Thank you for your reply and addressing my concerns. I really appreciate
your explanation as it gives a clearer idea of your expectations! Working
with many clients (especially difficult ones :)) is a big part of being a
designer. So, I hope my experience will be helpful in communicating with
the community and coming to a solution that satisfies the majority. I am
planning to start working on GSoC proposal and I was wondering if you had
time to glance through it quickly and give me some feedback? Also, are
there any specific skills that might be helpful for this project so I can
begin getting familiar or more proficient with them?
Have a nice day!
On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 12:16 AM, Adrien Destugues <pulkomandy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, Mar 06, 2017 at 04:21:25PM -0600, Ania Bui wrote:
My name is Ania and I am currently a junior at Illinois Wesleyan
where I am pursuing a B.F.A. in Arts (Graphic Design) and B.S. inComputer
Science. I am more of a visual person and I have a considerable designmy
experience (you can check my work out here: www.aniabui.com - there are
some links to my profiles there as well), but my programming skills are
limited to the coursework and what I do in college, which means that
everything what I learn in Computer Science become tools to develop my
passion in design.
I have already read through the ideas page and there is one that grasped
attention (Preferences GUI refactoring), but I am not sure if thosemy
projects would be a good match for me and would take the most out of all
Python. So, I'll need to catch up with the libraries used for UI
development and probably boost up my current level of expertise in those
I am super excited about the opportunity provided by the Google Summer of
Code and I was wondering if you wished to mentor a design-oriented
programmer that would need to polish her skills a little bit so that my
code is of the same production-ready quality as my designs?
I would say yes, we are interested. User interface design is a difficult
task, and while we try to do our best, it would be nice to get some more
eyes and hands on that aspect.
It is expected that you are not up to speed with our APIs and coding
guidelines. That's the point of GSoC, in fact: to make the students able
to get up to speed with that, with the help of our mentors and
As for the programming skills, in the case of this project, it will
involve mostly user interface programming, and refactoring existing code
from the various preference panels. We don't expect you to be a C++
expert. Your code will be reviewed and sent back for adjustments if
Perhaps the most difficult part of this project is engaging with our
user community and making the actual design work in a way that pleases
everyone (probably not possible) or at least the majority of people. I
would expect long discussions about irrelevant details and lots of
strange suggestions from many people.