So, I've noticed that (obviously) we have a lot of pretty good programmers here who have been doing it for awhile and have a lot of experience, we also have a lot of college students who know their way around a language pretty well, but don't have a lot of real world experience (kind of where I am.) At least I know we have a lot of people that are good at troubleshooting problems in people's code that they've posted.
What I was thinking: what if we put all this skill that we have sitting around here (though a lot of it is probably not just sitting there, it's probably involved in a lot of other projects) into our own Open Source project? I think we've got enough people here that know enough about programming/software development/every aspect of a project, to really get something neat done.
All the projects I've tried to start up in the past have fallen apart due to lack of interest, mainly because I've tried wrangling up underclassmen CS majors who still don't know the difference between int *a = &b; and *a = b; I think if we tried it here, it could get some pick up because, hell, a lot of us are good programmers.
This would help out a lot of the people like myself who lack real programming experience by getting them something to show for themselves, and I know there are a lot more students who have the same problem.
Now if I could get enough of you interested in this, then we just need to figure out a few things:
What's the project going to be about?: What's the program going to do?
What language should we write it in?
What else should we use? Which GUI? What kind of database? etc.
Are we going to try and make it super portable? (I'd hope so)
And I'm sure there are a lot more things to ask ourselves as we would move on.
Now I just have to ask: Who's in?
This post has been edited by BlakeJustBlake: 29 April 2009 - 07:59 PM