Today I am pleased to interview Jeremy Subtil, Gephi student at Google Summer of Code 2009.
Jeremy is a French postgraduate student in Computer Science at Compiègne University of Technology. Fond of FLOSS, he took part to the 2009 Google Summer of Code on a Gephi project.
Sebastien Heymann: Hi Jérémy Subtil, you took part in Gephi with the Google Summer of Code 2009 (GSoC), by handling the vectorial preview module and implementing the SVG export. Could you explain why you chose this project, in particular why getting involved in Gephi although there are such great other organizations like Debian, WordPress or Mozilla?
Jérémy Subtil: I heard about Gephi in one of the courses I chose in February last year. From web crawling inputs, we visualized links between websites and we identified the emerging clusters, in order to approach a part of the world wide web’s shape. I discovered that Gephi was driven by a small but very active team, so I though it was a very nice opportunity to integrate a FLOSS community. In addition, I was very interested in doing some graphic work with the vectorial preview, as well as I wanted to know more about the SVG format.
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