been able to make any progress so far? Are they planning, or still getting used to the Incubator?
Since the Haitian Creole contributors are building the tree as they go along, their percentage fluctuates as they make new skills. Jiten has contacted them, but got no response so far.
Still so happy for Korean Japanese being on here. I want to go to Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Olympics!
My friend told me (the guy's a Japanese know-it-all) Japan will sink in 2020 due to tsunamis and floods.
I'm not sure when the cutoff date/time for the stats is, but Klingon moved up 1% during Sunday 12 March (European time) to 37%.
So these two will be in next week's WIU too, right? ;)
Maaan... of course the one language I finally settle on learning gets stuck in one place for weeks... I hope it picks up and gets done when they think it will, but at least Korean isn't alone with this.
I would love to find out how to be an alpha tester! I asked before, and was told that requests were posted on the incubator page, but I haven't seen any such call for participants. On the main incubator page, there is only the link to contribute to a course as a developer.
The course teams will ask for volunteers when and if they need them. If no such call has been made, it just means there's no need for alpha testers at this time.
It looks like High Valyrian has been at a standstill for the past four weeks, I wonder what could have happened.