I am Arnesh Kumar Issar, I come from India & am currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering along with a Minor in Computer Science at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
I was very happy to see that Julia has been selected for Google Season of Docs 2020 & would like to contribute more to the community through the program.
Specifically, what caught my attention is “ Ignition Robotics on-boarding guide ”. I have a pretty clear idea on where I would like to take this project,. But first let me share a few things about my background.
I am part of Autonomous Ground Vehicle, Kharagpur, a 40+ strong team of students consisting of skill expertise from Undergraduates to Research Scholars aimed towards building level 4 autonomy in vehicles. I am an AI & Software team member with Reinforcement Learning based approaches to Motion Planning.
Last year, our team participated in the 27th Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition ( IGVC ) & bagged the runner’s up in the auto navigation course. My personal contribution was towards the lane detection & planning module which has given me insight into the technical aspects required for working with large scale teams & version control systems. Along with this I took the responsibility of compilation & editing of the design report that was submitted to the organizers.
I also provide advice to study.com as a computer science & math content reviewer where I provide feedback for the content written by authors spanning from various regions of the globe.
I would also like to add here my 5+ page documentation on a sampling based planner for Reinforcement Learning based application as an additional example of my technical writing work but unfortunately it is currently set confidential by AGV.
For the GSoD 2020, I would like to revamp the contributing guide to the latest conventions along with introduction of software utilities for ease if contribution for less experienced users of ignition libraries.
A semi-detailed plan of some changes that I think would prove beneficial to the community are listed below in my google doc:
I have added the design report for IGVC,2019 in the doc to give you a practical idea of what I mean by my approach & the thought process behind doing things a certain way.
I had some doubts when I was going through the present documentation & formulating a plan of action.
I wanted to know about the framework followed for the documentation so that I can familiarize myself with it. I am adept in Hugo, Jekyll & sphinx frameworks but have no reservations in working with any other frameworks as per need.
I would also like to enquire & discuss upon the doctests that are run for the code contributions made to the org.
I think this is a good overall introduction to my background, my work and my intentions regarding working with Flux to get the discussion going about the specific project that I would like to complete during this year’s Google Season of Docs program. I would highly appreciate your input, feedback, thoughts and comments.
I am looking forward to hearing from you!