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From Keshan Sodimana | කේෂාන් සෝදිමාන <>
Subject Re: Help regarding mentoring program
Date Thu, 06 May 2010 05:25:14 GMT
Thank you very much once again i will get my hands wet with Derby asap and
let you know via derby mailing list if i have any other questions


On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 2:28 AM, Kathey Marsden

> Thanks Kathey for your quick reply and the warm welcome. yes i have done a
>> coursework in database but i am not going to do this as a coursework
>> instead
>> i would like to interact with a mentor from ASF(better i can find a mentor
>> from Sri lanka then there will be no time issues and we can even meet in a
>> coffee shop rather than only in mailing lists or IRCs but i am ok with
>> anyone). as for time commitment, usually i committed 5-6 hours a day for
>> blogging and for other open source projects so i can commit 1-2 hours per
>> day for ASF but within exam days(that will come in mid of July) i won't be
>> able to commit that much . i have heard of Derby but never used so, i will
>> learn it before doing anything and i like if you can suggest me any other
>> resources to learn about Derby which will be important for
>> developing rather than using it.
> Please first join the Derby  mailing lists:
> I always first suggest starting with the tutorial
> and then download the source
> and build Derby and run regression tests,
>  One of our students made a
> great screencast for  how to get set up.
> Once you have accomplished these tasks or if you have any troubles along
> the way, send an email to derby-dev and introduce yourself.  Once we
> understand your area of interest, we can better recruit a a mentor. We have
> a student working on Derby now from Sri Lanka and hopefully you can get
> together, but  most of the Derby commiters are in  Europe and the US. Check
> out for possible local
> mentors for Apache general issues.
> Kathey

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