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* Join the `SMC SymPy mailing list http<https://listsgroups.smcgoogle.org.incom/listinfo.cgigroup/discuss-smc.orgsympy>`_ and introduce yourself.in. Introduce yourself over there so that the community can Not onlydo we get to know you. Feel free , but you can use the mailing list to discuss your get feedback onproject ideas and get help as well as to ask for any help that you may requirestart working with the code base.
* Prepare Write and submit a detailed proposal regarding your project and submit it on to the Google Summer of Code website Codewebsite(http://www.google-melange.com). You have If you want to update , you can draft your projectproposal on our wiki (https://github.com/sympy/sympy/wiki/).This is notrequired, but if you do, we will help you proofread it.See the sectionbelow for how to name and link to your application in so we can easily find it.You may take a look at the old applications to see how they did things, linksto pages containing old applications can be found on the Project wiki also(main page. * You will need to create an account on GitHub and send a patch.See below. * If you need help with anything, ask on the `SymPy list<http://wikigroups.smcgoogle.orgcom/group/sympy>`_ or our IRC channel (`#sympy onFreenode <irc://irc.freenode.innet/sympy>`_) (don't be afraid if you don'tknow git for example. We'll teach you everything that is needed, the onlyrequired thing from you is enthusiasm and willingness to learn new things)
* If you need help with anything, ask on the `SMC list http://lists.smc.org.in/listinfo.cgi/discuss-smc.org.in or our IRC channel (`#smc-project on Freenode http://webchat.freenode.net/?randomnick=0&channels=smc-project) (don't be afraid if you don't know git for example. We'll teach you everything that is needed, the only required thing from you is enthusiasm and willingness to learn new things, but- '''don't expect spoon feeding from us''')
===Writing your proposal===
http://www.google-melange.com/.
Start If you want, you can start a wiki page to work on your proposal athttphttps://wikigithub.smc.org.incom/sympy/sympy/. Every applicant should create an account in SMC wiki/. If you add your proposal under your userpagethere, we will help you edit it and provide feedback (though understand that we will not help you write it).You can add your application to our [[list of currentapplications|GSoC-2013-Current-Applications]].To maintain a consistent namingscheme, title your application: "GSoC 2013 Application <Your Name>: <ProjectName>".Old applications can be found either through the links on the mainpage of the wiki or by browsing through [[_pages]]. Note that your final application must be submitted athttp://www.google-melange.com/, so do not worry about the formatting of yourapplication on the wiki, as you will have to reformat it there.You shouldnot be too concerned with the formatting in Melange either, as we understandthat the text editor there is not the best for making things look niceformatting-wise.We are more concerned with the content of your application,and that it is readable. You may be able to get equivalent formatting in Melange from the wiki bycopying the webpage contents or messing with the HTML source, but youshouldn't worry about it too much. You should include the following information in your proposal: '''You the person'''  Please put this information at the top of your proposal. * Name * University / current enrollment * Short bio / overview of your background * How can we contact you (email, IRC handle, GitHub username, Google Codeusername, etc.)?This information will help us associate all of yourvarious usernames with you. '''You the programmer'''  In your project proposal let us know about your programming experience.Don'tworry if you don't know SymPy or git.Many of our students start fresh.We will teach you what you need to know. * What platform do you use to code?What editor do you prefer and why? * What is your experience programming?Tell us about something you havecreated. * What is your experience with Python?What are your favorite features ofPython that are lacking in most other common programming languages?What,in your opinion, is the most advanced Python language feature or standardlibrary functionality that you have used? * What is your favorite feature of SymPy?Demonstrate it here with a cool example. * Have you ever used git or another version control system?  '''You and your project'''
Note that your final application must be submitted at http://www.google-melange.com/, so do not worry about the formatting of your application on the wiki, as you will have to reformat it there.You should not be too concerned with the formatting in Melange either, as we understand that the text editor there is not the best for making things look nice formatting-wise.We are more concerned with the content of your application, and that it is readable.
Answer the following questions in your proposal:
'''The application template is given below'''-----* What do you want to achieve?
====Personal information====* Email Address:* Telephone: '''No Need to Provide Phone Number in Wiki since it is going to be public'''* Blog URL:* Freenode IRC Nick:* Your university and current education: * Why do you want to work with the Swathanthra Malayalam Computing?* Do What excites you have any past involvement with the Swathanthra Malayalam Computing or another open source about this project as a contributor?* Did you participate with the past GSoC programs, if so which years, which organizations?* Do you have other obligations between May and August ? Please note that we expect the Summer of Code to be a full time, 40 hour a week commitment* Will you continue contributing/ supporting the Swathanthra Malayalam Computing after the GSoC 2013 program, if yes, which area(s), Why did you are interested in?* Why should we choose you over other applicantsit?
====Proposal Description====* What qualifications do you have to implement your idea?For example, if youare implementing solvers for partial differential equations, what courseshave you taken or books have you read on PDEs?Why are you suited to work onPlease describe your proposal in detail.this project?
'''NOTE'''* What have other people done on this idea?Has it been implemented before?(hint: it probably has)Are there any papers or blog posts about it? * How much time do you plan to invest in the project before, during, and afterthe Summer of Code? (we expect full time 40h/week during GSoC, but bettermake this explicit) If you plan to take any vacations over the summer, letus know about it here. * Please provide a schedule of how this time will be spent on sub-tasksof the project over the period of the summer. While this is onlypreliminary, we will use it to help monitor your progress throughoutthe program.Also understand that during the project you will issueweekly progress reports against that plan on your blog. * In planning your project, it is good to note where along the way you couldformulate a pull request. These would be points where you can have a selfcontained and well documented and tested piece of functionality. Doing thisat several points during the summer helps to keep branch merges reasonableand code reviews manageable. A big code dump at the end of the summer willlikely be hard to review and merge before the project deadline. * Please do not verbatim copy text from the ideas page, or from other people's
discussions about your project, but rewrite it in your own words.If you
include any significant text or code from another source in your
application, it must be accompanied with a proper citation. All papers orreferences that you use or plan to use must also be cited. Put all this in
a "References" section at the bottom of your application.
You do not need to format your application as a question/answer formatfor the above questions, but we expect to see all of the above questionsanswered in your application somewhere. '''IncludePatch requirement''':* An overview of your  In addition to the written proposal, we require every GSoC applicant to write a* The need you believe patch and get it fulfillspushed into our current master. To do this:* Any relevant experience you have* How you intend Set up your platform to implement your proposal* A rough timeline for your progress develop with phases SymPy (install git, clone* Any other details you feel we should consider* Tell us about something you have createdhttps://github.com/sympy/sympy.git, execute tests).The page on our* Have [[Development-workflow]] will walk you communicated with a potential mentor? If so, who?through setting up git and lays out* SMC Wiki link our preferred way of your proposaldevelopment.
-----* Create an account at GitHub and fork SymPy (https://github.com/sympy/sympy).
====Other requirements====* Find something in SymPy that doesn't work or needs improvement and send us a''' Make sure git patch fixing it. If you have completed following task to get qualifiedneed inspiration, failing feel free to complete fix any task will results issuefrom our `easy to fix issues list<http://code.google.com/p/sympy/issues/list?q=label:EasyToFix>`_. Aside fromthe issues, search for ``FIXME`` or ``TODO`` in rejecting your applicationthe code. You can grep fromthe command line with the following: ``grep -r -H "TODO"`` . You could alsosearch for NotImplementedErrors and XFAILs).You could also play with SymPyand find something that needs fixing or that could be implemented, and doit.'''
* You have subscribed with the [http://lists.smc.org.in/listinfo.cgi/discussYour patch must be code-smcrelated, not documentation.org.in SMC mailinglist] If your project will usea language other than Python (and [http://listse.nongnug.org/mailman/listinfo/silpa-discuss SILPA mailinglist] for SILPA projects, JavaScript), you should submit patches* Your application is available on [http://wiki.smc.orgthat use that language as well, so that we know that you know you areproficient in that language.in/ SMC Project wiki] under your userspace* Your application is submitted to google-melange
In addition to the written proposal, we require every GSoC applicant to do this:* Do create an account Report success on the SMC wiki and start a wiki page for your proposal(Under your userpage). Keep it updated.* We expect every GSoC participant to maintain a blog (If not, already) and post about their project's status, development, etc.* Update the project status in the mailing SymPy list regularly with a meaningfull subjectline (don't use something like 'GSoC Project Update ')
* Publish your patch for peer review by creating a pull request on GitHub.
You must submit a patch that is successfully reviewed and pushed in to be
accepted. We do not consider applications without patches. This shows us that
you know Python and that you are able to interact with the community.
Furthermore, your patch must go through a GitHub pull request (as opposed to
a patch file on an issue, for example), as this is not only the easiest way
for us to review your code, but is also what we expect from a student working
on a GSoC project.
'''Useful Links'''* **In your application, please provide a brief summary of your contributions toSymPy so far, including unmerged work. At at least one link to a merged pullrequest proving that you satisfied the patch requirement.**
* [http://wwwNote that because we may be slow to review the pull requests, you do nothave to have your request merged by the application deadline (though youshould try to do it if you can!).google-melangeBut you do need to at least have onesubmitted by then.com/gsoc/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2013/help_page# GSoC FAQ]We will give priority to reviewing requests that are* [http://www.google-melangeneeded to satisfy patch requirements.com/gsoc/events/google/gsoc2013 Timeline]It is up to you to respond to our* [http://en.flossmanuals.net/GSoCstudentguide/ GSoC Student manual]feedback in a timely enough manner so that your patch gets merged before the* [http://enacceptance deadline.flossmanuals.net/melange/students-students-application-phase/ Melange manual - Student application Phase ]
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