I hope I am on the right list but if I am not, please forgive me and
perhaps give me a nudge in the right direction. I am interested in
making /some/ sort of contribution to this project, however, I am unsure
whether I can offer any useful skills. Here is what I bring to the table:
1 - Undergraduate computing and mathematics student - 1.5 years of
university programming experience in C++, interested in learning Java
(as per the project's requirements).
2 - Interested in cryptography as an area from the point of view of
computing and mathematics - I would love to learn more about this area
and algorithm design. I am due to take a "Data Structures and
Algorithms" unit next semester. Whilst I have not yet taken a
cryptography unit at university, I have done some reading myself and
have found it very interesting.
3 - Improvement as a programmer - I would really like to become a better
programmer and, as such, would like a meaningful project to work on
especially if it is Open Source.
4 - Willingness to work on /any/ area, including documentation - I enjoy
writing and would welcome the opportunity to contribute in this way.
5 - Positive about the Open Source model - I have been using Linux for 2
- 3 years now and am a real convert. I think it is a great idea and I
would love to be a part of creating something along those lines.
I realize that I have a limited amount of the requisite background
knowledge but I would be happy to make a minor contribution initially
and increase my involvement as my skillset becomes more extensive. In
the event that I can't do anything valuable, any suggestions as regards
other Open Source projects would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for