GSOC 2013/Student Application Something

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Contact Information

  • Email Address: ved.harish3@gmail.com
  • Blog URL: http://vedharish3.blogspot.in/
  • Freenode IRC Nick: something on freenode. You can find me on #fedora-admin or #fedora-ruby

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please answer following questions

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Why do you want to work with the Fedora Project?

I have been using various linux distros since I started using linux around 4 years ago. I found Fedora as one of the most well-documented, systematic and rapidly updating distros and I kept using it. I am currently using Fedora 19. As I have been a long-time user, I would like to start contributing to the Fedora community.

Moreover, the Fedora project is very large and diverse. The experience that I will gain from contributing to Fedora is not something every organization can provide. I definitely have the interest and curiosity to become a part of the Fedora project.

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

I have not been involved with the fedora community as a contributor since long but I have recently started contributing as a Fedora Package maintainer with uploading a package as a bug-fix. I find GSoC as a very good opportunity to start moving in the direction of being a long-term contributor to the fedora community.

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

No, I have not participated in the past GSOC programs.

Will you continue contributing/ supporting the Fedora project after the GSoC 2013 program, if yes, which team(s), you are interested with?

I will definitely be willing to continue contributing to the Fedora project and invest much more of my time in giving back to the community.

I would like to start off as a package maintainer for fedora. I have recently learnt ruby and I am very interested in the Ruby_SIG group of the fedora project. This project, itself, would require long-term package maintainers which I would be very much glad to be. I am open to any other opportunities which may co-exist with my interests and my skills.

Why should we choose you over other applicants?

I think I have the following advantages to offer: 1. I am aquainted with how I need to proceed for the project of 'Setup Gitlab as a front end for Fedora Hosted git repositories'. I have actually gone through the packaging process for one of the ruby packages, I have run and used Gitlab on Ubuntu and I know the procedure to deploy gitlab for fedora-hosted.

2. I am planning for long-term involvement with the Fedora Project, which may be very beneficial for this project.

3. I have worked with languages like C, C++, Java, Ruby, Python, web frameworks like PHP, Django, CSS, and database languages like Oracle, Mysql, javascript.

4. I have worked as an intern with a reputed startup changerepublic.com which has given me a lot of experience in how to get things started and working along with a lot of industry exposure and knowledge of development in the real world.

5. I have very strong foundation in CS fundamentals and I study at one of the very renowned IITs.

6. I tend to get very well with my team-mates as most of my academic projects involve working in a teams.

7. I pick up new languages and technologies really fast and know how to use documentations effectively. I need a very minimal ramp-up time before I can get started with a project.

8. I effectively use the mailing-lists and irc communication channels to resolve any queries or issues I may have. I am also very comfortable using source repository and version control tools like git and svn.