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From Lewis John Mcgibbney <>
Subject Re: Karma for Giraph wiki
Date Tue, 23 Apr 2013 05:02:29 GMT
Hi Renato,
Great work. The proposal looks just great.
I think it will be beneficial for all of us when a comparative
investigation is carried out between Nutch LR and Giraphs PR.
In my opinion this should most certainly features as one of the early
milestones of the project.
I think this would make a nice blog post and/or wiki page within Apache
Giraph which Nutch wiki can also link to.
I acknowledge your intention to use the 2.x Nutch branch as oppose to
trunk. This makes sense given your knowledge of Gora from last years GSoC
and I think this should be welcomed as it most certainly lowers the barrier
to doing more exciting things within this years effort (if the proposal is
Can i please ask you to keep the Giraph Jira issue documented with any wiki
entries? This will enable better tracking and evaluation from a mentor and
admin perspective.
It is a good start.

@Claudio Martella,
I saw your ask about datastores supported


On Monday, April 22, 2013, Renato MarroquĂ­n Mogrovejo <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> My name is Renato Marroquin and I am interesting in developing the
> integration between Giraph's PageRank with Apache Nutch. I have put
> some initial thoughts in[1] and I would really like to hear some
> opinions on it or related to the GSoC projects.
> Thanks!
> Renato M.
> [1]
> 2013/4/17 Lewis John Mcgibbney <>:
>> Hi Claudio & Others,
>> The idea here is that the interested Students from those who explicitly
>> expressed interest on the GIRAPH-584 ticket e.g. Renato, Emre & Catalin
>> respectively, will each contribute their own individual proposal to wiki
>> page.
>> The content each prospetcive participant should provide should include
>> evidence of research they have carried out regarding Nutch LinkRank and
>> Giraph PageRank algorthithms, the code bases, scope of problem, possible
>> difficulties they envisage the project may run in to, milestones which
>> should be addressed within the project, etc.
>> Justification behind me gathering this type of content upfront is three
>> 1. It enables the Giraph PMC to see that the prospective students are
>> serious about taking on the GSoC project
>> 2. It enables creation of a base line for each students aim and
>> within the project scope.
>> 3. It enables GSoC admins to make better decisions on who gets in and who
>> doesn't based on the quality of the student application and the
>> from the community to the idea and proposal.
>> I am trying to drive on with this (and would also encourage the
>> students to do the same) as I would like to make it clear that
>> for GSoC is high. Places are limited for mentors as well as students.
>> allocations (AFAIK) are based purely on quality of application.
>> I hope this clarifies a bit, if there are any general questions regarding
>> this, then please voice them here. Otherwise I'll look forward to seeing
>> some good proposals put forward to the Giraph wiki in due course :0)
>> Thank you very much.
>> Lewis
>> On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, Claudio Martella <>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi Lewis, thanks for this.
>>> One question: what do you mean by "adding your project proposal"? Is
>>> a possibility to add other project?
>>> I'm not sure I get it.
>>> On Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 11:41 PM, Lewis John Mcgibbney <
>>>> wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I've opened a wiki page within Apache Giraph to enable students to
>>>> developing their proposals.
>>>> In order to add your project proposal you will first need to sign up to
>>>> the
>>>> Giraph wiki.
>>>> If you have any problems adding your proposal then please get in touch
>>>> with
>>>> us.
>>>> Thank you
>>>> Lewis
>>>> *
>>>> Lewis*
>>> --
>>>    Claudio Martella
>> --
>> Lewis


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