I want to participate in some FreeBSD project
equixen at gmail.com
Mon Apr 12 06:35:14 UTC 2010
I am a 3rd year B.Tech (Computer Science) student. I want to
participate in some open source project during my summer vacations.
I thought about going the Google summer of code way but due to limited
knowledge and examinations during the 1st month of the program
timeline didn't participate in it. However, I still want to help with
the FreeBSD projects. I understand that there will be no stipend and
possibly will not be provided any mentor but I request the FreeBSD
team to kindly consider me for any of their ongoing project (I might
help some student selected via Google SoC).
I'm no programming expert and have only a basic experience in
languages like C, C++, and various scripting languages. My aim for
participating in a project with a big organization like The FreeBSD
foundation is to understand how programming works in real world
projects and use that knowledge to be an active contributor in the
open source world.
If I'm rejected for whatever reason I request the members and the
FreeBSD team to kindly provide me links to improve my programming in
the Open Source arena and hopefully make it next year in the Google SoC.
I've also filled the form which FreeBSD requested the students to fill
up for Google SoC (Contact details have been omitted for obvious
Name: Ishan Sharma
email: ishan_sharma1 at yahoo.co.in
Availability: I'll be available after mid June. I;ll be having
vacations so I can work whole day from home till mid August. After
that I can spend 2-3 hrs. daily during weekdays and 4-5 hrs. or more
Bio: I'm a 3rd year B.Tech (Computer Science) student. I've only basic
experience in programming languages like C, C++, Scripting languages.
I've absolutely no experience of working on real projects but I'm a
fast learner and if given some pointers will try to a valuable
resource to the project. I know I'll need to learn a lot and that's
why I'm filling out this application because if I'm not selected this
year I'll be better prepared for the next year. Additionally, any help
provided by the FreeBSD team now (even if it's just a link to a book
I've to read) will make me a better candidate for the future.
Possible Mentor: No choice. I just want to be included in a project
and learn by watching others complete a project from scratch.
Project Information: I just request to be included in any project
which is to be started. I'll read about it as much as I can and will
give a description of it and how I can help with it.
Project Description: I'll research into whatever project I'm provided
and will provide a description of it and how I can help with it.
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