I am a fourth year master student in Media Technology (which is a computer
science master geared towards computer graphics and other media
applications). I am currently based in Norrköping which is a Campus at
I am really interested in applying for PiTiVi in this years Google Summer
of Code. I am particularly interested in implementing time stretching. From
my studies I consider myself to have a good knowledge in image processing
techniques and programming these. I have not contributed to PiTiVi before
but I have used it and felt it lacked some features which I now see in the
GSoC list J and thats why I decided I wanted to help. My question then is,
if I have no prior contributions to PiTiVi, what are my chances of being
This is a link to an open source Monte Carlo RayTracer implemented in a
course at the university: https://github.com/abbec/flaXx. Just if you want
to see something I have done J
From: Jeff Fortin <web.kiddo@fr...> - 2011-04-03 13:40:09
> My question then is, if I have no prior contributions to PiTiVi, what
> are my chances of being accepted?
Hard question to answer, but nobody answered I'll give it a shot. I
can't really speak for the devs that will make the decisions of which
candidates are accepted, but I'll say that it depends on many factors:
- the quality of your gsoc application; do come around on IRC to discuss
your ideas and see what needs clarification etc!
- the quality of the other students' applications
- the number of available slots
I mean, it can help if you've been involved with pitivi before in the
sense that it can demonstrate persistence and familiarity with the code,
but it's not a strict requirement--actually, if you can demonstrate that
you know the task that is ahead of you and that your goal is to join the
project in the long term, that can be a compelling argument!
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