What can I do?

David Harrison millionaire at shaw.ca
Fri Sep 3 09:56:56 EDT 2004

I have been poking around there already.  So, I guess I'll feel free to 
change/add things to the wiki pages?  I guess in my original question, I was 
wondering if there were any priorities?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christian Stimming" <stimming at tuhh.de>
To: "David Harrison" <millionaire at shaw.ca>
Cc: <gnucash-devel at gnucash.org>
Sent: Friday, September 03, 2004 6:46 AM
Subject: Re: What can I do?

> Hi David,
> thanks for the offer also from my side. There are various writeups around 
> in the net about "how you can help", e.g. 
> http://gnomesupport.org/wiki/index.php/GnuCashDevelopment and linked pages 
> there. Especially the wiki pages are a place where documentation 
> contributions can be added easily.
> Christian
> David Harrison schrieb:
>> Hi all,
>>  I am wondering  what I can do to help with the development of GnuCash?
>>  Let me start by introducing myself.  I am almost finished obtaining my 
>> designation as a CGA (Certified General Accountant) here in Canada.  Last 
>> night (Wednesday) I wrote my last exam in order to get my Bachalor's 
>> degree in Accounting Sciences (the degree is a requirement for obtaining 
>> a CGA designation).  Assuming I passed this exam, I will be done - 
>> yeah!!!
>>  I have been working in a public practice accounting firm for the last 
>> four years, and also do bookkeeping for several clients.  As a result I 
>> am intimately familiar with the popular accounting software that's out 
>> there - mostly QuickBooks and Simply Accounting, although I have used 
>> some others.
>>  Before I took up accounting, I did do some programming.  Unfortunately, 
>> that was in the late 80s and early 90s, so I learned Basic, Pascal and 
>> Fortran.  So, I don't think I can help much on the programming side.  A 
>> goal of mine is to learn C++, but that will take some time.  I have done 
>> some basic web page design, and I am familiar with HTML.
>>  Why am I interested in GnuCash?  Well, I have been using open source 
>> software for some time - Open Office, sound recording using Planet 
>> CCRMA's resources, and others.  Anyway, since I've been taking from the 
>> community for a few years, it's about time I gave something back.  Now 
>> that I'm finished school, I'm thinking that I might have some time to do 
>> that.  And, since I am an accountant and this is accounting software, I 
>> am hoping that this would be a good fit.
>>  So if you have something that I may be able to help with, please let me 
>> know.
>>  David
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