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== A: An introduction ==
 
== A: An introduction ==
 
* Please describe yourself in three sentences, one of them regarding your current studies.
 
* Please describe yourself in three sentences, one of them regarding your current studies.
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  I am a second year undergraduate student in the department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Guwahati. I am a keen competitive programmer. I have decent experience in development projects as part of course and some competitions.
 
** Which languages do you speak?
 
** Which languages do you speak?
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  I am totally comfortable in speaking English and Hindi.
 
** What's your overall background? ''The general field you work in or are studying, e.g. computer science, physics, artificial intelligence, control theory...''
 
** What's your overall background? ''The general field you work in or are studying, e.g. computer science, physics, artificial intelligence, control theory...''
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  As stated, I am a student of Computer Science and Engineering.
 
* Why do you want to participate in the Google Summer of Code? What do you hope to gain by doing so?
 
* Why do you want to participate in the Google Summer of Code? What do you hope to gain by doing so?
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  GSoC is probably the biggest global program which gives students an opportunity to dive into the world of Open Source. I can't get a better platform to learn and contribute significantly.
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  I am pretty sure that working under such great mentors and for such aspired projects, it will be the best learning experience for me.
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  As I am planning to give my full summer'17 (almost 3 months) with full effort, I am confident about the positivity of the outcome.
 
** Please also describe your previous experience with the GSoC, if any. ''Includes any community-bonding, mentor experience or application, not necessarily accepted. We use this subquestion to identify which students are unfamiliar with how the program goes, providing further support. It has no negative impact on your rating!''
 
** Please also describe your previous experience with the GSoC, if any. ''Includes any community-bonding, mentor experience or application, not necessarily accepted. We use this subquestion to identify which students are unfamiliar with how the program goes, providing further support. It has no negative impact on your rating!''
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  No, I have no previous experience with GSoC.
 
* Why are you choosing Octave?
 
* Why are you choosing Octave?
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  I got to know about Octave last year only when I started Machine Learning course of Andrew Ng online. Till then , I only knew abut Matlab. But when I first used Octave, I found that it can do almost everything which Matlab can (as far as I have used).I was pretty happy to know that there is such a free open source software, so when I found a project in this year's GSoC on Octave, I was pretty interested to contribute to the project and make Octave more better, as far as I can.
    
== C: Contact ==
 
== 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.''
 
* 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.''
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  '''piyushjain''' on Nabble.
 
* Which time zone do you live in? Will that change over GSoC duration? ''Perhaps DST adjustment or a relocation. Note that both UTC and GMT are not aware of daylight saving time! Please state UTC+x or -x.''
 
* Which time zone do you live in? Will that change over GSoC duration? ''Perhaps DST adjustment or a relocation. Note that both UTC and GMT are not aware of daylight saving time! Please state UTC+x or -x.''
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  UTC+5.5 (Indian Standard Time)
 
* Please state the timeframe (in UTC+0) when you feel most comfortable working during GSoC. Where are your time buffers? ''Example: I usually code around 9.00 to 18.00 and could also try to start earlier (~7.00) for few days ;-)''
 
* Please state the timeframe (in UTC+0) when you feel most comfortable working during GSoC. Where are your time buffers? ''Example: I usually code around 9.00 to 18.00 and could also try to start earlier (~7.00) for few days ;-)''
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  I am comfortable to work between 8:00 and 16:00 and could also extend upto ~18:00 for few days (UTC).
    
== E: Coding experience ==
 
== E: Coding experience ==
 
This part is one of the more important ones in your application. You are allowed to be as verbose as you want, as long as you stay on topic ;-)
 
This part is one of the more important ones in your application. You are allowed to be as verbose as you want, as long as you stay on topic ;-)
 
* Please describe your experience with C++, Octave or Matlab m-scripts, OpenGL and Qt.
 
* Please describe your experience with C++, Octave or Matlab m-scripts, OpenGL and Qt.
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  I am very comfortable with C++. Actually, C++ is the language I use during competitive coding and I prefer it as my first choice always. I have experience with STLs which I use much frequently and I have knowledge about Object-oriented approach.
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  Octave is the language I used during my ML course online. I used to solve all the [https://git.io/vSUgb programming assignments] in Octave which were mostly based on implementing the ML algorithms from scratch.
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  I have no experience in OpenGL and Qt.
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* Please describe your experience with other programming languages.
 
* Please describe your experience with other programming languages.
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  '''Python''' : Python is the language which I used mostly in my [https://git.io/vDYLB development projects]. I have experience of using Python frameworks such as Django and Flask. I also find it interesting for web scrapping and also for [https://git.io/vSUMm data pre-processing] for ML.
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* Please describe your experience with being in a development team. ''Do you have experience working with open source or free projects?''
 
* Please describe your experience with being in a development team. ''Do you have experience working with open source or free projects?''
 
* Please describe the biggest project you have written code for and what you learned by doing so. Also describe your role in that project over time.
 
* Please describe the biggest project you have written code for and what you learned by doing so. Also describe your role in that project over time.
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