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Re: Joseph S. GSoC project proposal

From: Joseph J Short <joseph.j.short@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 2 May 2013 15:39:56 +0100
Message-ID: <CAMzigR5dLSo9GHOzy4w0+pmrU_spgzHG5h89gt2YLK=G0FQYEg@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-qa-dev@w3.org
Cc: bertails@w3.org
Hello,

Attached is the third and final draft of my proposal.

I shall be submitting this version tomorrow, save for the addition of two
more written references (when they arrive).

Thanks to everybody for their help, and best wishes and good luck to the
other students!

Joe


On 1 May 2013 21:49, Joseph J Short <joseph.j.short@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> Thank you to Alexandre Bertails for making suggestions for my proposal
> draft and for his words of encouragement!
>
> Attached is a second draft of the proposal. The major changes are: I've
> implemented Alexandre's suggestions; I've adopted the application template (
> http://www.w3.org/wiki/GSoC2013ApplicationTemplate) and filled in (plenty
> of) missing information; and I've added written references.
>
> The proposal is now in html format. It should look very similar in
> style to the final submission on Friday.
>
> Still to-do: finish the section entitled 'Why W3C'; and make improvements
> to the project description and timeline before the deadline.
>
> As before, any feedback is greatly appreciated.
>
> Best wishes,
>
>
> On 25 April 2013 15:28, Alexandre Bertails <bertails@w3.org> wrote:
>
>> Hi Joseph,
>>
>>
>> On 04/25/2013 09:55 AM, Joseph J Short wrote:
>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> Please find attached a draft of a project proposal for a 2013 Google
>>> Summer of Code project.
>>>
>>> It's based on the ``Internationalization checker overhaul'' section from
>>> your page at http://www.w3.org/2013/03/**gsoc2013<http://www.w3.org/2013/03/gsoc2013>, and on my discussions
>>> with Alexandre Bertails over IRC.
>>>
>>> I expect I can do a lot of work on it before next Friday, but the core
>>> idea is there. I would appreciate any advice, particularly on how
>>> realistic you think the project is. Or rather, how realistic you think
>>> my interpretation of the `starting point' idea is. Otherwise the section
>>> about my open source experience (ยง2.3) is probably the weakest part of
>>> the proposal; I've tried to fill it out in the same vein as someone who
>>> has no work experience applying for their first job. Do you think this
>>> will stand in the way of success?
>>>
>>
>> I think it's a very good start.
>>
>>
>>
>>> Further notes: It's in PDF format because I use LaTeX to write
>>> documents, when the time comes I shall paste in the text at
>>> https://google-melange.**appspot.com/gsoc/<https://google-melange.appspot.com/gsoc/>and use their inline HTML
>>> editor to format it. I have added placeholders for recommendations from
>>> my professors. Based on your response to this initial draft, I shall
>>> fetch these recommendations next week and include them in my final
>>> submission.
>>>
>>
>> Thomas Gambet may not register as an official mentor, so you can
>> remove his name from the proposal for now. He will very likely stay
>> around to answer questions though.
>>
>> re: documentation, we'll just use Markdown as this is what's available
>> on GitHub. I will create the project there when the project is
>> (hopefully) accepted.
>>
>> Alexandre.
>>
>>
>>
>>> Best wishes,
>>>
>>> --
>>> Joseph J Short (Joe)
>>> M: +44 (0) 7837 668932
>>> Skype: joseph.j.short
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Joseph J Short
>
> M: +44 (0) 7837 668932
> Skype: joseph.j.short
>



-- 
Joseph J Short
M: +44 (0) 7837 668932
Skype: joseph.j.short



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