Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 09:09:52 +0500 From: Muhammad Junaid Muzammil <mjunaidmuzammil@...il.com> To: "john-dev@...ts.openwall.com" <john-dev@...ts.openwall.com> Subject: Re: General question: Motivation to contribute Hello, I am still a newbie in terms of open source contribution, though I have been working over open source technologies for around two years. Getting a platform for transferring parallel computing concepts into practical modules has been one of my primary motivations. The other benefits that I gained as a byproduct of becoming part includes access to hardware, knowledge build up and appreciation for contribution to the society. Junaid. On Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 9:41 PM, Sayantan Datta <std2048@...il.com> wrote: > > > On Saturday, February 1, 2014, deepika <anamikaspace@...oo.com> wrote: > >> Wow!! so many answers. I appreciate you guys. I just like the kind of >> commitment you all have for this project. And that's the reason why JTR is >> the topmost password cracker :) >> >> Keep Going!! >> Deepika >> >> >> >> >> On Saturday, 1 February 2014 6:19 AM, magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com> >> wrote: >> On 2014-01-31 21:02, magnum wrote: >> > I love this project for the close-to-the-metal programming with tight >> > inner loops and optimizations - quite the opposite of the oh so common >> > high-level OO languages where you are guaranteed, by design, to lose >> > track of what actually happens inside the CPU, or why. >> >> I forgot to mention that IMO it is an honor to be mentored by Alexander >> Peslyak. Not that he ever asked to be my mentor, and not that he is >> mentoring me nearly as much as I would like him to, but still. That guy >> can tell by heart if a pipeline will do the job or not, or a cache will >> fit or not, just by looking at high level code - and more often than not >> he will be right about it. Now that I think about it, this was probably >> the primary reason I got stuck here years ago while I was initially >> experimenting with pretty much unrelated stuff. >> >> >> magnum >> >> >> >> > Hi guys, > > My motivations: > > -I am a big fan of parallel computing and JTR is my playground where I can > learn as well as put my knowledge to practical use. > -I still remember the first time when I joined here, 2 Yrs back I had > little experience with openCL and I was a real newbie to infact everything > else. I ran into problems even with the openCL part where my 4890 didn't > support byte addressable store. Alexander encouraged me and walked me > through the jtr interfaces and finally after a lot of struggle I was able > to produce a working mscash2-opencl. It's really an honor to be mentored by > him. > -Access to hardware. > -Helpful for my higher study. > > Currently I work full time at a thermal power plant as a control and > instrumentation engineer, I am a teaching assistant for an MOOC called > Coursera HPP, simultaneously I'm preparing for GRE standardized test. I'm > hoping to come back during the month of April. > > Regards, > Sayantan > Content of type "text/html" skipped
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