[Owasp-appsensor-dev] GSoC Introductions

John Melton jtmelton at gmail.com
Mon Apr 25 04:10:26 UTC 2016

Thanks Giri. That is a great suggestion. I'm actually working on a new
influxdb storage provider for appsensor right now. Tim actually already has
influxdb as a possible solution in his proposal, so I'm guessing it's an
option we'll look very closely at.


On Sun, Apr 24, 2016 at 11:58 PM, Girivaraprasad Nambari <
girinambari at gmail.com> wrote:

> *tools (column-oriented dbs, time series dbs, etc.),*
> John,
> While we are on this topic, I am working on a proof-of-concept for another
> project using InfluxDB (time series db), which I feel might be good choice,
> because AppSensor data is a time series data.
> https://influxdata.com/time-series-platform/influxdb/
> Thank you,
> Giri
> On Sun, Apr 24, 2016 at 11:51 PM, John Melton <jtmelton at gmail.com> wrote:
>> All,
>> Hadn't noticed the full list had been added to this email, sorry.
>> However, let me take this opportunity to announce that we have 1 student
>> (Tim) who has been selected for appsensor in our GSoC program participation
>> this year. His project is "Machine Learning Trend Monitoring Analysis
>> Engine". This is definitely a _challenging_ project, but something that
>> users have been requesting for over a year now, particularly as event
>> streaming for large data sets has become more and more popular as a
>> development paradigm. We're very excited to see the work we can accomplish
>> over the summer.
>> Juan and Giri have graciously agreed to co-mentor with me. If anyone else
>> would like to contribute to the process, certainly feel free to chime in,
>> either on this list or to me directly. It would be particularly great to
>> have contributors who have skillsets with modern data storage tools
>> (column-oriented dbs, time series dbs, etc.), streaming tech (spark, samza,
>> etc.), and queuing systems (kafka, mq systems, etc.). The technology stack
>> is not set in stone, and will be fleshed out over ~ the next month, so now
>> is the time to speak up if you have opinions.
>> Side note: you can expect to see a bit more traffic this summer related
>> to this project - exciting times ahead!
>> Thanks,
>> John
>> On Sun, Apr 24, 2016 at 11:42 PM, Girivaraprasad Nambari <
>> girinambari at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Congratulations Tim!
>>> On Sun, Apr 24, 2016 at 11:12 PM, John Melton <jtmelton at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Sure that sounds good. If you'd like, you can use the OWASP slack (
>>>> https://owasp.slack.com) and create a channel there. We'll also likely
>>>> communicate over skype as well.
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> John
>>>> On Sun, Apr 24, 2016 at 4:49 PM, Timothy Sum Hon Mun <
>>>> timothy22000 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Hello All,
>>>>> It was nice to hear from you again, John. I was very ecstatic when I
>>>>> found out that my proposal got accepted! I am grateful to John for helping
>>>>> me out with my proposal and the AppSensor community for giving me this
>>>>> opportunity to work on this project. I will do my best to complete it.
>>>>> I would like to get to know my mentors during this community bonding
>>>>> period as suggested (even John whom I have communicated with before this).
>>>>> :D I will start working on some more research with regards to the approach
>>>>> in my proposal to be able to get a more detail project plan. I will
>>>>> definitely reach out if I need help.
>>>>> My Skype ID is timothy910826 if you all would like to use Skype to
>>>>> keep in touch with me. I could create a Slack group for me and the mentors
>>>>> as an option for communication during the GSoC period.
>>>>> Best Regards,
>>>>> Tim
>>>>> On Sun, Apr 24, 2016 at 4:55 AM, John Melton <jtmelton at gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> Tim,
>>>>>> Congratulations on being selected for GSoC this year! We're very
>>>>>> excited to have you working with the AppSensor project.
>>>>>> There are 3 (myself, as well as Juan and Giri, both cc'ed on this
>>>>>> email) of us that will be working together as mentors on the project to
>>>>>> make sure we can cover your needs the best we can. The first few weeks
>>>>>> (until May 22) will involve:
>>>>>> - getting to know one another
>>>>>> - clarifying our project plans and timeline
>>>>>> - handling all up-front project research
>>>>>> If you need anything, feel free to reach out and let us know.
>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>> John
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