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Re: Apache Subversion and the Outreach Program for Women

From: Miriam Hochwald <miriamhochwald_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2012 08:10:44 +1000

Hi Stefan,

Thanks so much for your detailed response. I will look into the suggestions
you made, and work on my application today.

Thank you.

Kind regards,
Miriam Hochwald

On Sun, Dec 2, 2012 at 10:41 AM, Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> wrote:

> On Sat, Dec 01, 2012 at 05:36:34PM +1000, Miriam Hochwald wrote:
> > To whom it may concern,
> >
> > I would like to express interest in contributing to Apache Subversion.
>
> Hi Miriam!
>
> I've volunteered as mentor for Subversion in OPW 2013.
>
> > Projects of interest:
> >
> > -
> >
> > Improve bindings to other programming languages.
> > - Show progress output.
> > - Improve 'svn help'.
> > - More customizable behavior for 'svn diff'.
> >
> > My core languages are C, C++ and Java. I have a familiarity with other
> > languages as well (e.g. Python, JavaScript, HTML, CSS etc.).
>
> Do you have preference regarding which of these projects you'd
> like to work on? Have you investigated any of these projects
> more closely, and do you have any questions regarding any of
> these projects?
>
> Picking a project that you'd love doing and which will keep you
> motivated is very important. You should have a gut feeling about
> what the project entails, what you might want to learn about or
> discover along the way, and communicate your thoughts on this.
>
> Given that you know C and Python, the two main langauges used in
> Subversion, you could take up pretty much any task of reasonable
> scope for the 3 month internship. So if you find anything else
> that interests you but is not the ideas list please don't hesitate
> to talk to me about alternative project ideas.
>
> > At this point in time I don't have Apache Subversion exposure. However, I
> > note that there is an online book on the topic. My Noob status would
> > provide a good insight into common learner perspectives, with relevance
> to
> > the projects. I do have familiarity with UNIX and CVS.
>
> Familiarity with CVS should be good enough, given that Subversion's
> development is rooted in fixing CVS's shortcomings :)
>
> > Please let me know if you would like to proceed with these discussions. I
> > note that the deadline for the Outreach Program for Women is the 3rd of
> > December.
>
> Subversion joined the OPW program just last week, so the deadline for
> 3rd of December is rather tight. You should certainly try to formally
> submit your application by then, but making a small contribution by
> 3rd of December is not a strict requirement.
>
> Please note that as a project we prefer to keep any communication which
> doesn't involve sensitive or private matters on the dev@ list (i.e this
> list), which is publicly archived, so that everyone involved can stay
> on top of what's going on.
>
> I'm 'stsp' in #svn-dev on freenode, BTW. I'll try to be reachable
> for you there as well, as far as my current schedule permits.
>

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Received on 2012-12-02 23:11:17 CET

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