= Public application =
== A: An introduction ==
* Please describe yourself in three sentences, one of them regarding your current studies.
*: I am NVS Abhilash, I love mathematics and code. I have a deep interest in Machine Learning and A.I. and currently, I am studying Computer Science and Engineering, specializing in Big Data and ML.
** Which languages do you speak?
**: I can speak and communicate well in English and Hindi.** What's your overall background? **: I am currently an undergraduate in Computer Science and Engineering (Third year / Junior). My specialized field of study is Big Data and Machine Learning. Some of the courses in my current semester include Information Retrieval, Internet of Things and Digital Image Processing.
* Why do you want to participate in the Google Summer of Code? What do you hope to gain by doing so?
*: I think Google Summer of Code is a great opportunity for me to jumpstart my presence in the open source community. I hope to gain knowledge and experience working in a professional working environment and meet new people in the process and gain some reputation in the open source community. ''For the <3 of < />'' ** Please also describe your previous experience with the GSoC, if any. **: This is my first experience with GSoC.
* Why are you choosing Octave?
*: Octave tries to become the open source alternative for MATLAB, and I believe in this ideology. Maybe that's why I like using Octave. Also, Octave has a great community of developers. They are welcoming and motivating.
== C: Contact ==
* Please state the (unique and identical where possible) nick you use on IRC and any other communication channel related to Octave. ''We really want unique nicks. You might want to bold it.''