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Re: GSoC Introduction - Extending Tor Network Metrics

Hi GD. I'd imagine the acronym in this case is very well known to most people here, since it's the location of the tor irc channels. It's also plenty unique and search able - if it was an alternative definition of, say, 'SOAP', then I'd fully agree with you. -Damian

On Sat, May 1, 2010 at 8:49 PM, downie - <downgeoff2@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Date: Sat, 1 May 2010 17:12:45 -0400
Subject: GSoC Introduction - Extending Tor Network Metrics
From: xckjb88@xxxxxxxxx
To: or-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Hey everyone,

I'm Kevin Berry, one of the GSoC students working for Tor this summer. Originally from New Jersey, I'm currently a junior at Villanova University in Philadelphia. I will be guided by Karsten on "Extending Tor Network Metrics." My plans revolve around porting Ernie (the metrics portal software) to a dynamic web application. I will add a search feature to the *large* amount of relay descriptor data (for specific items like server names, characteristics), and automate the collection and publishing of a few high-level network statistics. If you haven't yet read my initial proposal, I'm including it here: http://kjb.homeunix.com/files/gsoc2010_tor_application.html . The timeline was made a bit more specific since I submitted it. Lots to do!

I plan on hosting my GSoC blog and project at http://kjb.homeunix.com . Since a bit of my project involves web development, I plan to have snapshots of my project hosted there. It's a dynamic dns domain pointing to a box at home, so I apologize if it is slow/unreliable at times. 

I'm usually idling in oftc and freenode as kjbbb. I've already met a few of you, but definitely feel free to drop me a line. I will be around a lot more often after finals end next week, so I will have time to set up, ask questions, and get ready to begin working this summer. I'm excited to be able to dedicate my full time to open source and Tor, so thank you Google and everyone else involved for giving me this great opportunity! 


It's good to read that people are working to improve Tor. Welcome.
However, that's the second unexplained reference to OFTC - do you mean
http://www.oftc.net/oftc/ ?
It's best not to assume that acronyms are understood by everyone...we don't all move in the same circles.

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