Re: Google Summer of Code Question
- From: Joe Shaw <joeshaw novell com>
- To: tor studentergaarden dk
- Cc: dashboard-hackers gnome org
- Subject: Re: Google Summer of Code Question
- Date: Mon, 08 May 2006 11:26:14 -0400
On Mon, 2006-05-08 at 16:07 +0200, tor studentergaarden dk wrote:
> Dear John Shaw
It's Joe, actually. :)
> So, I'm asking you to quickly evaluate whether I should apply at all. I
> know I'm running late, but I would really like to participate in order to
> get some real life experience in coding in connection with a project I
> find instersting.
If your main interest is in obtaining some real life experience, my
suggestion would be to try to "dive in" to a project first in your spare
time, if you can.
The SoC is a little more rigorous than your typical open source
development, because students are expected to thoroughly design their
system, sketch out deliverables and a timeframe, and then meet those
deadlines or not get paid. If I were a student I would find it to be
rather stressful, myself. :)
You may want to build your confidence first by working on a project "for
fun" if you have time this summer, and then participate in the SoC next
year. Or maybe a SoC project would be exactly what you need to build
that confidence. You're the only person who can make that decision.
> The project im considering is the "Searching against Lucene Directly"
> project. It involves c# which is where my interests currently lies
I don't know if I should be talking about already presented
applications, but I've already read one which plans to tackle this issue
and stands a pretty good chance of being accepted. I don't mean to
discourage you from applying, but you might want to consider a different
project. Almost all of the ones on our idea page are in C#.
Hope this helps,
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