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= Steps toward a successful application =
 
= Steps toward a successful application =
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# 😉💬 '''We want to get to know you.  Communicate with us.'''
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# 😉💬 '''We want to get to know you (before the deadline).  Communicate with us.'''
 
#* Join [https://octave.discourse.group/ '''Octave Discourse'''] or our [https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#octave '''IRC channel'''].
 
#* Join [https://octave.discourse.group/ '''Octave Discourse'''] or our [https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#octave '''IRC channel'''].
 
#* We are interested in you as motivated developer 💻  There is no need to present an overwhelming CV with prestigious universities 🏰 and programming contest awards 🏆 in it.  We are very fine if you just communicate using a nickname with us.  
 
#* We are interested in you as motivated developer 💻  There is no need to present an overwhelming CV with prestigious universities 🏰 and programming contest awards 🏆 in it.  We are very fine if you just communicate using a nickname with us.  
#* If your first question is "Hi I'm new to Octave. What should I do?" '''you are out''' 🤦
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#* <span style="color:darkblue;">If you never talked to us, we might reject your proposal</span>, even it looks good 🚮
 
# 📝💡 '''Tell us what you are going to do.'''
 
# 📝💡 '''Tell us what you are going to do.'''
 
#* When you contact us for the first time, do not write just to say in what project you're interested in.  Be specific about what you are going to do, post many links 🔗, show us you know what you are talking about 💡, and ask many [http://www.catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html smart questions] 🤓
 
#* When you contact us for the first time, do not write just to say in what project you're interested in.  Be specific about what you are going to do, post many links 🔗, show us you know what you are talking about 💡, and ask many [http://www.catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html smart questions] 🤓
 
#* Remember, '''we are voluntary developers and not your boss''' 🙂
 
#* Remember, '''we are voluntary developers and not your boss''' 🙂
 
# 👩‍🔬 '''Get your hands dirty.'''
 
# 👩‍🔬 '''Get your hands dirty.'''
#* We are curious about your programming skills ⌨️
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#* We are curious about your programming skills 🚀
 
#** Try to [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=octave fix Octave bugs] or [https://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?group=octave submit patches] '''before''' the end of the application deadline.
 
#** Try to [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=octave fix Octave bugs] or [https://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?group=octave submit patches] '''before''' the end of the application deadline.
 
#** Take a look at the [[Short projects]] for simple bugs to start with.
 
#** Take a look at the [[Short projects]] for simple bugs to start with.

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