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Subject: Re: [boost] Beginner Request for Contributing to Boost Library
From: Rajaditya Mukherjee (rajaditya.mukherjee_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-10-16 00:41:55

Hi Arafat,

I am a Boost GSOC'15 candidate this year. I would like to mention that GSOC
is a good way to get a glimpse into how Boost review and ownership process
works. I would highly recommend that you apply to boost GSOC'16 next year.
Also if you are interested in contributing to the graph library as the
other more experienced reviewers have commented, get started by fixing a
bug in that library. Its a good way to understand the source code not to
mention something which distinguishes your GSOC application.

Another way to contribute is to implement a state of the art
technique/algorithm using boost framework as a back-end (for instance you
may implement some solver using boost.numeric.ublas framework and submit it
for review - this is just illustrative only by the way).

Hope this helps and best of luck.

*Rajaditya Mukherjee *
*3rd Year Graduate Student*
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Tel :- +1-(614)-271-4439
email :- rajaditya.mukherjee_at_[hidden] <mukherjee.62_at_[hidden]>,
raj_at_[hidden] <mukherjr_at_[hidden]>

On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 7:52 PM, Edward Diener <eldiener_at_[hidden]>

> On 10/15/2015 9:31 AM, Arafat Khan wrote:
>> Hi Respected Sir/ Mam,
>> I am Arafat Dad Khan, an undergraduate student at Indian Institute of
>> Technology, Kharagpur.
>> I wish to contribute to the Boost Library (Specifically Graph and Data
>> Structures).
>> I have decent knowledge of Algorithms and Data Structures and have
>> consistently taken part in algorithmic competitions on websites such as
>> Codechef and Spoj(Sphere online Judge ) you can view my profile here
>> I am very new to open source, And i just need someone to guide me so that
>> i
>> could focus on the right areas to contribute. I am very comfortable with
>> C++ language and learning complicated algorithms is great fun to me.
>> Can anyone please tell me the ways in which i could contribute?
> You need to decide to which Boost libraries you would like to contribute (
> there is close to 130 Boost libraries ). Once you do study the code of
> those libraries, look to fix bugs in those libraries by issuing bug reports
> or PRs against those libraries and if you are confident enough in your
> abilities with those libraries you can seek to become a library maintainer.
> Don't hesitate to ask questions on this mailing list about the libraries in
> which you are interested.
>> If this is not the right place to ask newbie questions please tell me
>> where
>> i could ask the my questions.
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