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Subject: [boost] GSoC 2013: ODE or B-trees?
From: áÒÔ£Í óÅÒÏ× (serov.mipt_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-04-10 15:00:01


My name is Artem Serov. I would like to participate GSoC in Boost and
I have a dilemma. I don't have enough information to choose one of two
projects in boost: B-trees and Ordinary Differential Equations and
want to find out which project matches me better. Before composing a
formal application (with all formal requirements) for a project and
deeper investigating of the environment i hope to get a piece of
advice about my doubts.

A few facts:
- the 3rd year student of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
(State University), Russia.
- ~1 year exprerience of C/C++ industrial programming in Intel as intern.
- no experience in open souce project contribution.

Both projects are very challenging and interesting for me.

ODE: I had cources of Theory of ODE, Computional Mathematics and
Parallel programming (OpenMPI) at the university, so i am familiar
with the topic.

B-trees: The topic "B-trees" is located in the additional list of
ideas for GSoC, so there is no concrete information except the title.
Could someone (maybe who have put this in the ideas list) will tell
anything: maybe requirements, any thoughts, why is it mentioned in
GSoC ideas list, why isn't this idea in a main list or any information
like in projects in the main ideas list, please?

What would you advise me: to apply for the concrete project from the
main list or to develop the project from additional list? What is
preferable for the community?
Could you give a kind of very brief estimation and comparisson of
difficulty of both projects?

Artem Serov

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