GSOC 2014/Student Application Brickgao
- Your name: Xiongzhi Gao
- FAS Account: Brickgao
- Fedora userpage: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Brickgao
- Email Address: brickgao (at) gmail.com
- Blog URL: http://blog.brickgao.com
- Freenode IRC Nick: Brickgao
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please answer following questions
Why do you want to work with the Fedora Project?
I love linux and I use Fedora as one of my main operating systems. I think fedora is a great operating system and fedora is a great community. I believe GSoC will be a good opportunity for me to take part in the community and make some contribution ;)
Do you have any past involvement with the Fedora project or any other open source project as a contributor?
- I participated in translating the document of Jekyll into Chinese, you can find it on http://jekyllcn.com .
- I fixed some mistakes in the document of flask-bootstrap .
- I participated in the project named inchobot which is a bot to help you hand in your homework, you can find it on https://github.com/Madhouse42/inchobot .
- I took part in designing a instruction set for CPU, you can find it on https://github.com/Madhouse42/CPU_Exercise .
- I also wrote some web service and some tools, you can find them on my Github account .
Did you participate with the past GSoC programs, if so which years, which organizations?
No, this is my first year to participate in GSoC programs.
Will you continue contributing/ supporting the Fedora project after the GSoC 2014 program, if yes, which team(s), you are interested with?
I will. I think I will continue to develope the project (shumgrepper) that I work on. And there are some other Python/Node projects that I am interested in, such as fedmsg, I am sure I’m going to make much effort to develop them in the coming future.
Why should we choose you over other applicants?
- I have used linux for two years and have a good understanding of it.
- I devote myself to coding. I have strong and continuous desire to learn and discover more in order to adapt to fast-changing information era.
- I have used Python since last year. I am eager to add more value to make it a better lanauage to use and operate.
- I wrote two web projects using Flask and SQLAlchemy which demonstrates my ability to code using Flask and SQLAlchemy.
- I have good interpersonal skills, which enables me to coordinate better with my partners.