New Hindi Course Contributor!
The Duolingo Hindi Course has been hotly anticipated by many of us for almost two years now.
Unfortunately for us, the course was having considerably slow or no progress over the past 6-12 months with a lone contributor. So the CEO of Duolingo vowed to take action. And there we have it, a new contributor, Kanan, who we all congratulate and sincerely thank for taking on this huge responsibility. We all hope Kanan can find some contributors to help, and the course makes substantial progress once again.
- Savandwich for making this post regarding the lack of progress, which sparked much of the action.
- Goosefield for commenting that the CEO of Duolingo had decided to resolve these issues.
- Jitengore for the previous work on the course, regardless of the recent slow progress.
- And of course, the CEO for taking action on the course.
Once again, we congratulate Kanan on receiving this new role and thank you in advance for doing your best at giving us the new Hindi course, both quickly and passionately.
We thank all those involved in allowing this to happen, including the Duolingo team and cannot wait for the course's release!
28/6: It has been mentioned that the contribution page mentioned above is a little buggy. Regardless, we have been assured the course will come quickly.
Ahh that's amazing news! Thanks so much everyone :D I wasn't really expecting much to happen from the post but it was just getting so frustrating when every time I checked the progress it was still stuck at 59%... but it looks like we'll be getting the course at last :-) Congratulations and good luck to Kanan!
Thanks for such a warm welcome. I understand how much everyone wants this course. Just like you all, I also want people to be able to start learning Hindi on Duolingo as soon as possible. Duolingo team is also in touch with me for the same, and we are working on making the course available soon. Although, the statistics on the page you have mentioned seem buggy. I have joined just a few days ago, and it is not humanly possible for me to have made 19% contribution so quickly. For now, I am settling in and analyzing how much has been done in the course previously, and making an elaborate plan on how to design the course further. We will keep everyone updated about our plans and progress. Really excited for this course. :D
I have joined just a few days ago, and it is not humanly possible for me to have made 19% contribution so quickly.
Being a contributor in the reverse course for some time (if I'm not wrong), you made work there that reflects also in the reverse course. This explains your 19%.
Exactly. The two course directions are combined for sentences, but the localization strings count only in one. The "100%" is a pile of all the sentence (plus string if applicable) edits, such that edits by all contributors who have ever edited that sentence (or string) count once per contributor. The 100% pile does not grow if the same contributor edits the same sentence/string again. But if a new contributor joins and does an edit on something, the pile grows, and if the other contributors do nothing in the meantime, their percentages shrink (but invisibly due to rounding). (The Cs<>En course statistics with the internal contributor tallies provided the basis for my understanding.)
Unfortunately, there is not much substantial content in the incubator for this course as of now. Only some skills teaching the script are there but even those are not complete. So it is akin to beginning this course from scratch. I do plan to post regular announcements. I am still in the research phase and would not be able to make any predictions about the estimated date right now. But I would want to make sure that when this is the last time when the estimated date would need to be updated.