[tor-dev] Atlas/Compass GSoC 2013

Newk newkdukem at gmail.com
Wed Apr 24 14:37:56 UTC 2013

Hi Art,

Regarding Atlas and Compass I had the same idea but I didn't sit down to
browse the bug-list in full. These days I'll make local Atlas and Compass
servers for testing and start working on the issue throughout the weekend.

I don't have an impressive skillset: C/C++ from school, js from last
summers' work, my last language learned was Python and quite loving it.
Several weeks ago we had a presentation about Angular.js in out local
hacklab, so if I get really stuck I have support on that side. Other
skills. Not quite sure if: html, css, jQuery, experience in V model
development cycle and having a good documentation étique are considered as

Normally I'm quite independent while working on projects, but transparent
while working in a team.
During the lurking on #tor-dev I've noticed that most of the developers are
either computer science PhD or working on their PhD thesis, so the thing
that concerns me is that I'm not familiar with the coding style in tor and
tor-related projects and I lack the specific background in knowledge.
Any thought on this (the coding style and background)?

Thank you,

On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 10:33 AM, Arturo Filastò <art at torproject.org> wrote:

> On Apr 23, 2013, at 11:26 PM, Newk <newkdukem at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm Nikola, 1st year student in the university in Skopje, Macedonia.
> Around 6 months ago I've put a tor relay at home - one of only two running
> in the whole country (the other one is placed in the local hackerspace,
> also the only one in the country). Being interested in internet anonymity
> and network security, I've started reading about how tor works and how I
> can make a contribution in the project.
> >
> > I would like to work on Atlas and/or Compass (even Vidalia or Arm),
> because as a tor relay owner, I've met some points I would like to improve.
> >
> > Any thoughts?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Nikola
> >
> > P.S.
> > As a late blooming activist, I would like to contribute to this project
> even if I don't be selected for this years GSoC program. The reason being
> that in couple of years or less, you will see my country as a place where
> democracy quietly ceased to exist. And tor will be the only way reaching to
> the outside. On this note, I'd like to add that my goal is not only
> contributing by improving tor, but also making a shout to the free-minded
> Hi Nikola,
> Good to hear your interest in the Tor GSoC.
> Regarding Atlas and Compass there is a project that we have not put up as
> a GSoC, but if you are interested gsathya or me could probably mentor you.
> The most pressing topic regarding Atlas and Compass is getting the two
> platforms merged. The relevant ticket is this one:
> https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/6682.
> What is your skillset? Are you familiar with Angular.js or other relevant
> web technologies?
> You can find me and gsathya on IRC on the channels #tor-dev and #tor on
> irc.oftc.net.
> ~ Art.
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Nikola *Newk* Demerdjiev

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