GSOC 2012/Student Application cafarm

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Contact Information

  • Email Address: mark.cafaro@gmail.com
  • Telephone: 732-687-6604
  • Freenode IRC Nick: cafarm

NOTE: We require all students to blog about the progress of their project time to time.

You are strongly encouraged to register on the Freenode network and participate in our IRC channels. For more information and other instructions, see:

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/GSOC_2012

Please answer following questions.

Why do you want to work with the Fedora Project?

I believe the Fedora Project is a great place to begin my experience with the open source community. I like that it's well-organized, respected, and professional, and that it has the facilities and experience to truly support new contributors. In addition, it's exciting to think that I can play a part in the development of a product with such broad reach.

Do you have any past involvement with the Fedora project or with any another open source project as a contributor (if possible please add some references as well)?

No.

Did you participate with the past GSoC programs, if so which years, which organizations?

No.

Will you continue contributing/ supporting the Fedora project after the GSoC 2012 program, if yes, which team(s)/area(s), you are interested with?

Yes. My interest is in the Java SIG.

Why should we choose you over the other applicants?

I am proposing a project I feel I am well suited to accomplish with minimal guidance. I have a fair amount of experience writing code and producing software people use on a daily basis. I know what it takes to make reliable and maintainable code, and I am a proven self-learner.