View Full Version : Some experience, please

12-27-2004, 05:35 PM
Hi everyone,

My name is Chris, and I am a computer science student in my second year of university. We are frequently given small assignments, but never any real project work. As much as learning about coding is fantastic, Id like to get involved in a real project. I work free! and would love to get involved. Unfortunately, my code may not be stellar, but I am really eager to get involved. I was always under the impression that the opensource community was looking for folk like me. I need some guidance and given the experience that floats around these boards I figure that someone here may have an idea or two. I currently have a relatively solid base of C and Java... any help would be very much appreciated



12-27-2004, 06:11 PM
Your request is kind of ambiguous. Do you want to join a project, i.e help somebody else with a programming project, or do you want an idea for your own project, or either/or ?

12-27-2004, 06:18 PM
Very good point, either/or... although i believe that an existing project would be better as I imagine id receive at least a little more guidance. If anyone here undertook any individual projects while learning and has any ideas, id appreciate those as well. Thanks a lot.


12-27-2004, 06:32 PM
Well it all really depends on the kind of things that interest you. There is the Project and Job recruitment (http://cboard.cprogramming.com/forumdisplay.php?f=33) page here however there isn't really an overflow of stuff there. A lot of people start out by making console based games, which depending on complexity can push your knowledge of C. I mean who doesn't like to remake asteriods or frogger or something along those lines. Of course you could always get into windows programming and start learning the Win32 api that would start putting some of those concepts you learned into practice. This (http://cboard.cprogramming.com/showthread.php?t=60073) is a good post that goes over some individual project ideas and what other people have done.

12-27-2004, 07:45 PM
What you may consider is to check out what your university has to offer. There may be project groups already going on that may interest you, or... if it may be so, your colleagues may have ideas for a project. You may also be able to get course credit for your work, and it's a nice research gig. Check it out. Most certainly the communication would be better off than it would here necessarily.