> Welcome Mike,
> I am Peter aka Petko. I am the first contact on recruiter list and try
> to explain how we do work and trying to help among others to get
> every one who is interested into the project.
> We have a tradition of self driven interest. We help you when you get
> stuck, but the desicion of what you and how much you want to do is up
> to you. :)
> The biggest challenge we have is code development. And we always
> appreciate everyone who want to try. If you want to do the
> contribution in this area we do offer a first entry challenge:
> Building OpenOffice at your home. (Guide: ) If you get stuck, the
> most valueable advise is to ask on the lists.
> The most important list for developers is the dev mailing  list,
> but you are welcome to ask on this list, too. Kepp in mind to mention
> if you are not subscribed. Sometimes we miss this. Also if you have
> other questions, or do not understand something ask them openly in the
> most direct form.
> After a successfull build I suggest we talk what you can do next. I
> have a list on wiki with fun topics, plus we have some other fun stuff
> in reserve that focus on code enhancing. You pick then the next
> challenge to take. Step by step. I hope that sounds fine to you.
> We do use SVN for versioning, but we offer a github repo, where you
> can pull from, but not push to.
> all the best
>  https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/Building_Guide_AOO >  mailto: [hidden email] >
> On 09.04.2018 03:57, Michael Sterling wrote:
>> Hello and Salutations,
>> I have gone by many monikers over the years, but introduce myself
>> here under the one which netted me the most financial and educational
>> gains, 10-Key.
>> Introduced to the concept of computing at a very young age with a
>> Turing Machine on pen and paper, I fell in love with the simplicity
>> and purity that is programming. From there it has been a rather
>> spotty history I’m afraid.
>> Beginning with GW BASIC and that banana chucking gorilla, I
>> enjoyed sifting through other developers code and making small
>> modifications to learn how things worked. Stepped up to Web Design
>> for a small car dealership in my preteen years. Went to a technical
>> college for a C.E.T., and got sidetracked from pure programming with
>> the beauty of even more knowledge of how it all works. Went on to
>> create a database system for a family owned video rental store
>> -Anyone here remember those?- shortly thereafter, and then got my
>> first introduction to C++.
>> Thanks to GameInstitute.com, I wrote a 3D rendering engine during
>> my time as a robotics specialist in the field. Thanks to the long
>> hours and massive Red Bull and Coffee marathons on that project, a
>> mistaken install of Java -The steamy liquid kind, not advisable btw-
>> and my overall paranoia of integrating with society at large, 5 years
>> of development were scrapped. Learning from that lesson, I now use
>> Git and am in the process of setting up a file server for home use
>> while scrambling to recover -RECREATE- those lessons. Other previous
>> projects include a Management Reporting Suite that imported flat file
>> data for easier consumption in MS-Excel via VBA, a real time
>> touchscreen data acquisition project for manufacturing, and a point
>> and click MS-Access GUI in VB6, among others. More recent endeavors
>> include the PHP/MySQL stack, the MEAN stack, p5.js data
>> visualizations, The classic GoF Design Patterns, Neural Net
>> exploration, and Game Development in Unity.
>> Having a family, while amazing, does make my efforts at coding
>> less concentrated than desired, however, approaching the big Four-Oh
>> I find a need to dig in again and make a contribution. I am unsure
>> where my skills will come in the most beneficial to the Apache
>> OpenOffice project, but do have a sense of excitement to be joining a
>> community working on a piece of software that I have come to adore.
>> Thank You All
>> for such an amazing suite, and for the opportunity for this old
>> man to feel useful once more.
>> Mike S. [10-key]
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