User:Ershad/GSoC2013 Malayalagrandham

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Google Summer of Code 2013 Proposal for Swathanthra Malalayalam Computing

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+91 8089133362

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University and current education

BSc Computer Science, Bharathiyar University

Why do you want to work with the Swathanthra Malayalam Computing?

Swathanthra Malayalam Computing is contributing much to Indic languages and language computing, it's great to be a part of it.

Do you have any past involvement with the Swathanthra Malayalam Computing or another open source project as a contributor?

Yes. I've contributed to Swathanthra Malayalam Computing, MediaWiki and a couple of other open source projects.

Did you participate with the past GSoC programs, if so which years, which organizations?

No, I've not participated in GSoC programs before.

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

It will be possible for me to work 35-40 hours / Week.

Will you continue contributing/ supporting the Swathanthra Malayalam Computing after the GSoC 2013 program, if yes, which area(s), you are interested in?

I've been contributing to SMC, I will definitely continue that. My interested areas include Language Computing, SILPA and translation.

Why should we choose you over other applicants?

I've been a FOSS enthusiast for years and have been continuously trying for ways to contribute to it. GSoC will be a great platform for me to contribute more.

This proposal is meant for Malayalagrandham Bibliography Data project. I'm planning to do it in Ruby on Rails in which I'm well versed and have more than 1 year of experience. I also have a track record of doing end-to-end hobby projects in Ruby on Rails.

And right the at moment, I've done its backend and wrote scripts to import data from old database. It will be easy for me to build upon that.