Sunday, November 20, 2011

Life at PSG

Hi friends! No post for a long time!
I got into PSG Institute of Management for MBA programme after cracking TANCET 2011 with colorful marks 46.8 and an overall state rank 36 :) :)

The bridge between PSG Hostels and PSG College of Technology

My room!!!

And guys believe me, its just awesome out here!
The hostel, food, college and everything!!!!! Really about 1000000 times better than Jaya Engineering College, Chennai where I did my UG.
All the subjects were new! Starting from the first day we had classes till 4pm and then it started extending till evening 6,7, 8pm depending on the classes...
Apart from studies there were a lot of extra curricular :)
Schedules were really hectic, but still we had outbound training trips to Anaikatti and Pondicherry :)
With that first trimester got over and stepped on to the second trimester.
So life is well and good for now :)
This is Aish signing off from PSG IM, Coimbatore ;)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Getting into GSoC :) :) :)

Lemme say first, I got into GSoC last year ie., 2010. I really enjoyed it and this year I will really be glad to help my juniors getting into GSoC 2011.

Step 1 : Learning a technology well, like PHP, Python, Qt, etc. You should really have the required knowledge in the technology to atleast develop a simple application. This will be possibly very easy for those who are very good at programming and those who do some own mini projects. 

Step 2 : Make your hands dirty on a project which uses your well known technology.
For ex : I'm good at PHP, so I started learning about Drupal, Joomla and Moodle.

Step 3 : Choose an organization from the previous list of organizations (if the list is yet to be announced).
Start working with the project and get used to it. Start little coding too. Fixing bugs will also be good.
And please dont get disappointed if the particular organization isnt there in the list. This is because I was much comfortable with Joomla and Moodle, but those didn't participate in GSoC '10. But still you can choose accordingly later.

Step 4 : Start interacting with the community, ie., via the mailing lists and IRC.

Step 5 : Catch a mentor!! Yeah! Catching a mentor before applying is really a plus! This is how I caught my mentor See the next threads to see my first interaction with the TYPO3 organization.

Step 6 : Impress your mentor, once you've found one!! Then rock the GSoC!!!!!!

Something which you should keep in mind before applying is that, you much consult your mentor and mention his name in your application (only if you have asked him/her about that and if they are ready to mentor). In this case, chances of getting accepted is more.