Position: AI Programmer.
Do you understand that Wildfire Games is a non-commercial project, work for 0 A.D. is volunteer, and work is done for free? Yes
Do you agree to distribute all your work for Wildfire Games under Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license? Yes
Are you sure you are not wanting to work on something programming related? (Then you don't need to send in an application form.) It is programming related
Name: Mina Sami Gorgi
Email: minas (dot) gorgy (at) gmail (dot) com
Location: Cairo (GMT+2)
Availability: Currently: at least 10 hours. 6 months from now: not really sure. I am graduating this year so I can't really give an accurate estimate but I'll probably still be contributing.
Occupation: Senior Computer Engineering Student
Skills and Experience: Resume
Motivation: I greatly love what I am doing and what new experiences it allows me.
Personality: A creative thinker and avid learner.
Short Essay: I really found about WF from 0AD about 3 years ago but had already heard about WF in general years before. The most amazing thing about this project is the fact it's open-source. I mean I didn't really believe back then that there could be such a large-scale well-developed game like this and still be open-source. Being cross-platform as well is a huge bonus. But generally, I always wanted to develop AI for games since I played my first RTS game as a kid. So, I seek fulfilling my dream and gaining experience by joining 0AD.
Interests and Hobbies: I am greatly interested in music. I have studied music theory, I play the guitar a bit, currently learning to play the saxophone and occasionally teach children how to sing. I like to keep fit so I go to the gym regularly and I am interested in sports in general but specially tennis table and football. I also like playing video games -don't we all-.
Staff: I don't know anyone personally but I have came across a few while suggesting participating in GSoC this year.
Community: I guess for gaming just YouTube. Yes, I am not a real hardcore gamer.
Favorite Game: Currently: League of Legends thanks to Lutris. Honorable mention: Dota since it runs on Linux via Steam. Overall: I think Age of Empires and Command and Conquer. 0AD is a huge candidate once campaigns are up.
Work Examples: I don't have such that are directly related to the position, the closest may be the Scrabble AI I took part in developing last semester where I was actually in charge of the research team. Other relevant work examples are mentioned and linked in the resume.