As coala tries to be welcoming organization for newcomers, giving them clear pathways and as much direct assistance as possible. However, it is already known that newcomers face many barriers while attempting to contribute to the open source community for the first time. Some barriers they face include orientation issues that can potentially demotivate newcomers from placing their first contribution. On the other hand, gamification is widely used to engage and motivate people to accomplish task and improve their performance.Therefore, the goal of this project is to use gamification to orient and motivate newcomers to overcome onboarding barriers to contribute and engage with coala and its community.



Shrikrishna Singh


  • Gopala
  • Pranav Dixit
  • John Vandenberg
  • Andrew Dassonville