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From Nakul Jindal <>
Subject Re: Building a community around SystemML
Date Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:41:30 GMT
Hi Dhiren,

Welcome to SystemML!

I would encourage you to go through some of these lectures which explain the internals of
SystemML -
Also look through the JIRA site -
and pick something that you find interesting.

I have worked on the language layer a bit and the GPU backed and can help you in those areas
should you choose them.
You can also take a look at the commit history and get a sense of who is the most active in
a particular component and ping them directly.

Hope this helps get you started.


> On Sep 28, 2016, at 1:50 PM, Dhiren Navani <> wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I am Dhiren Navani. I am a graduate student in Computer Science at Arizona
> State University. I am trying to develop java and apache spark skills. I am
> interested in learning more about SystemML and would like to contribute. It
> would be great if there is someone who can mentor me or guide me to
> resources, since I am comparatively new to the opensource world and
> industry in general.
> Also I can assist with some promotional activities as I am a part of lot of
> meetup groups here in Phoenix, Arizona.
> On 28 September 2016 at 12:32, Luciano Resende <> wrote:
>> One of the remaining things that SystemML needs to do in order to graduate
>> is to build a better community around the project.
>> Some ideas are:
>> - Be more open with mailing lists discussions particularly with high level
>> designs that sometimes just get buried in PRs.
>> - Identify and participate on projects where more experienced community
>> members would mentor students or others interested in
>> participating/contributing to the project (e.g. GSoC)
>> - Identify top two main personas that would be interested in the project,
>> and bring up visibility on documentation based on these personas to make
>> their first experience with the project very smooth and without much
>> problems.
>> - Create simple JIRAs and flag them for initial contributors (e.g.
>> documentation, simple fix, etc)
>> Any other ideas ? And how do we execute this with some priority to get us
>> to graduate ?
>> --
>> Luciano Resende
> -- 
> Thanks and Regards,
> Dhiren Amar Navani
> (+1) 480-434-0661
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