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== A: An introduction ==
 
== A: An introduction ==
 
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* Please describe yourself in three sentences, one of them regarding your current studies.
Ambitious and someone who wants to achieve the maximum heights in career. When given a specific task, I can figure out the best ways to solve the problem with a creative approach. I am very determined and optimistic person and can produce results under any circumstances. I am currently a 3rd year undergraduate student at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee pursuing career in Geophysics.  
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** Which languages do you speak?
 
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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 speak Hindi and English.
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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 am currently studying geophysics and signal processing.
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* Why are you choosing Octave?
 
 
Google Summer of Code is the perfect platform to enhance your coding skills and contribute your work to the real world where you can actually make the difference. I hope to be a better and mature programmer by participating in this program.
 
 
 
This will be my first experience with the Google Summer of Codes.
 
 
 
I am choosing Octave as I am very much familiar with the concepts of C++ and the current field of my studying constantly requires use of Matlab, which is very much similar to Octave. I have gained a lot of experience working on Matlab and want to work and contribute for development of Octave.
 
  
 
== C: Contact ==
 
== C: Contact ==
 
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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 nick on IRC channel is '''lm10''' .
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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.''
 
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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 ;-)''
I live in India Time Zone (UTC +05:30) and it will be same during GSoC.  
 
 
 
I feel comfortable working during 08.00 to 18.00. But I can extend my timing till the work demands :). (UTC +05:30)
 
  
 
== E: Coding experience ==
 
== E: Coding experience ==
 
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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 been writing codes and programs since 9th grade as my hobby and studied the C++ course in 11th and 12th standard. I also studied C++ in my college and have a good experience in writing codes in C++. My current field of studies requires working with Matlab m-scripts on topics related with Signal Processing and different modelling and inversion techniques of linear equations. I have also developed some codes on optimization techniques comprising both linear and non-linear methods of numerical optimization. I have also developed an encryptor and decryptor on Matlab based on level-key concept for my hobby.     
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* Please describe your experience with C++, Octave or Matlab m-scripts, OpenGL and Qt.
 
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* Please describe your experience with other programming languages.
I have not worked extensively with other languages but know the basics of Python,HTML and CSS.
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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?''
 
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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.
I have written the codes for some problems, but the biggest is the one I wrote while working under my professor. The code calculates the depth of the magnetic/gravity anomaly  which causes the anomaly in the potential fields. The code was written in Matlab m-script. The code digitizes the potential field contours and interpolates the field, if required and computes the radial average of the power spectrum of field. The log of radially averaged power spectrum is plotted against wavenumber and the depth can be roughly estimated by slope of curve. For precise calculation of parameters the inversion was done by the codes written for linear programming (L1-norm and L2-norm) to obtain exact depth. I learned a lot in this project about my field as well as Matlab programming. I was the lead programmer in this project and contributed in most of the code.
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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.''
 
 
Apart from this, as a hobby, I wrote a code for encryptor which encrypts the message of any length for random level and key and tells the level and key if asked. I also then developed an individual decryptor which decrypts the message by asking level and key of the encryption.
 
  
 
== F: Feeling fine ==
 
== F: Feeling fine ==
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== O: Only out of interest ==
 
== O: Only out of interest ==
 
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* Did you ever hear about Octave before?
No, This is the first time I heard about Octave. Advertising can be done on the student forums, social media or various ad networks.
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** If so, when and where? How far have you been involved already?
 
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** If not, where would you expect or advise us to do advertising?
I couldn't find clear information on the inbuilt functions of Octave online.
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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 ==
 
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* Please state the operating system you work with.
I work with Windows 10.
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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.
 
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* Please estimate an average time per day you will be able to ''(if separated)'' access
I will be able to access an internet connection, a computer with my progressing work on the whole day.
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** an internet connection
 
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** a computer
As I am using windows 10, I can install the software completely depending whether the crack is present.
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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 ==
 
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* Please describe how useful criticism looks from your point of view as committing student.
Criticism is very important part of life. It helps a person to move forward successfully and grow into a more open minded and mature person. Criticism, if taken into consideration wisely, helps in understanding and learning the new perspectives of tackling a problem which earlier couldn't be resolved. It shouldn't be taken personally or it will result in a negative impact on us. It can be thought of as a feedback which will make you further stronger in future. It helps us to review our own work and sometimes results in new solutions to a problem. This happens only when the criticism is taken to our advantage. 
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* How autonomous are you when developing? ''If you answer both subquestions with "Yes, definitely", we are a tad confused. ;-)''
 
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** Do you like to discuss changes intensively and not start coding until you know what you want to do?
I try to develop codes and get results in an autonomous manner.
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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?
I like to code a proof of concept, modify it to try several possible and unexplored aspects of the problem and analyse it finally to draw a conclusion. Even if it doesn't match the project or original proponent had in mind, it enables me to explore different ideas and possibilities of the concept. I also get to know the ways on which I shouldn't proceed in future problems. Experimenting with a code to explore is never fruitless irrespective of whether you get the desired result or not. Taking risks also rewards into new results and inventions and if no one's willing to take risks, moving forward would be a difficult task. In a ways its like criticism, both ideas give the positive results overall.
 
  
 
== Y: Your task ==
 
== Y: Your task ==

Revision as of 07:21, 5 March 2016

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.