[GCI] Note of Appreciation

Gedare Bloom gedare at rtems.org
Mon Dec 17 20:17:55 UTC 2018

Hello Zenon (zehata),

I'm glad you had a positive experience! We look forward to seeing you
contribute moree in the future, and to submit an application for GSoC. :)


On Sun, Dec 16, 2018 at 8:41 AM 18Y5C31 ZENON HANS TANEKA <
zenon.hans.taneka at dhs.sg> wrote:

> Dear all,
> I have written to express my appreciation for this community. Hope that it
> doesn't disturb you or bring any inconveniences. Being a GCI student, it
> has been great to be able to work with you, though I am sure you have found
> that often you are doing most of the work because I am not sure about how
> to do the task. I think the greatest prize during this experience is in
> learning. When I started on this journey, I hadn't known how to build a
> project, how makefiles work and how to compile a program. With lots and
> lots of help from especially Dr Joel as well as all the other mentors
> guiding me through finishing the tasks, I have learnt so much.
> Admittedly, it has been really tough because I live on the other side of
> the planet and timezone difference is the worst. Furthermore having quite a
> lot of other commitments means that I am often working through the night
> and getting only about 4 hours of sleep each day. I tried my best to debug
> as much as possible and do tasks with the most effort to reduce the time
> that you need to amend them so you can do the more pertinent ones. It can
> be seen that obviously it wasn't the best because I still had lots and lots
> of questions, things I don't know and just lots and lots of bugs. Really
> sorry because Dr Joel was doing lots of debugging I couldn't catch or fix.
> All in all, it was indeed quite tough and it has really been the mentors
> help and encouragement that has helped me pull through.
> I have been participating in GCI for 5 years now, and this year is going
> to be my last. Putting my focus entirely this GCI on RTEMS has never made
> me regret because I has been so cool to contribute to a real-time operating
> system. If there's one thing for sure, I am definitely going to be back for
> GSoC next year. Thank you for quite the experience and see you again soon!
> Yours faithfully,
> Zenon (zehata)
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