This is the 2nd part of my experience as an Outreachy intern and is one of the best moments I am having to learn about new things. Contributing to open source at the same time is not entirely complicated but the amount of information, that I’ve previously learned in school, is now more compact and besides just understanding, is to put in practice what it stated in paper (obviously virtual papers).
My internship was based on research and I am having a nice time enriching my knowledge and replicating some previous works to adequate them to the project I am contributing on. I should say that my scope My internship was based on research and I am having a nice time enriching my knowledge and replicating some previous works to adequate them to the project I am contributing on. I should say that my scope of understanding of many other topics is getting better. I could comment on a few «struggles» in between my journey, from my point of view not as hard as it sounds, but is just simply mixing the knowledge with code, in my particular case working with rasters (images) both using python or Unix command line was very challenging, and my intend to be perfectionist make this experience equally overwhelming, exciting and gratifying. Hopefully, I received good feedbacks about this, I am trying to improve but the math involved to perform image manipulation, at the computer level was unexpected because this time there should be no GUI software involved.
Hopefully, I am very lucky I have a great mentor and advisors that sometimes even made feedbacks in my mother tongue, and this indirectly involved me into a regional context which helped me to see the vast opportunities to keep contributing to the communities, the open-source and the environmental-climate related organizations.
Step by step, with mistakes and many things to amend, I foresight the response this opportunity will project in my formation and my future as a tech-scientist.