Subject: Re: [boost] GSoC
From: Utsav Tiwary (utsav.tiwary2011_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-02-08 12:25:31
Thank you so much Mr. Niall. Your answer clarified a lot of things. I have
ideas and I shall try to pen them down clearly. Also, I do not deny that I
am not the most consummate programmer you would find, but just the fact
that I have a keen interest in programming and the FAQ that said that the
applicants need not be the most skilled ones, but the more passionate ones
have motivated me to apply for GSoC 2014. Thank you for appreciating my
effort. Also, could you please specify the deadline you expect of me to put
the project idea in the proper format so that I try to get it done as early
as possible ?
On Sat, Feb 8, 2014 at 10:05 PM, Niall Douglas <s_sourceforge_at_[hidden]>wrote:
> On 8 Feb 2014 at 19:36, Utsav Tiwary wrote:
> > So , is someone willing to mentor this idea ? .. and any suggestions for
> > changes/improvements that can be done to this project idea?
> I think Utsav our problem is that we don't know:
> (a) what exactly are you proposing.
> (b) how you plan to solve it.
> (c) whether you have the technical nous to implement your solution.
> A big advantage of using one of the mentor supplied GSoC work items
> from https://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/wiki/SoC2014 is that the mentor
> knows the problem, knows the solution and knows what is needed from a
> student. Do remember that we auto-reject half of all GSoC student
> candidates because they simply don't have the skills at writing basic
> coherent English, let alone writing code. Last year we saw around 70
> students apply, but I think we only seriously considered about 20
> such was how awful their project proposals were.
> Utsav: here is what I suggest: look at the project proposals on
> https://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/wiki/SoC2014 and write up what you
> want to do in the same format and post it here. We'll be far better
> able to advise you and figure out a suitable mentor if your ideas are
> in that format.
> And thanks for showing the interest Utsav, we really like students
> who come early.
> Currently unemployed and looking for work in Ireland.
> Work Portfolio: http://careers.stackoverflow.com/nialldouglas/
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