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Subject: Re: [boost] testing potential GSOC students
From: Niall Douglas (s_sourceforge_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-03-02 10:42:34

On 1 Mar 2014 at 19:35, David Bellot wrote:

> I'd like to know how you test your potential students to see if they have a
> sufficient level in C++. It's totally different than doing a C++ interview,
> because they have plenty of time to answer questions and they can use help
> from google or any other source.
> For Boost.uBLAS, I ask them to write a little vector library (vector in the
> sense of linear algebra) using expression templates. It's the bare minimum
> they have to know. I ask different features to each student. They we talk
> about their code and I ask them to modify it to introduce new features for
> example.
> And you ?

I was a bit more competitive last year. See
sharing for the instructions for the test I gave them.


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