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From Dinesh Joshi <>
Subject Re: GSoD Applicant: Interested in 2. Cassandra Operator's Handbook and 3. Improving CQL Documentation.
Date Wed, 12 Jun 2019 23:39:55 GMT
Saurav, please see my response below. 


> On Jun 12, 2019, at 2:23 PM, Dinesh Joshi <> wrote:
> Hi Saurav,
> Thank you for your interest. Please see the GSoD program rules[1] for tech writers. Specifically
the section that calls out that tech writers must demonstrate prior technical writing experience
through samples of their prior work and roles.
> Additionally, the list of projects and descriptions are already listed on the GSoD 2019
website[2] specifically this[3] page on our website.
> We are an open source project and always welcome contributions regardless of the GSoD
> Please let us know if you have further questions. 
> Dinesh
> 1.
> 2.
> 3.
>> On Jun 9, 2019, at 8:14 AM, Saurav Malani <> wrote:
>> Hello Everyone,
>> It has been more than a week since I sent my mail about my interest in
>> GSoD'19. But, haven't heard back, yet. As not much time is left for the
>> project proposal deadline. So, it would be really great if the community
>> can spare a minute to guide me.
>> Regards,
>> Saurav Malani
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>> 09/06/19,
>> 20:41:06
>> On Sat, Jun 1, 2019 at 3:56 PM Saurav Malani <>
>> wrote:
>>> Hello Everyone,
>>> I am a 4th-year Computer Science Undergraduate student at IIIT-H, India. I
>>> am a GSoC student, currently working with Cloud Native Computing Foundation
>>> (CNCF). A few days back, I came across a post about Google Summer of Doc
>>> (GSoD), which is similar to GSoC but is more on the documentation side.
>>> This is the first time I have seen Cassandra participating in any such
>>> event. And, participating in such events and working on documenting
>>> Cassandra would be a great learning opportunity for me. So, I was
>>> interested in participating in GSoD.
>>> *A little bit about myself:*
>>> As I am a computer science student so I have done courses like Operating
>>> System, Distributed System, Computer System Organization, Advanced Computer
>>> Networks, Principles of Information Technology, Database Systems. So, I
>>> have an in-depth understanding of computer science core concepts.
>>> *Work Experience:*
>>> 1. Selected for GSoC-19 (Google Summer of Code), very similar to GSoD but
>>> more on the coding side, this year to contribute to CNCF (one of the most
>>> famous Cloud organization). In CNCF, I am working on Cortex, a distributed
>>> monitoring system which uses Apache Cassandra for long term storage of
>>> data. You can find more about the project here
>>> <>
>>> .
>>> 2. I am an open source enthusiast. So, I keep on exploring and if I find
>>> something interesting I try to contribute to the projects. A little bit
>>> about my opensource contribution:-
>>> a. Kubernetes: Here, I worked on resolving the OpenAPI
>>> SecurityDefinition conflict in Kubernetes Python-Client, to use
>>> Authorization header name, following HTTP standard. Also, resolved the
>>> "test directory listing" issue & Created and Uploaded a Kubernetes
>>> Python-Client package to Python Package Index. (link
>>> <>)
>>> b. I have also contributed to Linux Foundation's OpenDaylight Project.
>>> PR link:
>>> 3. I have been a Teaching Assistant for the Principles of Information
>>> Security course, this semester, where my duty was to conduct Labs,
>>> tutorials, and also conduct doubt clearing sessions for students.
>>> 4. To be honest, I don't have much experience with writing documentation.
>>> Although, a wrote a blog, a few months back, link
>>> <>. But, I believe it is just a matter
>>> of time and if I am given an opportunity, I will be able to create good
>>> documentation as I have a decent exposure in the related field which will
>>> always give me an edge over others.
>>> So, can you please guide me on where should I start and how can I prove my
>>> candidature. Looking forward to hear back.
>>> Regards,
>>> Saurav Malani

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