Debian Outreachy Application Template
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This is a suggestion for the kind of information we'll find useful from applicants in their submissions. Remember -- you're going to be committing to several months' work. The more information and planning you can provide up-front, the more we will have to go on when we're ranking your application. Do not forget adding your submission at Outreachy/Round10/Applications
Standard Outreachy Questions
Name : Keerthana Krishnan
Email Address : firstname.lastname@example.org
IRC Nick : keerthanak17
Web Page / Blog / Microblog : Blog : https://cutencrazyindie.wordpress.com/
Location : Ernakulam, Kerala, India
Education completed or in progress (i.e., university, major/concentration, degree level, and graduation year) : Currently doing the third year of my B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering course
How did you hear about this program? : Referral from a friend
Are you applying for Google Summer of Code and, if so, with what organization(s)? : Yes, with Debian
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 have never contributed to Debian previously but I have been using it for the past 3 years and I'm familiar with it.
Please describe your experience with any other FOSS projects as a user and as a contributor : I have been an avid user of many open source softwares but have never really contributed to any projects before
Please describe any relevant projects that you have worked on previously and what knowledge you gained from working on them (include links) : I have never worked on any project before.
What project(s) are you interested in (these can be in the same or different organizations)? : Developer Dashboard from Debian
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) :
Brief Timeline of work :
May 16 - June 5 :
*Checking out the code initially and studying it.
*Adding some structuring and accessibility functionalities to the main program :
- Dividing the feed of issues by project
- Providing the resources/ details for single project in one place :
- Version Details b. Contact details of shared collaborators c. Link to irc of the project d. Link to source code e. Basic details of similiar projects (See below)
- Resources for each issue
- e. Link(s) to any external discussion forum relevant to present error f. Notes about present error
- Providing tag feature for projects to find similiar projects
June 6 - June 27
*Improve how data is rendered in Lightning Plugin
*Helping the GNOME project to improve the way they display a developer's tasks in Evolution
June 28 - July 12
*Improving the calender to store and aggregate data about free software events.
July 13 - July 31
*Aggregating data from different iCalendar task feeds and rendering it in a website.
*Creating a beginner-friendly version of the Dashboard on the website.
*Testing and ensuring the integrity of the code created for above
Will you have any other time commitments, such as school work, another job, planned vacation, etc., between May 25 - August 25, 2015?: No
Link to the small contribution made to the project : https://github.com/Keerthana17/github-icalendar/blob/sub1/github_icalendar/main.py
Additional Debian Questions
Background: something about yourself: technical skills, experience, etc. Who are you? : I'm a student currently doing my undergrad course in Computer Science. I love experimenting with code and I've been a user and fan of FOSS from my school days. I've attended a few workshops on multiple programming languages but I've no other serious experience in coding.
Why Debian? Why are you choosing Debian? What attracts you about Debian? : I was introduced to the world of linux and free software through the Debian OS which my dad had installed in our home pc. I learnt my first command 'cd' from my dad and remember impressing my teacher in 8th grade with it. It was an awesome experience which made me want to find out more and got me interested in programming. The feeling I get every time I hit enter in a command it works, especially after wrestling with some error in some part for a long time, there's nothing like it. And then there's a large and incredibly supportive community to help you out.
Are you applying for other projects in Outreachy? 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 another project in Outreachy.