Google Summer of Code proposal contributions

The application process of Google Summer of Code requires students to make a small contribution to the project(s) of their choice to demonstrate that they are capable of making a change following the upstream submission procedures. In my understanding, this is less about the actual code than it is about demonstrating these skills. This is (partly, the other reason being that as I was working on these proposals I was also finishing up several course projects) the reason that the contributions here are rather small:

I’m keeping a blog on my GSoC progress. You can read the introduction here; an overview of the complete series can be found here.