Hi all.<br><br>I am Vivek Srivastava from India. I have recently passed out from an<br>engineering college and have a offer from a bank to work as software<br>engineer in next 3 months. I am a mechanical engineer by education, but have
<br>enough knowledge about c++ etc.<br><br>I want to get seriously involved in linux development. I am presently<br>working on a simulation project in Group Technology and C++ and will be free<br>in 5 days for next 3 months to come and after that also I will have ample
<br>amount of time.<br><br>I am a newbie in linux.. (very novice!!) but I have become very much<br>interested in it recently.<br><br>Though I tried to understand how things work in Linux, but things seem to be<br>spread in a confusing way on the Internet.
<br><br>I was wondering if any one of you out there (most of you are experts.. I<br>know) may be able to help me. I need a guide or a mentor to help me<br>through...Please help. I want to be a serious developer in the open source
<br>community.... seriously!! :) .... and i am looking forward to a long term<br>relationship with the person as guide/mentor.. I don't know what i will be<br>able to offer in return.. but be assured.. i am a very hard working person..
<br>so atleast you will have a worthy acolyte. :)<br><br>I so much wish i had taken computer engineering and not mechanical.<br><br>Waiting for replies.<br><br>Bests,<br><span class="sg">Vivek Srivastava</span>