I would be really interested in applying for an OGRE GSoC project, but based on a previous question ( [GSoC 2011] question ), I'm not sure that I meet the minimum requirements for participation. I am a very strong C++ programmer with a 4.0 CS GPA, and I have experience with linear algebra and 2D game programming, and I have a lot of practical development experience from an internship at NASA, but I have very little experience with 3D graphics (some OpenGL and Unity experience), and no experience with OGRE.
The reason that I would like to do an OGRE project is because I would like to work with and learn about 3D graphics programming and DirectX. I am a very fast learner, and I have lots of experience working and learning on my own. I think that I would be able to do the research into OGRE and DirectX that is necessary to put a decent project proposal together before the application deadline, but I would not want to do this if my lack of relevant experience will basically disqualify me.