[kde-edu]: GSoC (TM) Student - Kalzium 3D Molecular Editor

Albert Astals Cid aacid at kde.org
Tue May 15 20:08:45 CEST 2007

A Dilluns 14 Maig 2007, Marcus D. Hanwell va escriure:
> Hi,
> I am new to the list and Pino suggested that I should introduce myself to
> you guys. My name is Marcus and I am in the final stages of completing my
> PhD work in Sheffield, England. I work with gold nanoparticles and thin
> films in my day job.
> I have been a Gentoo developer for a few years now, working mainly on KDE,
> scientific applications and AMD64 porting. I will be giving a talk at this
> year's aKademy on Gentoo & KDE too. I hope to meet lots of other KDE
> developers at the conference and will be around all week.
> If you ever want to check out what I am up to my blog is at
> http://blog.cryos.net/ I have asked for it to be added to Planet KDE so
> hopefully it will be aggregated there soon. I have a degree in Physics and
> have always loved computers, coding and got into open source software in
> about 1996 with Red Hat 5ish (if I remember right).
> My accepted application abstract can be viewed here,
> http://code.google.com/soc/kde/appinfo.html?csaid=3EBDFAAF85EFFA00
> This is my dream project where I get to combine my love of open source
> software, KDE, Qt, C++, cool OpenGL 3D stuff and molecular visualisation :)
> I am really looking forward to the summer and have already been working on
> my project for a few weeks so that we can get some of the new features into
> KDE 4.0 before the big freeze.
> Once I find my feet and get a little more free time (currently finishing my
> thesis) I would like to contribute to KDE in a more general sense (as well
> as packaging it for Gentoo). I have been wanting to get more involved in
> KDE development for quite some time and saw this project as a great way to
> get started. I do intend to continue contributing well beyond the summer
> and am really excited by many of the new features being implemented in KDE
> 4.
> I think that is enough about me for now. I hope that my contributions are
> well received and am sure I will learn lots during the summer. I look
> forward to meeting some of you at aKademy soon too :)

Welcome :-)

> Thanks,
> Marcus

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