Looking for mentor for GSoC

Matthias Klose doko at ubuntu.com
Fri Mar 20 14:42:12 GMT 2009


please add your proposal to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/GoogleSoC2009/Ideas,
together with the information where it comes from, what you do want to
implement, and how it is integrated into Ubuntu. Also mention that you are
looking for a mentor.


Ian Harris schrieb:
> Hi all,
> My name is Ian Harris and I am a final year PhD student in University
> College Dublin in Ireland. I will be in the writing up/finished stage of my
> PhD in early summer and will be freed up to do some other work so Summer of
> Code seemed the natural option.
> My computer programming knowledge comes primarily from a HDip in
> Computational Science, which I did alongside the beginning of my PhD. During
> the HDip I programmed in C, completing courses in Parallel Programming using
> MPI, Visualisation using OpenGL as well as some general programming courses.
> I have also written a fair amount of code as part of my PhD, however these
> codes were all simulation based, my PhD is in Theoretical Physics/Applied
> Mathematics. At this point Summer of Code would be a great opportunity to
> explore the more challenging software development end of coding.
> I've been using Ubuntu for about two years now and find it quite a good OS,
> but what really interests me is polishing what is already there to make
> interaction with the OS easy, especially important for less computer savvy
> users. This has attracted me to two of the projects listed on the Ubuntu
> ideas page for GSoC.
> 1. The compatability with webcams and microphones.
> 2. The enhancement of mobile device syncronization.
> I am wondering is there anyone who would be interested in mentoring either
> of these projects and if so could they help me out by directing me to good
> sources of information to bulk up my base knowledge on them before writing
> my applications project proposal?
> Thanks for all you help,
> Ian.

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