From: Robert Tansley <roberttansley@go...> - 2007-02-16 19:44:54
DSpace can be a mentoring organisation -- we just need an organisation
administrator as the main point of contact (I can do this if it makes
sense to people), and mentors to work with the students. If some
committers or active community members are willing to step up to this
we should definitely put in an application. (Committers? ;-)
I seeded an ideas page on the Wiki -- please add your ideas!
On 16/02/07, John Erickson <john.erickson@...> wrote:
> Hi Folks!
> I'm sure many of you saw the announcement that there will be a Google
> Summer of Code for 2007:
> * http://code.google.com/
> * http://code.google.com/soc/
> FAQ at: http://code.google.com/support/bin/topic.py?topic=10442
> "...Google Summer of Code(TM) 2007 is on! Last year, Google funded over
> 600 students in 93 countries to work with 100 open source groups. We're
> extremely happy to announce that we'll be holding Google Summer of Code
> again this year. We look forward to helping new contributors join the
> community and write more code...We won't start accepting applications
> until March, so in the interim check out the FAQs for more information.
> Our program administrators will also be hanging out in the Google Summer
> of Code discussion group and in #summer-discuss on Slashnet. We'd love
> to hear from you!.."
> SO, my question is: is there any in the DSpace Federation and/or
> individual DSpace adopting organizations becoming "Mentoring Organizations?"
> Perhaps Rob could speak to this; I know very little about it (other than
> trying to get my Python-wielding daughter to enter...)
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From: John Erickson <john.erickson@hp...> - 2007-02-20 15:34:04
(somewhat sorry for the dual posting...)
Regarding the level of commitment required of GSoC mentors, I think the
most accurate picture would come from actual, recent participants.
Short of that, the GSoC "Advice for Mentors" page is here:
There is a tonne of useful information on that page, not just for GSoC
but generally useful for dealing with students in internships, etc...
Richard Jones wrote:
>> DSpace can be a mentoring organisation -- we just need an organisation
>> administrator as the main point of contact (I can do this if it makes
>> sense to people), and mentors to work with the students. If some
>> committers or active community members are willing to step up to this
>> we should definitely put in an application. (Committers? ;-)
>> I seeded an ideas page on the Wiki -- please add your ideas!
> I like the idea of doing some mentoring. How much commitment does it
> require, do you reckon?