[swift-users] Interested student

Gatlin Johnson rokenrol at gmail.com
Sun Mar 20 11:47:51 CET 2011

I won't lie, I just got nervous and fired off. I am interested in both
the discussion and the task, so please let me know when and how would
be good for us to converse. I would very much like to dive in and do
something useful.

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On Mar 20, 2011, at 5:41, Kevin Smith <kevin at kismith.co.uk> wrote:

> On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 12:22 AM, Gatlin Johnson <rokenrol at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Well, I'm game then. I learnt C++ from Stroustrup's course at A&M and
>> have dabbled with Qt for a few personal projects (including a dead
>> attempt to wrap libpurple in a qt lib).
>> Professionally I work in Python and PHP depending on client
>> constraints, which may scare everyone but I really don't care about
>> language wars and I'm not constrained by any particular idiom.
>> School and work get in the way of my cooler aspirations so if I could
>> merge work with a cooler aspiration then this would be much more
>> efficient.
>> What else would you like to know, and what do you need / want help with?
> We should have a discussion about what the project involves, what the
> likely stages would be, etc. - this will inform your eventual
> application. I don't see much value in us seeing anything resumé-like
> at the moment, as you can include anything pertinent in your
> application, and I'd rather we got to know you as a dev at this stage.
> It'd also be good to discuss the Swift design at a very high-level.
> If you'd like to get stuck in with some coding pre-application (I
> advise students that this is a good idea - it doesn't guarantee a
> place, but demonstrating competence in advance can only help the cause
> when it's time to vote on applications), I have a smallish task in
> mind that goes through the various levels of the Swift/Swiften stack
> and would be a great introduction (or some more trivial changes at a
> single layer only).
> /K

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