[WIU] Weekly Incubator Update: 2017, Week 21.


@Phase 1 courses' volunteers: If you want your self-computed progress to be displayed in the future WIUs, please contact me (jrikhal) in the incubator.

Note: Data retrieved on 2017/05/28 at 12:04 (UTC).

I. Phase 1 Courses

I.A. Transfers

  • Exits (Courses reaching BETA Phase): None.
  • Entries (Courses entering the Incubator): None.

I.B. Completion Summary

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(A) This week's value automatically generated from Duolingo's statistics.
(S) This week's value self-reported by the team of volunteers working on the course.

II. Latest News from Course Volunteers (All Phases)

Course "Esperanto from English" (Phase 3)

By amuzulo on 2017/05/28 (full text here)

One MILLION Esperanto learners on Duolingo!

It's been a wild ride and we've been happy to have you on our journey. We launched Duolingo's fir...

Course "Czech from English" (Phase 1)

By nueby on 2017/05/26 (full text here)

Docking procedure initiated


A few days ago I alerted Duolingo staff that I expect to hit the *Lock tree and submit ...

Course "Korean from English" (Phase 1)

By Soedori on 2017/05/26 (full text here)

Clarification post about writing applications

I know most applicants don't read the updates. They should.

  • FYI: 2099 is a placeholder. Of ...

Course "Portuguese from French" (Phase 3)

By pedrito91 on 2017/05/23 (full text here)

Version stable!

Bonjour à toutes et à tous,

Le 30 janvier 2017, le cours passait en version bêta.

Le 20 mai...

Course "Japanese from English" (Phase 1)

By hideki on 2017/05/18 (full text here)

Japanese beta course available on iOS!

We are thrilled to announce that our Japanese course is now available on iOS. It's coming to ...

III. Previous Weekly Incubator Updates

See this index of WIUs.

Thanks to Lindakanga and nueby for their feedback, help and opinions on how to improve the computation of progress and on the structure of this report.

Explanation of the data: Lack of previous data

Progress is displayed for three weeks ago only if the weekly values were self-reported to us by the teams. Our automatic progress calculation for non-self-reporting courses cannot be performed retroactively because we lack the necessary data. (But each week's values will be available the following week, and so the charts will populate next week.)

May 28, 2017

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I just am wanting to say how wonderful Nueby and Jrikhal are. All the many things they do and how they do them. In particular - I am saying this - for one of the things that is not one of their major achievements by a long shot, and that is the WUI. Thank you, both of you. You inspire us. You help give us focus. You give so much to today, for the sake of tomorrow.
Thank you.

( Yes I am also part of this team. However the reason it is able to be produced to such a high and consistent quality - is down to Jrikhal and Neuby. )

May 28, 2017
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Also check out ROMANIAN IS ON MOBILE!!!!!! by Romanianpuppies

"Romanian from English is now available in the latest version of Android and iOS apps. Congrats ro_en_team !" : helpfulduo

May 28, 2017

Klingon's consistently making progress!!! :D Keep up the good work!

May 29, 2017
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Thank for giving motivation and interest. And also thank you for your patience.
I know how hard it is to be on the waiting end of things. Yet - should your really want something .... always remember there is something you can do. And that you can even do within our community.
Here is a unique pearl, waiting each and every one of you - who can dream to have have the right stuff - to do so.

If you seek ideas. - please ask me. For by your desire, and the wealth of the serendipity of learning, and opportunities and the unique brilliance that lies only within you .... it is in you that is spirit of the song of the future.

May 30, 2017

Any news from Indonesian team? It looks like they were fluctuating around 30% for a few months :)

May 28, 2017

Everything is in the report above, hence no, no news.

May 28, 2017

French from Turkish at 5% Oo

May 29, 2017
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Is this not so EXCITING !

May 30, 2017

For a course that's been in development since October 2015? Not so much, IMO.

May 30, 2017

Merci Jrikhal en général pour l'aide que vous apportez à tous et en particulier pour avoir été notre « maître » quand avons repris le cours IT<> FR. Qu'aurions nous fait sans votre aide?

June 1, 2017

Can we put Japanese for English speakers back in Fase 1 at 33%? Since its currently 1/3 emerged from fase 1 and only available on iOS? As it gets released on android it should be moved to 67% in the coming few weeks. Only after web release its truly a beta course, later this year.

May 28, 2017

I appreciate where you are coming from. But we would be forever explaining the situation. Honestly, I doubt the course should have even been displayed here to start with. It is not run by volunteers, it was mostly constructed outside the Incubator, it does not follow the rules us mortals have to, it never provided useful data to track, and it clearly continues to behave oddly.

May 28, 2017

No, sorry, that's not the choice made for this WIU.
If we were to put 33% when only release on one platform then many non-Phase 1 courses would have to be put back and all the above courses would be below 33%...

The percentage of this WIU is about incubator's work and this is finished for JA<-EN course. Release on more platforms is not an incubator work (it's staff technical work).

May 28, 2017
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To find out what Helpfulduo has recently updated us on over the last weekish, you can access via this readable google spreadsheet
I will be intending to keep this up to date on at least a weekly basis, if not on most days. You can check the date I have last updated it - by reading the UTC time in the header.

Let me know if this is a useful thing to do, to also assist in keeping you informed as to news of things happening in Duolingo.

May 28, 2017

Jrikhal prend toujours un plaisir à nous renseigner sur la communauté et nous pouvons tous compter sur lui! Mais je ne comprends pas pourquoi on donne toujours des dizaines ou des centaines de lingots aux modérateurs ou aux administrateurs mais pas à moi!?

June 1, 2017
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