[Sugar-devel] Regarding joining the community and GSoC 2017

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Tue Mar 14 14:57:13 EDT 2017

You should contact the individual mentors (samsongoddy at gmail.com
sebastian at fuentelibre.org). As far as the RPi project, please see if you
can get the current version installed by following the instructions in the
wiki (wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Raspian) Be sure to look at the discussion page
for some hints.



On Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 2:34 PM, Vijeth T Aradhya <vijthaaa at gmail.com>

> Hi Walter,
> Firstly, thanks for a quick response!
> Honestly, I have not been acquainted with Sugarlabs, but if I make a good
> proposal, then I think I can get over that feeling and be a part of the
> organization!
> Since I'm not very familiar with the codebase, I would like to take up
> generic projects :
> 1. Sugar on Raspberry Pi OR Debian SugarBlend : I'm not familiar with
> Debian packaging but I feel that shouldn't take much time! :) I will be
> able to do this with good guidance :D
> 2. Giving Sugar Labs Website a New Look : Considering the coding
> experience I have, this will be an easy project to take up!
> 3. Develop Activity AKA Pippy JS, Taller del Artesano 2 : Well, again I'm
> not sure what Acitivity really refers to (in terms of code, because I'm not
> familiar with the codebase), but I feel I have good experience with JS and
> with enough guidance I can finish this project successfully. But yeah, I'll
> need to get used to sugarlabs for this first.
> Well, currently these are the projects that I'm interested in. Please let
> me know if anyone is already working on the above projects. I'd love to
> work on these projects!
> Looking forward to your response,
> Thank you,
> Vijeth Aradhya,
> Undergraduate Sophomore,
> International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad
> On Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 11:24 PM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Is there a project area you are most interested in?
>> On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 11:08 AM, Vijeth T Aradhya <vijthaaa at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I'm Vijeth Aradhya, currently a computer science undergrad at
>>> International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India. I
>>> would like to know more about the community and the probable GSoC projects
>>> at Sugarlabs. I developed a keen interest in the whole idea Sugar Labs is
>>> based on because I always believed in free learning and helping curious
>>> students. I believe that being a part of the community is more important
>>> than just completing a project and merging some code.
>>> I have pretty good background in programming in various areas, be it
>>> graphics programming or front-end development. I'm currently a developer at
>>> coala <http://coala.io/>, and I have contributed to GNU Mediagoblin and
>>> GNU wget. I will list some of my projects I have done in my university and
>>> also due to my own interests.
>>> 1. *Full-fledged scheme interpreter* (using Haskell) : When I was
>>> learning category theory and functional programming, I wanted to build
>>> something and I chose this project. I used Haskell, a purely functional
>>> language to do this.
>>> 2. *Game development* : I was always interested in game development
>>> since I was a kid. I have developed a couple of small games -
>>> (A) Bloxorz : (https://gitlab.com/vijeth-aradhya/bloxorz-game) :
>>> Inspired by http://www.miniclip.com/games/bloxorz/en/, I built this
>>> game using OpenGL as part of my Graphics course in my university.
>>> (B) Blocks here and there : (https://gitlab.com/vijeth-ara
>>> dhya/opengl-sample-bricks-game) : This is a 2 D game developed using
>>> openGL again.
>>> (C) TicTacToe engine : (https://github.com/vijeth-ara
>>> dhya/tictactoe-engine) : Using basic minimax game theory algorithm, I
>>> built it using raw JS, html and css.
>>> (D) Tetris : (https://github.com/vijeth-aradhya/tetris-game) : Using
>>> python curses library, I built the good, old tetris game.
>>> (E) Ultimate tictactoe bot : This was part of my AI course in the
>>> university where I built an ultimate tictactoe
>>> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultimate_tic-tac-toe> bot using
>>> alpha-beta minimax algorithm.
>>> 3. *Application Development/Web Frameworks* : I am familiar with
>>> django, web2py and ionic framework and I have built many small projects
>>> using the same.
>>> There is a lot more which I have not mentioned about me, but I feel it's
>>> best if I join the community and help out, and then only I would be clearer
>>> about myself! Here <https://github.com/vijeth-aradhya/> is my github
>>> profile.
>>> Whether or not I make a successful proposal, I want to be a part of this
>>> community and learn as much as possible. It would be great if you could get
>>> me started. I could probably start by fixing bugs or contribute a small
>>> project to the community. Currently, I have sent a mail requesting a wiki
>>> account because I want to search for bugs and fix a few of them, and then I
>>> would like to check out the projects listed and then narrow down to one of
>>> them, and start working on it.
>>> Also, if there is anything more I need to know about GSoC in general
>>> with respect to the community (because I just joined the IRC and I'm really
>>> new to Sugarlabs), please let me know. I believe that this is good way to
>>> kick start my contribution to Sugarlabs!
>>> Looking forward to your response,
>>> Thank you,
>>> Vijeth Aradhya,
>>> Undergraduate Sophomore,
>>> International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad
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>> --
>> Walter Bender
>> Sugar Labs
>> http://www.sugarlabs.org
>> <http://www.sugarlabs.org>

Walter Bender
Sugar Labs
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