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= Public application =
== A: An introduction ==
* Please describe yourself in three sentences, one of them regarding your current studies.
*: My name is Dildar Sk and I have profound interest in technology.
*: I am a third-year/Junior student at Jadavpur University,Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
*: I am majoring in Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology.
*: I can speak and communicate well in English,Hindi and Bengali.
** What's your overall background?
**: I love mathematics and programming.
**: I have a good understanding of the process of Software Engineering, statistics, Linear Algebra, calculus, programming tools.
**: I am learning in-depth about Information Retrieval, Internet of Things and Digital Image Processing in my current semester.
**: I have a good understanding in the processes of Software Engineering, Statistics, Linear Algebra, Calculus, and Programming Tools.
* Why do you want to participate in the Google Summer of Code? What do you hope to gain by doing so?
*: I am doing competitive coding and college stuffs since last 2.5 years and I haven't got much exposure to open source world.
*: I think Google Summer of Code is a great opportunity for me to jumpstart my experience with the open source community.
*: I hope to gain knowledge and experience working in a professional environment while meeting new people in the process.
** Please also describe your previous experience with the GSoC, if any.
**: This is first time I am going for GSoC.
* Why are you choosing Octave?
*: When last year I started machine learning,I got in touch with Octave.It was superb experience.So I thought to do something for it.
*: Octave is the open source alternative for MATLAB, and I like working with 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.
*: nick: '''hodor123456'''
*: Github: '''hOdOrNight''' [https://github.com/hOdOrNight]
*: Bitbucket: '''hodor123456''' [https://bitbucket.org/hodor123456/]
*: Gmail: '''email@example.com'''
* Which time zone do you live in? Will that change over GSoC duration?
*: I live in UTC+05:30.
*: No, the time zone will not change over GSoC duration.
*: But if it requires,I can work in any timezone.
* Please state the timeframe (in UTC+0) when you feel most comfortable working during GSoC. Where are your time buffers?
*: I can work from 4:30 AM - 1:30 PM (in UTC+0)
*: I can also work from 3:00 PM-6:00 PM(in UTC+0) if my project requires it.
*: Actually I can work in any time if my project requires.
== 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 ;-)
* Please describe your experience with C++, Octave or Matlab m-scripts, OpenGL and Qt.
*::* I have 4 years of coding experience in C & C++. I have a thorough undertanding of classes and Object Oriented Programming in C++.
*: '''Octave or Matlab m-scripts'''
*::* I started using Octave for my online [https://www.coursera.org/learn/machine-learning ''Machine Learning Course by Andrew Ng'']
*::* I also use Matlab Image Processing Toolbox for my Digital Image Processing Course.
*: '''OpenGL and Qt'''
*:: I am a beginner in QT programming.
*:: I am a beginner in OpenGL.
* Please describe your experience with other programming languages.
*::* I am good in Python. I have also learned to use some mathematical libraries like ''numpy'' and ''pandas''.
*::* I am intermediate in Java.
*: '''Front-end Web development'''
*: '''Back-end Web development'''
* Please describe your experience with being in a development team.
*: Yes,I have experience with being in developement team.With My classmates we developed many web sites.
*:In case of open source,I got in touch with many orgs.Sometimes I just surfed around many projects in Github.
Github id: '''hodorNight''' [https://github.com/hOdOrNight] ,'''dextar101010''' [https://github.com/dextar101010]
I worked under Coala,Octave most,to say.
* 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.
*:* The biggest project I did was a website building.
During that project,I faced many problems from which I learned many thing.
Like code reusablity,design of code etc.
*:* I was main developer in that project.
* Please state the commits and patches you already contributed to Octave.
*: As I am new to octave I contributed very less.
But in the main IRC channel #octave I help many people(mostly newcomers)
*:I submitted a patch here,which admin maybe ignored - [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?func=detailitem&item_id=52786]
*: [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?53311] (Submitted a patch/npermutek function)
*: [http://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?9586] (patch for ismissing function(private submission))
*: [https://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?9598] (patch for rms function of signal package)
*: [https://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?9599] (patch for peak2rms function of signal package)
*: [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?53378] (Submitted solution/patch #53378 and merged)
*: [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?53425] (Submitted patch for factor.m #53425)
*: [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?53434] (Submitted patch for isprime.m #53434)
*: '''Issues opened'''
*::*I contributed by suggesting a feature - [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?52910]
*::*Can't close window popping up after "gray" command while pager is active(fixed)[https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?53217]
*::* [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?53384] (Opened a bug)
*::* [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?53280] (Opened a important bug)
*::* [http://octave.1599824.n4.nabble.com/Additional-possible-topic-for-OctConf2018-project-list-td4686847.html] (Opened bug got as additional topic in Oct-conf)
*::* [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?53378] (Reported a warning/error bug)
*::* [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?53350] (Asked for a important feature)
*::* [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?53425] (Opened a bug #53425)
*::* [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?53434] (Opened a bug #53434)
== F: Feeling fine ==
* Please describe (in short) your experience with the following tools:
** IRC and mailing lists
**: I really prefer IRC as a mode of communication.I use them frequently and take help from there if I face any problems.
**: My registered IRC nick is hodor123456.I use mailing list no less than IRC.There is an account in nabble,Dildar Sk
** Mercurial or other source code management systems
**: I am very comfortable using git. I have started learning Mercurial and do understand the basics of generating a patch in Octave.
** Mediawiki or other wiki software
**: I started using Mediawiki when I started writing this application. I am comfortable contributing to wiki pages.
** make, gcc, gdb or other development tools
**: I am very comfortable in using make tool, gcc, and gdb. Furthermore, I am always pumped up in learning new tools if my project demands for it (or even just out of curiosity).
* What will make you actively stay in our community after this GSoC is over?
*: I see lots of places where I can help.I will keep active in #octave IRC channel to help people.
*: And certainly I will be always upto dated with mailing lists and bug tracker.
*:There I will also implement missing functions.
== O: Only out of interest ==
* Did you ever hear about Octave before?
*: Yes, I have heard of GNU Octave before.
** If so, when and where? How far have you been involved already?
**: I started using Octave for my online Machine Learning Course by Andrew Ng in Coursera.
* What was the first question concerning Octave you could not find an answer to rather quickly?
*: Complete steps to build Octave from source. The reason for that is that there is not much in the Octave docs.
*: It is overwhelming as there exists more than one wiki explaining similar steps in various ways.
*: It might be better to update the Octave docs frequently with latest installation instructions.
*: Here is what the octave docs show now: [https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/doc/v4.0.1/Building-the-Development-Sources.html#Building-the-Development-Sources link].
*: Apart from this, the Octave manual has been very helpful with useful examples to understand concepts.
== P: Prerequisites ==
* Please state the operating system you work with.
*: Ubuntu 16.10 and Windows 8.1
** If you have access to more than one, please state them and the conditions under which you are granted this access.
**: I have complete access to both the operating systems. However, I prefer using Ubuntu for software development.
* Please estimate an average time per day you will be able to access
** an internet connection
** a computer
** a computer with your progressing work on
* Please describe the degree to which you can install new software on computers you have access to.
*: I have complete root/administrator access.
*:If you are asking about how good I am at installing softwares,then,yes I have installed every softwares without a problem.
== S: Self-assessment ==
* Please describe how useful criticism looks from your point of view as committing student.
*: I think constructive criticism plays a vital role in developing a good product.
*: I like receiving criticism because it means that my work matters to someone and I take that as motivation to make my work better.
* How autonomous are you when developing:
*: While assessing myself I observed that I try to code first and then try to find bugs and remove the inefficiencies in my code.
*:I am quite autonomous and can start work on my own.
But if I get to know what should I do,where to start or a hints,I do work much smoother and quicker.
*: I think this methodology is what makes me learn more. I understand this might turn out to be a slow process, but I think this is what makes me more experienced.
*: Thomas Edison said, "'' I haven't failed, I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. ''"
*: With that said, I will also absolutely make sure that I take regular weekly feedback from my mentors so that I don't end up in a wrong path.
== Y: Your task ==
* Did you select a task from our list of proposals and ideas?
*: Yes, I would like to work on the project: "Command line suggestion feature" [http://wiki.octave.org/Summer_of_Code_Project_Ideas#Command_line_suggestion_feature]
* Please provide a rough estimated timeline for your work on the task.
*: During Google Summer of Code, I would work 60 hours per week. This is my rough estimated timeline:
*: '''May 5 - May 30, 2017''' (Community bonding period)
*: '''May 30 - June 30, 2017''' (First term)
*:: '''Week 1-2''':
*:: '''Week 3-4''':
*: '''July 1 - July 24, 2017''' (Second term)
*: '''July 28 - August 21, 2017''' (Final term)
*:: '''Week 9-10''': Write Documentation
*::# Complete any pending tasks (if any).
*:: '''Week 10-12''': Fix further issues
*: This is a very rough timeline. The exact steps will become clearer when I do some more discussion with the mentors.
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