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

Anne-Marie Mahfouf annemarie.mahfouf at free.fr
Thu May 17 20:00:53 CEST 2007

Hi Marcus (nicknamed cryos)

I already met you on irc but I'd like to join Albert in welcoming you in the 
Edu team. We are very happy to have you working on those cool 3D features and 
we'll be happy as well to meet you at aKademy for those who'll be there.



On Monday 14 May 2007 21:49:41 Marcus D. Hanwell wrote:
> 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 :)
> Thanks,
> Marcus

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