Malik Talha

Journey into GSoC 2023

GSoC 2023 Journey: Week 20 Report

14 October 2023

4 Minutes

My contribution details and experiences during the twentieth week of coding period of Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2023.


Welcome to my weekly report documenting my journey during Google Summer of Code 2023 with the Linux Foundation! In this project, I am working on enhancing the existing speech-to-text feature of Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) by introducing a Natural Language Intent engine and implementing software daemons/controllers to execute the extracted intent. This endeavor aims to significantly improve the user experience and functionality of the speech-to-text feature in automotive environments. Throughout this report, I will share my progress, challenges faced, and achievements made as I contribute to the development of AGL and pave the way for more intuitive and intelligent voice interactions in automobiles.

Summary of the week

This week saw notable progress in the project, with a focus on code contributions and documentation. Key accomplishments included the successful submission of the voice agent service and Flutter app recipes to Gerrit, the initial submission of project documentation to the same platform, and an important update to the snips-nlu-utils recipe. These achievements are instrumental in advancing the development, collaboration, and reliability of the project.

Tasks completed

  • Code Contributions to Gerrit: Contributed to the project's development by pushing the voice agent service and Flutter app recipes to Gerrit. This step is pivotal for collaborative code review, integration, and the ongoing evolution of the project.
  • Documentation Submission: Successfully submitted the first version of the project documentation to Gerrit. This documentation serves as a valuable resource for project stakeholders, offering insights into the project's architecture, setup procedures, and usage guidelines. It plays a crucial role in ensuring the project's accessibility and usability.
  • snips-nlu-utils Recipe Update: Made an important update to the snips-nlu-utils recipe, modifying it to download from official sources instead of a personal repository. This change ensures that the project is aligned with best practices and maintains the integrity and reliability of its dependencies.

Tasks leftover

No tasks were leftover this week.

Next steps

In the upcoming week, the following tasks will be undertaken:

  • Continue Gerrit Push: Continue to push updates and improvements to Gerrit for review and integration.
  • Documentation Progress: Continue improving the documentation efforts.


Overall, this week was productive, and I am satisfied with the progress made in achieving the goals outlined for the week. I am excited to continue my GSoC journey and further enhance the speech-to-text feature in Automotive Grade Linux.


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