GSOC 2014/Student Application Axilleas

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  • Your name: Achilleas Pipinellis
  • FAS Account: axilleas
  • Fedora userpage: User:Axilleas

Contact Information

  • Email Address: axilleas at fedoraproject.org
  • Blog URL: http://axilleas.me
  • Freenode IRC Nick: axil42


Contents

Why do you want to work with the Fedora Project?

It's been a year since I got involved and started contributing to Fedora, primarily through the GSoC 2013 program and it's been a great experience so far. Fedora offers many areas one could get involved, from translation to web development and infrastructure. Since I started contributing, I have become a package maintainer and recently joined the Fedora Infrastructure apprentice group. And I'm pretty sure there are some other areas I haven't still explored which will be of interest in contributing :)

Do you have any past involvement with the Fedora project or any other open source project as a contributor?

Yes, I have become a package maintainer and recently joined the Fedora Infrastructure apprentice group. I am also involved in various translation teams and have contributed to the GitLab project code and documentation (I also co-maintain the gitlab-recipes repository). Along with Fedora, I use Archlinux where I maintain several packages at the Arch User Repository. Mozilla is also one of the projects where I contribute and recently started learning more on FirefoxOS and its development.

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

Yes, I participated last year 2013 for the Fedora Project.

Will you continue contributing/ supporting the Fedora project after the GSoC 2014 program, if yes, which team(s), are you interested with?

I will, of course. I'll continue with the packaging and in particular with Ruby SIG as well as the infra team which I joined recently.

Why should we choose you over other applicants?

I'm really passionate about open source and I will continue to contribute to Fedora and the project of my proposal even when the project ends. Last year, the idea of my proposal involved less coding and more learning Fedora's packaging system. This time, I plan to use what I learned during the past year and get deep into areas I have basic or little knowledge and expand it, contributing at the same time back to Fedora.