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About you

Q: What is your name?

A: Geza Kovacs

Q: What is your email address?

A: gkovacs -at- mit -dot- edu

Q: What is your Sugar Labs wiki username?

A: gkovacs

Q: What is your IRC nickname?

A: gkovacs

Q: What is your primary language? (We have mentors who speak multiple languages and can match you with one of them if you'd prefer.)

A: English

Q: Where are you located, and what hours do you tend to work? (We also try to match mentors by general time zone if possible.)

A: USA, either Pacific or Eastern time zones. I tend to work anytime between 8AM to midnight.

Q: Have you participated in an open-source project before? If so, please send us URLs to your profile pages for those projects, or some other demonstration of the work that you have done in open-source. If not, why do you want to work on an open-source project this summer?

A: My two most successful open-source projects to date (with over 2 million downloads apiece) are Wubi and UNetbootin, both of which I launched during my high school years. I have also worked on some other minor projects for which I have open-sourced code, most of which can be found around my launchpad page if they are of particular interest; however the major projects I am currently working on as part of undergraduate research (mostly related to audio and video analysis in the context of emotion recognition based on facial and speech features) are unfortunately currently proprietary (but we expect to open-source it in May). Designed, initially led development of, and created the prototypes and early versions of the Windows-based Ubuntu Installer, now part of Ubuntu 8.04, which allows Windows users to safely install Ubuntu Linux without repartitioning their hard drives. Creator, Lead Developer, and Maintainer of UNetbootin, a cross-platform utility to perform network installations or create bootable USB flash drives for a wide variety of Linux distributions.

Further details about of my FOSS development activities (code repository, bug reports, specs) can be found on