Alpha testing has started
Noticed this update appear this morning (GMT): https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/hi/en/status
Haven't seen anyone mention it and there seems to be quite a few here that are interested.
The update suggests that they have selected their Alpha testers from a pool of Contributor applicants.
Wow, this is a rather surprising turn of events, seeing that the previous update indicated applications would be accepted from a discussion thread they would specifically create. I guess they decided to go with all fluent or bilingual testers, rather than including a few absolute beginners as most alpha tests do. Still though, we are one step closer to beta now, so I can't complain! Wishing the contributors and testers good luck and smooth progress!