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    K.S. > <@abhishek_pandey:matrix.org> Do I need to study about astronomy and sun before contributing or I will be able to learn on the go( during contribution ).

    Do you need some references as a start?

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    abhishek_pandey > <@krisastern:matrix.org> Do you need some references as a start?

    Yes, it will help me for a good start.

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    K.S. > <@abhishek_pandey:matrix.org> Yes, it will help me for a good start.

    For some basic tutorials on how to use Astropy and related software, you can try like http://learn.astropy.org/

    K.S. > <@krisastern:matrix.org> For some basic tutorials on how to use Astropy and related software, you can try like http://learn.astropy.org/

    I will organise another follow up post here for you later...

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    K.S. > <@krisastern:matrix.org> I will organise another follow up post here for you later...
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    abhishek_pandey > <@krisastern:matrix.org> * For an overview of Astropy: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1801.02634.pdf

    Thanks for the support. I will try to read this and understand.

    K.S. > <@abhishek_pandey:matrix.org> Thanks for the support. I will try to read this and understand.

    My pleasure

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    rashi_srivastava Hello everyone! I am Rashi, I am an undergrad pursuing B. tech and absolutely new to this open source contributions but really enthusiastic to learn and work. I read about the projects taken up in Open Astronomy and found them really interesting. Would highly appreciate and be really thankful if someone could guide as to what shall I start with and how! :)
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    K.S. rashi_srivastava: What kind of programming background do you have, so we can better help you get started?

    rashi_srivastava > <@krisastern:matrix.org> rashi_srivastava: What kind of programming background do you have, so we can better help you get started?

    I am comfortable with Python, C and C++

    K.S. Cool 😎 How about what type of astronomy you are passionate about?
    K.S. Say for example something general or specific / specialised? Or do you have any career goals in mind?
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    rashi_srivastava As of now something general would comfort me more I guess.
    K.S. Then maybe Astropy would be a good start...

    rashi_srivastava > <@krisastern:matrix.org> Say for example something general or specific / specialised? Or do you have any career goals in mind?

    Talking about specifics...celestial objects interest me more.

    K.S. Like observational astrophysics?

    rashi_srivastava > <@krisastern:matrix.org> Then maybe Astropy would be a good start...

    Okay...thank you so much...would read more about it then.

    rashi_srivastava > <@krisastern:matrix.org> Like observational astrophysics?

    Yess

    K.S. Try maybe like the specutils and photutils affiliated packages too, once you are familiar with the core astropy library's codebase
    K.S. I think there are some issues waiting to be discovered at specreduce as well, that require some knowledge of the instrumentation and the process of data reduction
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    rashi_srivastava > <@krisastern:matrix.org> I think there are some issues waiting to be discovered at specreduce as well, that require some knowledge of the instrumentation and the process of data reduction

    Okay..this seems to be good..will research more about it :))

    K.S. Awesome! Welcome to OpenAstronomy πŸ™‚

    rashi_srivastava > <@krisastern:matrix.org> Awesome! Welcome to OpenAstronomy πŸ™‚

    Thankyou so much, all this information is really of great help!

    K.S. Have you joined the Astropy "space" on Element.io yet?

    rashi_srivastava > <@krisastern:matrix.org> Have you joined the Astropy "space" on Element.io yet?

    No..not yet

    K.S. It's here +astropy:openastronomy.org
    K.S. Simply click on the link to follow

    rashi_srivastava > <@krisastern:matrix.org> It's here +astropy:openastronomy.org

    Joined in!

    K.S. Cool 😎
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    K.S. If you are interested in some solar physics, we will be at the SunPy channels
    rashi_srivastava So shall I just go for getting familiar with these libraries and packages as of now or shall I start contributing side by side...I mean I am absolutely new to all thisπŸ˜…

    rashi_srivastava > <@krisastern:matrix.org> If you are interested in some solar physics, we will be at the SunPy channels

    Oh that's great...I don't have much idea about Solar Physics...so maybe I need to scratch a bit more into it

    K.S. > <@rashi_srivastava:matrix.org> Oh that's great...I don't have much idea about Solar Physics...so maybe I need to scratch a bit more into it

    Yeah, we specialise mostly on the sun 🌞 with a different sub-ecosystem and a slightly smaller community

    K.S. SunPy depends on Astropy in a way (in fact many ways) so we can try out only Astropy first or go for both SunPy and Astropy concurrently
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    rashi_srivastava > <@krisastern:matrix.org> SunPy depends on Astropy in a way (in fact many ways) so we can try out only Astropy first or go for both SunPy and Astropy concurrently

    Oh okay...will surely look deeper into both of these.

    K.S. Cool, have fun and will see you around
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    rashi_srivastava > <@krisastern:matrix.org> Cool, have fun and will see you around

    Sure.! Thank you :))

    K.S. > <@rashi_srivastava:matrix.org> Sure.! Thank you :))

    You are welcome

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    DavidPS K.S.: thanks very much for providing such a nice welcoming to the channel! I'm thinking that maybe we need a flowchart on our website with the questions and options you provided here to rashi_srivastava
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    K.S. > <@DavidPS:matrix.org> K.S.: thanks very much for providing such a nice welcoming to the channel! I'm thinking that maybe we need a flowchart on our website with the questions and options you provided here to rashi_srivastava

    Sure, David 😊

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    shubhamx Hi. I am Shubham. I am a B.Tech computer science student in 3rd year. I would like to contribute in openastronomy. I know C/C++, Python, Javascript, Expressjs and Mongo.(and some opengl and qt as well). Please guide me where to begin. Thanks!
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    Hello! I am Aparna. I am a third year Mathematics and Computing student. I am proficient in python, c, c++, java, Haskell. Some of my fields of research include augmented reality, virtual reality, computer vision and artificial intelligence. I am open to explore new fields as well. I have never contributed to open source before but I know how to use git and github. Please suggest me where to start from.
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    Hello everyone
    I'm Ayush Yadav a B.tech second-year student at National Institute of Technology, Delhi, India. like many of you, I'm also new to open source and learning how its work and to contribute. I have a decent experience in working with c++ and a little bit in python, I would be glad if someone would help me what to do next.
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    DavidPS And GSoC has been announced for next year!!! but as a 10-week programme instead!! New interesting challenges ahead!!