I am Lucas Otanez, an undergraduate computer science student at the University of Southern California. I’m hoping to be able to contribute to Fortran through GSOC this year!
I have mostly completed personal and experimental projects up until now, such as games, web apps, and other software that I created because I needed it personally, such as a lightweight C++ sensitive word encryption library. I have in-person hack-a-thon experience in Southern California, where I worked with a team to create a web app that plans a trip for you based on your most listened-to Spotify artists and their hometowns.
I am currently in my first year of university, and thus do not have much industry level software experience. I did work as an electronic repair technician for a medical devices company at one point, where my task was to identify the causes of broken electronics, fix them accordingly, and report/document my work.
For GSOC, I am particularly interested in adding “Support for C++”. I definitely want to work on a project involving C++, as I think I can contribute most meaningfully to such a project, however I would also enjoy working outside of C++ and expanding my skill set. Let me know if this project is still relevant for 2023, or if there are any other more important projects in C++ that I should consider.