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= User : AbKDs =
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= Public application template =
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This part is answered in public on your [[Special:MyPage|user page]]. Please copy its source ('''edit''') and then fill. Delete any examples and annotations (''this markup'') afterwards. Same for questions that do not apply to your situation.
  
 
== A: An introduction ==
 
== A: An introduction ==
* A highly motivated and enthusiastic person , who loves to code random stuff . A jolly natured guy who loves to interact with people . I am currently pursuing my undergraduate studies in Electrical Engineering ( III year ) from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee .  
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* Please describe yourself in three sentences, one of them regarding your current studies.
** I can speak fluently in English and Hindi and I know intermediate level of Japanese as well
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** Which languages do you speak?
** I have a background in Electrical Engineering . I have done courses on machine learning , neural networks , control theory and power system analysis .  
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** What's your overall background? ''The general field you work in or are studying, e.g. computer science, physics, artificial intelligence, control theory...''
* I am interested in coding and good in mathematics , I can contribute towards octave and implement more stuff on it so that it surpasses MATLAB .
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* 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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** 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!''
* I first heard about Octave through the Andrew NG course on ml on coursera , then I saw that octave with such little requirements ( compared to MATLAB ) is as powerful as MATLAB . Octave involves a lot of mathematics and I feel it would be great to work on such a project .
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* Why are you choosing Octave?
  
 
== C: Contact ==
 
== C: Contact ==
* trafalgar is my nick on Octave IRC channel.
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* 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.''
* My time zone is UTC + 5:30. I live in India .  
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* 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.''
* I usually code between UTC 13:00 to UTC 21:00 , but on weekends I can start as early as UTC 9:00  
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* 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 ;-)''
  
 
== 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 ;-)
* I have used Matlab and Octave for about a year and a half . I know the basics of Python and Java . Used octave on windows previously , its been almost a month I am working with Linux Systems ( Ubuntu in my case ) , and now I am acquainted with DVCS ( mercurial , git ) along with autotools .
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* Please describe your experience with C++, Octave or Matlab m-scripts, OpenGL and Qt.
* I have an experience of working in C++ for almost the same time
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* Please describe your experience with other programming languages.
* No , currently I haven't had any experience of doing any open-source project . Hopeful to change that in the upcoming days .  
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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?''
* I am into my junior year , I have not done any "big" projects yet but yes I have done various projects of medium scale . I designed a (i) recommender system for rating of movies (ii) a hand written digit-recognition system (iii) a RISC based MIPS pipelined processor .
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* 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.
* Currently I have not commited any code but I have with me code of various Power System Analysis methods ( GSLF , NRLF etc ) also some optimization algorithms ( like genetic algorithms etc ) which I hope to submit in the coming days .  
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* Please state the commits and patches you already contributed to Octave. ''This question (one of the most important parts by the way) is the only part of your application our wiki admins will edit for you even after the application deadline. Code sometimes speaks louder than many words do.''
  
 
== F: Feeling fine ==
 
== F: Feeling fine ==
** I am feeling fine in using IRC and mailing lists , got to discuss a lot on IRC which helped me .
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* Please describe (in short) your experience with the following tools: ''We only use this question to determine where you need guidance, not for rating!  We by no means expect you to be familiar with all of these and you'll won't necessarily need them while working with us.''
** Learning the basics of git and mercurial .
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** IRC and mailing lists
** Currently learning mediawiki
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** Mercurial or other source code management systems
** comfortable with autotools , autoconf , automake etc .
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** Mediawiki or other wiki software
 
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** make, gcc, gdb or other development tools
* I am highly amazed by how open-source software can help the community , my main motivation is to make octave better than MATLAB . I want to actively contribute to it even after GSoC , hopefully the more I will come to know about a particular field where Octave ( as a scientific tool ) is useful , I will contribute by adding that functionality to octave .
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* What will make you actively stay in our community after this GSoC is over? ''You can also tell us after applications close and we'll happily try to fulfill :-)''
  
 
== O: Only out of interest ==
 
== O: Only out of interest ==
* I first heard about Octave through the Andrew NG course on ml on coursera .
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* Did you ever hear about Octave before?
** I use a lot of Octave for my projects ( ongoing ) . I am currently working on a project to implement quantum neural networks ( apparently MATLAB has no tool for qnn ) . As soon as it is done I will submit the patch .
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** If so, when and where? How far have you been involved already?
** The best place to advertise is through online courses . Students in colleges attend a lot of MOOC . It is the fastest way to reach the academic community .
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** If not, where would you expect or advise us to do advertising?
* I had a lot of problem in building the octave from the development sources . Even on the wiki page the information is pretty vague . But with the help of people from IRC , I was able to do that .
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* What was the first question concerning Octave you could not find an answer to rather quickly? ''Of course more than one question can be stated. We try to improve based on this each year! Includes learning how to use it, code, website, GSoC application, …''
  
 
== P: Prerequisites ==
 
== P: Prerequisites ==
* I have a system installed with both Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows 7 .
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* Please state the operating system you work with.
* Time I will be access every day an
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** If you have access to more than one, please state them and the conditions under which you are granted this access.
** an internet connection is about 12 hours
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* Please estimate an average time per day you will be able to ''(if separated)'' access
** a computer for 24 hours a day .
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** an internet connection
* I am the administrator of my system , so I have no problem in installing new software to my system .  
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** a computer
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** a computer with your progressing work on
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* Please describe the degree up to which you can install new software on computers you have access to.
  
 
== S: Self-assessment ==
 
== S: Self-assessment ==
* I am a guy who prefers more to listen than to speak , I love to here constructive criticism which ultimately benefits .  
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* Please describe how useful criticism looks from your point of view as committing student.
 
* How autonomous are you when developing? ''If you answer both subquestions with "Yes, definitely", we are a tad confused. ;-)''
 
* How autonomous are you when developing? ''If you answer both subquestions with "Yes, definitely", we are a tad confused. ;-)''
** Do you like to discuss changes intensively and not start coding until you know what you want to do? (YES)
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** Do you like to discuss changes intensively and not start coding until you know what you want to do?
** Do you like to code a proof of concept to 'see how it turns out', modifying that and taking the risk of having work thrown away if it doesn't match what the project or original proponent had in mind?(NO)
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** Do you like to code a proof of concept to 'see how it turns out', modifying that and taking the risk of having work thrown away if it doesn't match what the project or original proponent had in mind?
  
 
== Y: Your task ==
 
== Y: Your task ==
* Did you select a task from our list of proposals and ideas? (YES)
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* Did you select a task from our list of proposals and ideas?
 
** If yes, what task did you choose? Please describe what part of it you especially want to focus on if you can already provide this information. ''Please also wiki-link the page for your elaborated proposal here.''
 
** If yes, what task did you choose? Please describe what part of it you especially want to focus on if you can already provide this information. ''Please also wiki-link the page for your elaborated proposal here.''
* I can start roughly from the first week of May , till the last week of August . I have summer vacations from May to the mid of July . Preferably will like to have my mid-term evaluations by the mid of June .  
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** If you apply for a task you have added yourself instead, please describe this task, its scope and people you already talked to concerning it. What field of tasks did you miss on the list?
 
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* Please provide a rough estimated timeline for your work on the task. ''This should include the GSoC midterms and personal commitments like exams or vacation ("non-coding time"). Optionally include two or three milestones you expect.''
[[Category: 2014]]
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[[Category: Summer of Code]]
[[Category: Applicants]]
 

Revision as of 19:17, 9 March 2014

Public application template

This part is answered in public on your user page. Please copy its source (edit) and then fill. Delete any examples and annotations (this markup) afterwards. Same for questions that do not apply to your situation.

A: An introduction

  • Please describe yourself in three sentences, one of them regarding your current studies.
    • Which languages do you speak?
    • What's your overall background? The general field you work in or are studying, e.g. computer science, physics, artificial intelligence, control theory...
  • Why do you want to participate in the Google Summer of Code? What do you hope to gain by doing so?
    • 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!
  • Why are you choosing Octave?

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 ;-)

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.
  • Please describe your experience with other programming languages.
  • 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 state the commits and patches you already contributed to Octave. This question (one of the most important parts by the way) is the only part of your application our wiki admins will edit for you even after the application deadline. Code sometimes speaks louder than many words do.

F: Feeling fine

  • Please describe (in short) your experience with the following tools: We only use this question to determine where you need guidance, not for rating! We by no means expect you to be familiar with all of these and you'll won't necessarily need them while working with us.
    • IRC and mailing lists
    • Mercurial or other source code management systems
    • Mediawiki or other wiki software
    • make, gcc, gdb or other development tools
  • What will make you actively stay in our community after this GSoC is over? You can also tell us after applications close and we'll happily try to fulfill :-)

O: Only out of interest

  • Did you ever hear about Octave before?
    • If so, when and where? How far have you been involved already?
    • If not, where would you expect or advise us to do advertising?
  • What was the first question concerning Octave you could not find an answer to rather quickly? Of course more than one question can be stated. We try to improve based on this each year! Includes learning how to use it, code, website, GSoC application, …

P: Prerequisites

  • Please state the operating system you work with.
    • If you have access to more than one, please state them and the conditions under which you are granted this access.
  • Please estimate an average time per day you will be able to (if separated) access
    • an internet connection
    • a computer
    • a computer with your progressing work on
  • Please describe the degree up to which you can install new software on computers you have access to.

S: Self-assessment

  • Please describe how useful criticism looks from your point of view as committing student.
  • How autonomous are you when developing? If you answer both subquestions with "Yes, definitely", we are a tad confused. ;-)
    • Do you like to discuss changes intensively and not start coding until you know what you want to do?
    • Do you like to code a proof of concept to 'see how it turns out', modifying that and taking the risk of having work thrown away if it doesn't match what the project or original proponent had in mind?

Y: Your task

  • Did you select a task from our list of proposals and ideas?
    • If yes, what task did you choose? Please describe what part of it you especially want to focus on if you can already provide this information. Please also wiki-link the page for your elaborated proposal here.
    • If you apply for a task you have added yourself instead, please describe this task, its scope and people you already talked to concerning it. What field of tasks did you miss on the list?
  • Please provide a rough estimated timeline for your work on the task. This should include the GSoC midterms and personal commitments like exams or vacation ("non-coding time"). Optionally include two or three milestones you expect.