I've been trying to figure out what to say to summarize my experience with OPW and GNOME. To speak and write about these things is never easy since they have a tendency to come out as synthetic, cheesy, and runny as the nacho cheese sauce one finds at your local ball park. However, I feel very grateful to have been chosen to participate. In all honesty, I have to wonder what was developed more, the Keysign application or myself. The experience has added so much to my personal programming toolbox, including specific programming tools to a broader knowledge of FOSS.
Similar to many others, I had tried to find an appropriate place to begin contributing to FOSS before starting the OPW program. I still have a myriad of bookmarked posts and websites all devoted to getting involved in open source. It's pervasive nature as a topic suggests that most people encounter similar barriers when trying to find a good starting point. Fortunately once you gain some momentum, it is so much easier to conserve or transfer that energy to a parallel aspect of a current project or to a completely new undertaking. This, perhaps, is the broader implication of my experience. I now have that momentum. I would like to give a big thank you to Tobias and Marina for answering all of my questions and fostering a supportive environment. I would also like to thank the GNOME community for making OPW possible.