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Re: Joseph S. GSoC project proposal

From: Joseph J Short <joseph.j.short@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 1 May 2013 21:49:06 +0100
Message-ID: <CAMzigR7B6kkAvZWrz__=DfHio1TXyT5MkvhFhNM=cfxPKtPStw@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-qa-dev@w3.org
Cc: bertails@w3.org

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

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