Project title: Debian GNOME Team contributor

Organization: Debian

Name:Alexandra da Silva Pereira


IRC Nick: alexandra

Web Page / Blog / Microblog (e.g. Twitter) / Portfolio:- /- / @ale_plasticine /-

Location: Contagem, Minas Gerais - Brazil

Education completed or in progress (include university, major/concentration, degree level, and graduation year):

In progress at Universidade Federal de Vi├žosa, course: Computer Science, forecast graduation year: 2nd semester 2016.

How did you hear about this program?

I did hear about when my advisor in research project told me to try participate.

Please describe your experience with the organization's product as a user and as a contributor (include the information, as well as a link or an attachment, for the required contribution you made to the project you are interested in here):

I am linux user since 2010. I have experience with use of Debian, how use packages, but I am learning now how it works to make the .deb or packaged ready to install at machines with debian or distros debian-like.

Please describe your experience with any other FOSS projects as a user and as a contributor:

I don't have any experience yet, It will be the first.

Please describe any relevant projects that you have worked on previously and what knowledge you gained from working on them (include links):

Developing Autonomic Sensor Elements:

I have been working for 2 years with research project at university. It is about wireless sensor networking and now I am working to develop a autonomic sensor element.I am testing all apps in environments called testbed.

What project(s) are you interested in (these can be in the same or different organizations)?

Debian GNOME Team contributor from Debian.

Who is a possible mentor for the project you are most interested in?

Andreas Henriksson.

Please describe the details and the timeline of the work you plan to accomplish on the project you are most interested in (discuss these first with the mentor of the project):

I am most interested in work with packaging GNOME releases to use my knowledge with language programming C and learn about best practices of Debian packaging, pitfalls to watch out for, interact more with team and learn from skilled Debian Developers(because I am interact with them since first Andreas's e-mail.)

Will you have any other time commitments, such as school work, another job, planned vacation, etc., between December 9, 2014 and March 9, 2015?

I don't have any other commitments from December 9, 2014 to March 9, 2015. I am going to be free to work a lot in OPW, to learn a lot about my favorite distro linux, Debian.

Background: something about yourself: technical skills, experience, etc. Who are you?

I am a computer science student from Brazil. I like so much of open source softwares, linux is my favorite operational system. How I am studying computer, I could learned principles and concepts of computer theories, automatous, C programming language, hardware, oriented objects programming, networking and software engineering concepts basics. I like it.

Why Debian? Why are you choosing Debian? What attracts you about Debian?

The Debian is my favorite linux, all the tree derivatives linux from Debian I like, specially ubuntu, linux mint debian and aptosid, because the easy way to use .deb, it is a specific facts to improve our usability and productive activities with linux. The system stability is other important point of view, Debian is a solid OS, because all your trajectory it is used in machine between server or desktops, it can be used by an medium user or an advanced user. All the possibilities of configure your system is awesome, your computer can run high level apps, or try get some that wasn't debut oficialmente yet to stable version but that are in testing or unstable Debian.

Are you applying for other projects in OPW? Note that letting us know about this does not impact your chances of acceptance or rejection with us; we ask this because it helps us to resolve deduplications wherein an applicant is accepted for multiple projects.

No, I am not applying for other projects in OPW.