I am beginning work on my first open source project which is very exciting. I am currently taking a class that is focused on helping students get involved with the open source community which helped motivate me to get started. At this point most of my time towards the project has gone to deciding what project I wanted to begin to work on.
Because working with open source is so new to me, I am thankful to be working with a partner that has had some experience with open source in the past. Together we picked out a project that we both want to work on, picked roles, and have begun brainstorming.
What we will be working on is transbot. The basic idea is that we can use the google translator API to creatate a IRC bot that is able to translate between two IRC channels that are speaking different languages. There is currently a partly working version of this program that we plan to improve on, but most of it is hard coded and will have to be reworked to be flexible enough.