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From "Nick Pentreath" <>
Subject Re: Highly interested in contributing to spark
Date Fri, 02 Jan 2015 06:21:15 GMT
Oh actually I was confused with another project, yours was not LSH sorry!

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On Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 8:19 AM, Nick Pentreath <>

> I'm sure Spark will sign up for GSoC again this year - and id be surprised if there was
not some interest now for projects :)
> If I have the time at that point in the year I'd be happy to mentor a project in MLlib
but will have to see how my schedule is at that point!
> Manoj perhaps some of the locality sensitive hashing stuff you did for scikit-learn could
find its way to Spark or spark-projects.
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> On Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 6:28 AM, Reynold Xin <> wrote:
>> Hi Manoj,
>> Thanks for the email.
>> Yes - you should start with the starter task before attempting larger ones.
>> Last year I signed up as a mentor for GSoC, but no student signed up. I
>> don't think I'd have time to be a mentor this year, but others might.
>> On Thu, Jan 1, 2015 at 4:54 PM, Manoj Kumar <>
>> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I am Manoj (, an undergraduate student highly
>>> interested in Machine Learning. I have contributed to SymPy and
>>> scikit-learn as part of Google Summer of Code projects and my bachelor's
>>> thesis. I have a few quick (non-technical) questions before I dive into the
>>> issue tracker.
>>> Are the ones marked trivial easy to fix ones, that I could try before
>>> attempting slightly more ambitious ones? Also I would like to know if
>>> Apache Spark takes part in Google Summer of Code projects under the Apache
>>> Software Foundation. It would be really great if it does!
>>> Looking forward!
>>> --
>>> Godspeed,
>>> Manoj Kumar,
>>> Mech Undergrad
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