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== A: An introduction ==
This is '''Kai Torben Ohlhus''' (a.k.a. '''siko1056''' on Discourse and alike). I started contributing to GNU Octave during [[Summer of Code#GSoC 2013|GSoC 2013]] as student and worked on incomplete factorizations (read my [ blog]). The project was completed in [[Summer of Code#GSoC 2014|GSoC 2014]] by [[User:Edu159 | Eduardo]].
* I'm '''Kai Torben Ohlhus''', a [ computer science and engineering] student in the final master semester from Hamburg, Germany. During my studies I specialized on software systems and communication networks and discovered a passion for computer arithmetic and algorithms, which will now be topic of my master thesis. I speak German (native), English (fluent) and Spanish (basic).
* My intention to participate in the GSoC 2013 is to work on a software project that can be part of my master thesis, which I start now in April. Till now I haven't participated in any GSoC and this year will be my last chance to do so.
* The choice for Octave came during the planning of my thesis schedule. My master thesis will deal with accurate fast scalar products and matrix-vector products for big sparse linear systems, usually coined to be called with MATLAB's MEX-Interface. But I prefer to use software where I can read the source code of how something is done, rather than a sparse documentation. So don't be afraid to disapprove my application, I'll stick to Octave.

== C: Contact ==
Since 2013, I continuously support the development of [ "core" Octave] and maintain parts of the Octave [[Project Infrastructure]]:
* I know how to use IRC and I will be online as often as possible under the nick '''siko1056''' on #octave.
* GMT+02:00 (CEST)
* I use to work from 10.00 to 18.00 +/- 2 hours.

== E: Coding experience ==
* Several [ code contributions] to GNU Octave itself.
* Since the beginning of my studies (so more than four years) I work with C, C++, and m-scripts. I attended many courses and laboratories dealing with these three languages. From my 3rd semester on I'm a student tutor for these courses: [ Software part of a laboratory course (MATLAB)], [ Computer Programming (C)] and [ Introduction to Programming (C)]. I have little  experience with Qt4 and with OpenGL I have no experience so far, but I worked with [ SDL].
** Triage the [ bug tracker] (review, comment, and push patches).
* Other languages of my studies were Java and web applications (JSP and Servlets). Because I use GNU/Linux as my day-to-day OS, I know BASH-scripting and for FPGA-Programming I worked with VHDL a lot. Additionally I created many documents using LaTeX.
** Support the release process (create and upload [interpreter] and [[Doxygen]] documentation).
* Nearly all programming laboratories at university were solved in a team, making use of version control systems and organization techniques like [ scrum].
* Co-maintainer and caring for updates of
* My biggest project so far was [ searchbooster] a desktop document search tool based upon Apache Lucene and Apache Tika. It was developed by me and three other students in a team using scrum, Subversion (at Google Code now GIT) in a time of three months. I learned like in other projects, that an interface is something you shouldn't break every day and a proper code and comment style saves a lot of time!
** [[Special:ListUsers/sysop | this Octave wiki]] ([[Special:Contributions/Siko1056 |all contributions]]).
* I haven't contributed to Octave so far.
** the official GNU Octave website ([ page source]).
** the [ Octave Discourse forum].
== F: Feeling fine ==
** several [ Octave packages].
* IRC I don't use that often and I read some mailing lists.
* [[Summer of Code | GSoC]] mentor in 2014, 2018, and 2020-2022, co-mentor in 2017.
* I worked a lot with GIT, Subversion and Mercurial.
* I successfully installed a Mediawiki on my homepage once and I'm familiar with Wikipedia.
* make, gcc, gdb, javac and IDEs (e.g. Eclipse) I worked a lot with
* It would make me happy and stay I see that my work is used in the stable regular releases of Octave!
== O: Only out of interest ==
* Since I got to know MATLAB in my first semester, I also got to know about Octave and other numerical software environments. At my university we have free MATLAB student licences and thus many courses are dealing with MATLAB (but I figured out, that you can nearly run all m-files in Octave too). No other questions arose so far.
== P: Prerequisites ==
* My operating systems: Ubuntu 12.04.2 (64 bit) and Windows 7 (64 bit).
* Root access, no time restrictions.
* All day internet connection.
== S: Self-assessment ==
* As far as I can assess my coding behavior it is more defense:
** I don't like to delete work (think before coding).
** I code in small revertible portions and like testing these steps to avoid above.
** I like to find out more efficient ways to do something (so critic is welcome, I want to learn).
** Sometimes I strive for perfection (not always useful, you get stuck unnecessarily).
== 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.''
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Latest revision as of 17:01, 4 June 2022

This is Kai Torben Ohlhus (a.k.a. siko1056 on Discourse and alike). I started contributing to GNU Octave during GSoC 2013 as student and worked on incomplete factorizations (read my blog). The project was completed in GSoC 2014 by Eduardo.

Since 2013, I continuously support the development of "core" Octave and maintain parts of the Octave Project Infrastructure: