"Google Summer of Code provides students with a global platform to write code for open source organizations."
Though this statement might give the impression of another technical hot-spot; it is much more than that. GSoC enables students to realize the fact that they are working at a global level. As overwhelming as this may seem, this helps the students to "up their game" and try their best to excel in whichever project they are working on.
As an accepted student in GSoC, I am working on the project "Support for astronomical calendar systems" in KDE. Personally, I think that KDE is perhaps the awesomest open source organization that is associated with GSoC; and I am really looking forward to an awesome summer working with John Layt (my mentor from KDE) on the aforementioned project.
I've set up this blog to document my findings, research and updates regarding the GSoC project.
The title of the blog is chosen as The Sentience. The dictionary defines sentience as the faculty through which the external world is apprehended. In other words, sentience refers to the basic understanding with which we model the world around us. This can be thought of, as the set of rules, criteria, precisions, theories, and experiences which make us intellectually and physically capable enough to comprehend the universe we live in. On this note, it might not be difficult to understand that the term sentience relates metaphysically to astronomy and to the calendar systems of the world, and hence this project.