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From Dmitriy Lyubimov <dlie...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Welcome new committers Gokhan Capan and Stevo Slavic
Date Tue, 11 Jun 2013 19:39:50 GMT
congratulations!


On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 10:22 PM, Dan Filimon
<dangeorge.filimon@gmail.com>wrote:

> Congratulations to the both of you! :)
> It's great to have you on board!
>
>
> On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 3:58 AM, Stevo Slavić <sslavic@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Thanks Grant, Suneel and rest of the team,
> >
> > I'm a Java software developer and OSS enthusiast from Serbia with 7 years
> > of professional experience in IT industry.
> > Together with teams I've been part of, I have designed, built and
> > successfully delivered multiple applications and websites from various
> > business domains (online media, e-government, telecommunications,
> > e-commerce). In both small and large enterprise scale apps, open source
> > technologies and communities around them were and remain to be one of the
> > key components and ingredients for success.
> >
> > It's always a great pleasure for me to give back to OSS projects that I
> > use, through submitting patches or just being good community member.
> > So far I've contributed to and been involved the most on Spring framework
> > and other associated projects from the Spring portfolio.
> >
> > Back in April last year I rediscovered my passion and interest in machine
> > learning, AI and computer science in general through prof. Andrew Ng's
> > Coursera
> > machine learning MOOC <https://www.coursera.org/course/ml> which I
> > successfully
> > completed <http://bit.ly/sslavic-coursera-ml>. Going from ML theory to
> > practice, through the mist of Big Data hype, lead me to the greatness of
> > Apache Mahout project.
> >
> > You all do me great honor by accepting me into the team, team of
> > exceptional individuals yet great team players, with such positive and
> > creative atmosphere.
> > My contributions to the project so far were rather limited, and in near
> > future they are likely to remain so as I still have lots to learn first.
> > At least in the beginning, more than anything else I expect that I'll be
> > able to contribute to the project by making it even more approachable to
> > general audience of IT practitioners like myself through actively
> promoting
> > it, supporting users on the mailing list to my best, and working on the
> > documentation. Level of commitment will surely increase with time.
> >
> > I thank you all once more for this wonderful opportunity, and wish us and
> > the project lots of success!
> >
> > Kind regards,
> > Stevo Slavic.
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 1:10 AM, Suneel Marthi <suneel_marthi@yahoo.com
> > >wrote:
> >
> > > Congrats Gokhan and Stevo!!
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > ________________________________
> > >  From: Grant Ingersoll <gsingers@apache.org>
> > > To: "dev@mahout.apache.org" <dev@mahout.apache.org>
> > > Sent: Monday, June 10, 2013 5:04 PM
> > > Subject: Welcome new committers Gokhan Capan and Stevo Slavic
> > >
> > >
> > > Please join me in congratulating Mahout's newest committers, Gokhan
> Capan
> > > and Stevo Slavic, both of whom have been contributing to Mahout for
> some
> > > time now.
> > >
> > > Gokhan, Stevo, new committer tradition is to give a brief background on
> > > yourself, so you have the floor!
> > >
> > > Congrats,
> > > Grant
> > >
> >
>

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