Name: Shagun Shaily
Email Address: email@example.com
IRC Nick: Shagun
Education completed or in progress (i.e., university, major/concentration, degree level, and graduation year): BE-M.B.A (integrated) in Information Technology, 2nd year,graduation year - 2017 from U.I.E.T,Panjab University
How did you hear about this program?: from my college seniors
Please describe your experience with Debian as a user and as a contributor (Please include the information about the required contribution you made to the project you are interested in here): I am new to opensource and this was my very first contribution to an opensource project.I learned allot while doing the contributory task.My task was to make test cases for some functions(as per debian mentor's instruction). Link : https://github.com/shagunshaily/resiprocate/commit/3013faa14b7a8886df071a418c8bcff32705a0a7#diff-0
Please describe your experience with any other FOSS projects as a user and as a contributor: I have not yet made any contribution to any other FOSS project.
Please describe any relevant projects that you have worked on previously and what knowledge you gained from working on them::
What project(s) are you interested in (these can be in the same or different organizations)?: Enabling free multimedia real-time communications (RTC) with Debian ,Improving free financial software packages.
Who is a possible mentor for the project you are most interested in?:Daniel Pocock
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):
- using OpenMAMA API to make codes(c++) to retrieve live exchange rates.
- Developing an interface to get updated data(exchange rates) retrieved by using OpnenMAMA API into the softwares.
- updating the the data feeds into the software.Thereby helping users in making decisions regarding buying and selling (trading) depending upon change in currency rates.
- Enabling free multimedia real-time communications (RTC) with Debian :
- measuring the capabilities of existing and potential packages against the benchmark.
- setting up continuous integration or test environments to provide ongoing, automated interoperability testing for key packages within the testing and unstable environments.
Will you have any other time commitments, such as school work, another job, planned vacation, etc., between December 10, 2013 and March 10, 2014?: I'll be busy from 11-20 Dec for my semester exams after which Ill have my winter holidays till 10th Feb.My classes will start from 10th Feb,but still I will be able to devote 30 - 35 hours a week as I wont be so busy at that time.
Background: something about yourself: technical skills, experience, etc. Who are you?: I am a second year engineering student.Before I joined an engineering inistitute I had no knowledge of any computer languages but now I know c/c++,some basics of R and beginner level python.I have interest as well as some knowledge about the financial world.I have some little knowledge of algo trading as well. I am also very much interested in data science.My seniors introduced me to the opensource world and I always believed that contributing to an opensource project is the best way to improve your skills and learn more.
Why Debian? Why are you choosing Debian? What attracts you about Debian? : As a newbie to Debian community what I could feel was that Debian community is full of friendly and helping people who make and improve really good softwares .I would really like to be a part of such community.
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.