I'm very excited to announce that I've been chosen as one of the
participants in this year's Google Summer of Code program. As such, I will
be working with Fridrich and Valek to write an import filter for the
Microsoft Publisher format. Before I start coding and while I wait for the
semester to end, I will be working on familiarizing myself with the
existing import filters to get a feel for how they work -- I am already
somewhat familiar with the RTF filter, but would like to read and
understand one or two of the more complicated ones. I will also be looking
at what code my mentors have already created for working with Publisher
files. That said, I hope to begin actual coding as soon as possible.
As for me, I'm in my 3rd year out of 4 in a degree in Mathematics at the
University of Arizona. After I get my degree, I hope to either become a
full-time programmer or go to graduate school in mathematics.
I look forward to being a part of the LibreOffice team! :)