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From Ravi <ravindra.babu.rav...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Need a mentor to guide me contribute to hadoop
Date Wed, 06 Jan 2010 18:55:18 GMT
Thanks Kathey.

Ravi.

On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 11:58 PM, Kathey Marsden <kmarsdenderby@sbcglobal.net
> wrote:

> Ravi wrote:
>
>> Hi Ross,
>> I have been using Hadoop for 6 months. I have a Hadoop cluster on 4 nodes.
>> Till now I concentrated mainly on developing new map-reduce algorithms. I
>> have been reading the Hadoop code also. Since I have used Hadoop for
>> implementing my algos, I feel that I should contribute back to Hadoop
>>
> I am not sure which  of these projects were implemented already but you may
> find some ideas at: http://wiki.apache.org/general/SummerOfCode2009.  For
> Derby we have a newcomer checkbox in Jira to hightlight  issues appropriate
> for newcomers.  I am not sure if Hadoop has something similar.     I think
> you should ask on the Hadoop list for ideas and also see if you can get a
> mentor to volunteer.   One incentive for mentors might be to let the list
> know that you are willing to help out with some project that they are
> working on anyway if there are appropriate subtasks that you can help out
> with.
>
> I have someone else looking for a mentor on Geronimo. I think he found help
> there, but noone who wanted to get involved in the formal mentoring program,
> so he is keeping it informal. I am not sure the general feeling about it in
> the Hadoop community.
> Thanks
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> Kathey
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