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From Edmon Begoli <ebeg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Introductions - contributing database research and development expertise where needed
Date Wed, 01 Nov 2017 21:50:21 GMT
Julian, thanks. Sounds like a plan. I will proceed.

Best,
Edmon

On Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 17:12 Julian Hyde <jhyde@apache.org> wrote:

> Edmon,
>
> Welcome! Thanks for introducing yourself.
>
> One area you could help is by reviewing the existing documentation. Run
> through the examples on the web site (e.g.
> http://calcite.apache.org/docs/tutorial.html <
> http://calcite.apache.org/docs/tutorial.html>) and see whether it is
> consistent and complete. (I.e. does it make sense, and does it tell you
> about everything you would like to know about Calcite, in a sensible order.)
>
> If you would like to write some code, Spatial is an area that you could
> contribute. There are a lot of OpenGIS functions to implement, but they can
> be done one at a time, and usually each takes very little effort because
> there is already an implementations in the underlying ESRI library. Take a
> look at https://github.com/apache/calcite/commit/3e9d3b2 <
> https://github.com/apache/calcite/commit/3e9d3b2> and you’ll see that
> each function requires a small change to just 3 files: GeoFunctions.java,
> spatial.iq, reference.md. Start with say ST_X(geom), which you can base
> upon ST_Z(geom).
>
> Julian
>
>
> > On Oct 30, 2017, at 8:36 PM, Josh Elser <elserj@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Edmon,
> >
> > Nice to meet you and welcome to the community!
> >
> > I don't have enough context to throw some well-bounded problems at you
> (I tend to do most of my work on Avatica rather than Calcite directly), but
> I thought it would be nice to say hello anyways :)
> >
> > Your aspirations and ambition sound great. I look forward to your
> contributions in both code and literature form.
> >
> > - Josh
> >
> > On 10/30/17 6:38 PM, Edmon Begoli wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >> I want to introduce myself as a possible new member of the Calcite team
> >> (I know some of you from the Drill team, etc.)
> >> I am a practicing researcher with an interest and the expertise in
> >> advanced data structures, and databases in general (grammars,
> >> architecture, etc.)
> >> I would like to start making contributions, particularly in the
> >> applications of algorithms, or new language formalisms in the areas
> >> that could benefit from those - performance improvements, new
> >> grammatical constructs, parsing, etc.
> >> To this end -- please share with me if there are areas where you feel
> >> Calcite could benefit from new features, or the optimizations.
> >> I do not have time to do lots of heavy lifting coding, but I have
> >> plenty of research and development time and expertise, specially if
> >> you throw a concrete problem at me.
> >> Thank you,
> >> Edmon
> >> P.S. I will start with contributions with the documentation, papers,
> >> presentations, which will allow me to learn the architecture in more
> >> details.
>
>

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