- Your name: Devyani Kota
- FAS Account: Devyani7
- Fedora userpage: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Devyani7
- Email Address: email@example.com
- Blog URL: https://devyani7kota.wordpress.com/
- Freenode IRC Nick: devyani7
- 1 Why do you want to work with the Fedora Project?
- 2 Do you have any past involvement with the Fedora project or any other open source project as a contributor?
- 3 Did you participate with the past GSoC programs, if so which years, which organizations?
- 4 Will you continue contributing/ supporting the Fedora project after the GSoC 2014 program, if yes, which team(s), you are interested with?
- 5 Why should we choose you over other applicants?
Why do you want to work with the Fedora Project?
I have been using fedora since I first started using linux. The mentors in the Fedora Community being the greatest inspirations, and having watched their journey, I became a FOSS fan. I look forward to work and be involved with an organization which has an exciting culture and community. I aim to stick around and become a long term contributor in the community, and Fedora gives me exactly the oppurtunity.
Do you have any past involvement with the Fedora project or any other open source project as a contributor?
Since I am new, I dont have any major contributions. Two of my commits  got merged for the fedora-infra/mirrormanager2 application.
Am really excited to start my Open Source adventures with Fedora.
Also, in the past few months, I contributed the following to Gnome :
1. Solved a gnome-shell bug,patch- .
2. Working on a feature for gnome-shell calendar.
Did you participate with the past GSoC programs, if so which years, which organizations?
This is my first attempt at GSoC.
Will you continue contributing/ supporting the Fedora project after the GSoC 2014 program, if yes, which team(s), you are interested with?
Since the summer-coding Idea I have chosen is in its very early stage, there will be quite a number of tasks that might not be within the scope of the coding-period. I would surely work on improvising the application in various ways, and try to implement those improvements.
Am using fedora since i started using linux, thats approximately about 2-3 yrs and I love it. I have already starred a few more fedora projects that I plan to contribute to post GSoC. As an attempt to stay updated, I follow Fedora's various mailing lists regularly.
I will maintain anything I develop and contribute wherever I can. But since, I have already started contributing to the fedora-infra team, I would like to continue to contribute to fedora-infra post GSoC as well.
Why should we choose you over other applicants?
I spent my first year in University volunteering at FOSS Events organised by my seniors. During the summer-vacation of second year, I attended the #dgplug summer-training and worked on a project under the mentorship of Kushal Das. Since then, I have been using fedora for all purposes and became a dedicated user of FOSS products. This summer, i want to contribute to it. While improvising the skills i already have, I want to learn more from the mentors of the Fedora Community so that I can learn to write code that would be helping the fedora-project and later become a part of the awesome community. I would consider GSoC to be a prestigious learning oppurtunity, after which i can identify myself as a part of a team whose products i constantly use. I can give 50 hours a week to the project untill mid-july, and 40 hours thereafter.
Some more relevant points:
I am familiar with primary OpenSource techniques- issue tracking, mailing lists, version control systems. Have used Gnome bugzilla for working on patches for Gnome. For personal projects, have used git.
I have experience in Object Oriented Programming and Web Technologies. I have worked with Python, C and Java. I have developed small applications and possess good coding skills.
I have started blogging recently, and I believe this will help me develop interesting and well laid-out documentation for the project.
I started communication about the project quite early, thanks to my mentor for providing me with a good resource which serves as an example for the project idea. I try to be as self-sufficient as possible and use search-engine and mailing-lists effectively.
I take this program to be a nice starting point for a long-term connection with the Fedora Community to walk on the foot steps of the mentor am inspired by.