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Subject: Re: [boost] [gsoc15] Attn: We need 2015 mentors and project ideas for Boost!
From: Damian Vicino (damian.vicino_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-02-09 21:39:22

Hi Niall,
I never found another Damian Vicino around and I was on the list for about 2 years.
So, I guess it should be me. :)

I sent you a link with the code I submitted to the incubator for library simulation about a week ago.
From an email you sent me on Feb 06 I understood it was enough, but I can push more if needed.
Do you need me to sent more code for the competency test?

I will try to submit the proposal tomorrow after checking it with Robert.
The harder thing right now is to define a realistic scope before sending it.
I don’t want to submit milestones and finding out later they are impossible to reach.

Best regards,

> On Feb 10, 2015, at 1:54 AM, Niall Douglas <s_sourceforge_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On 9 Feb 2015 at 8:41, Robert Ramey wrote:
>> Damian Vicino consulted with me about proposing the following GSOC project:
>> Add safe<float> functionality to safe numerics
>> This is an extremely difficult task. But my conversations with him have
>> convinced me that he understands the issue involved. This would be a great
>> addition to the safe numerics library which is still under development.
>> He has asked me to act as a mentor for this project and I have agreed to do
>> so. I would expect to see him submit a proposal for this project soon if he
>> hasn't done so already.
> Firstly thank you hugely Robert for stepping forward to volunteer as
> mentor.
> Secondly, if he's the same Damian Vicino as was on this list a few
> months ago then I agree he's well capable. He looks to be an
> outstanding student. Indeed this year 2015 is looking to be a bumper
> year for GSoC, we may well have four prearranged students and mentors
> before GSoC has even begun. Historically those are shoo-ins for the
> rankings as they tend to be head and shoulders above the candidates
> who apply later, but equally we won't count our ducks before they
> have hatched.
> However, there is a process here, and his part doesn't start until
> after we get approved as an org this year, so first off we need to
> achieve that. To that end can you or him add the proposed project to
> the list of project ideas at
> please? That's the page
> Google reviews as part of approving us or not. A lack of ideas on
> that page caused our rejection in 2012, so we need that page long and
> detailed.
> Also, can Damian supply a link to code he has written so we can
> dispense with you having to set him a programming competency exam?
> The ideas page needs to be ready before the 20th Feb.
> Thanks,
> Niall
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