April 27, 2010

Finally there — Google Summer of Code 2010

Filed under: Blog — krkhan @ 1:02 am

GSoC 2010 Logo

Fate has a curious sense of humor. After having 8 of my proposals rejected in past 3 years for Google Summer of Code, I had 2 of them selected in the same year. In GSoC terminology, I became a “duplicate” student. Now, the standard practice for such cases is that the administrators of both organizations interested in the student get together in a “deduplication” meeting and resolve the conflict. However, Maria Randazzo (the program administrator from the Ubuntu organization) was kind enough to ask my preference regarding the project I’d like to work upon.

This put me in a rather uneasy position as mentors from both organizations (Bryce Harrington from Ubuntu & Alexey Khoroshilov from The Linux Foundation) had been really helpful during the application process. In the end however, I chose Ubuntu since its proposal focused on Arsenal and Python which I found relatively more familiar than Alien and Perl. I had also already collaborated with Bryce for some Arsenal patches before so it was easier for me to get up-to-speed with the Ubuntu proposal.

The proposal itself is in fact publicly viewable at this link. Summarizing my feelings, I’ve never looked forward to a summer as much as this one.

“If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance code.” —Bern Williams

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  1. Congrats. You can do it. you did it. You will do much more.

    Comment by Sohail Islam — April 27, 2010 @ 7:32 am

  2. This should only be the beginning. The end ………..who knows.Success doesn’t come to you…you go to it.

    Comment by adnan munir — April 27, 2010 @ 12:32 pm

  3. mashAllah… laga reh larke . Godspeed

    Comment by Muhammad Ali — April 27, 2010 @ 1:43 pm

  4. u are an INSPIRATION :-)

    u didnt just try. u tried for 4 years and each failure made u stronger

    Comment by Srack — April 27, 2010 @ 11:18 pm

  5. Fate is with those who try, again and again, and eventually they end up high and strong. You, mr.K, ended up at the top.

    You are a living example of what I always say ;]

    Comment by Sylar — April 28, 2010 @ 9:07 am

  6. I am glad to hear about your achievement, keep working hard and InshAllah u’ll reach to the top !

    God Bless You,

    Comment by Farhan Nadeem — April 29, 2010 @ 1:57 pm

  7. Just letting you know whenever I try to access your post on the ninoplas virus I get a parsing error.

    Comment by Bourgy — May 2, 2010 @ 4:35 am

  8. Thanks for notifying Bourgy. I have fixed the issue.

    Comment by krkhan — May 2, 2010 @ 12:17 pm

  9. Excellent boy! You among all deserved it.

    Comment by Ammar — May 3, 2010 @ 7:22 am

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