[SoC] Creation of a new GRASS GIS startup mechanism through GSoC 2020

Moritz Lennert mlennert at club.worldonline.be
Fri Mar 27 01:20:35 PDT 2020

Hi Linda,

On 27/03/20 01:05, L.Kladivova wrote:
> Hi OSGeo mentors,
> First, I am sorry to write so late, but the information about SoC came 
> to me in all that confusion with a long delay. But still, I would like 
> to take part. :-)
> I am Linda Kladivova, a master student of Geomatics from Czech Technical 
> University in Prague currently studying at Kansas State University in 
> the US, coming home at the beginning of June.
> I would like to work on a new GRASS GIS startup mechanism. It is a very 
> important topic and I remember, when I started with Grass, it was not 
> much pleasant for me and I fully understand that this start can 
> discourage many people from doing more work. But It is a pity because 
> Grass GIS can offer a lot of useful things.
> For my technical knowledge, I am used to working with QGIS, ArcGIS and I 
> have experience with simple tasks in the Grass environment as well. In 
> my life I was mainly focused on databases - SQL (PL/SQL) and I also deal 
> with the development of automation scripts related to databases via 
> Powershell and Python. I do not have any experience with wxPython, but I 
> had several courses at school focused on C++ (Qt framework). I think 
> this project would generally enrich me in terms of programming. Those 
> experiences I could then definitely employ when programming my diploma 
> thesis - a library in Python addressing the problem of missing personal 
> data in the Czech Cadastre Exchange Format. You can have a look at it at 
> my GitHub profile: https://github.com/lindakladivova/2019-d-ctios
> I would be very happy to participate in this project that really makes 
> sense and helps people. I have already contacted and discussed the 
> features of the project with Anna and Vaclav Petras and Martin Landa. 
> All three would be willing to be my mentors.

Thank you very much for proposing to work on this ! It has been an 
ongoing discussion for a long time, and it would be great to see you 
work on this.

I would suggest that you present yourself on the GRASS-dev mailing list 
to make contact with the community.

Best wishes,

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