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Subject: Re: Questions from a prospective GSOC student

Re: Questions from a prospective GSOC student

From: Jonathan Gordon <>
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 23:05:25 -0700

2009/3/10 Lenny Koepsell <>:
> Hello Rockbox developers!
> My name is Lenny Koepsell. I am a student studying electrical engineering
> and computer science, and I am very interested in applying to work on
> Rockbox through Google Summer of Code this summer. I have been following
> Rockbox as a user, occasional submitter of trivial patches, and participant
> on the forums since the early development for the iriver h1x0 players in
> 2004/early 2005. To be candid, my fascination with Rockbox has, at least in
> a small way, contributed to my current academic pursuits.
> As enthusiastic as I am about applying to work on Rockbox this summer, I
> have some concerns and I would appreciate if I could get some help
> addressing these concerns. Although I am excelling in software engineering
> both in and out of the classroom, I am still fairly early on in my studies.
> Due to my lack of experience, I think an essential part of my application
> will be doing some preliminary work to prove the project is feasible both as
> a project and for me given my skill set.
> Is there a venue more appropriate than this mailing list in which to discuss
> this? Or are there some particular individuals I should talk to? Should I go
> into more detail here? What should my next step be?
> Sincerely,
> Lenny Koepsell

Yes, here or IRC are the best places for GSoC questions. Don't worry
too much about about lack of experience, you'll pick that up quickly
enough and IRC usually has plenty of people who are happy to help out
other devs
Received on 2009-03-11

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