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From Upayavira ...@odoko.co.uk>
Subject A student project
Date Mon, 12 Jul 2010 15:20:11 GMT
I am now working for Sourcesense UK, who have made contact with a
prominent London based university. The university has a group of five or
six third year computer science students (on a four year joint
honours/masters course), and their tutor is looking for a project for
them for the October-March timeframe.

He wants it to be open source, and he wants it to be engaging with an
existing community, rather than producing something self-contained.

We have ideas about which communities to approach. As a part of my role
at Sourcesense, I will be available to assist with this project -
talking to the students directly, guiding them with how to engage well
with the community, etc. However, as I am not a member of or committer
on any of the projects that we are likely to approach, I will not be
able to be a formal Mentor.

Before sending my (already written) introductory mail to our chosen
project(s), I wanted to see whether there was anything I should bear in
mind when doing so.

I did want to mention that your page [1] on mentoring in formal
education was a very useful read. Do you, as yet, have any students
following this process, or could this be the first?

Regards, Upayavira

[1] http://community.apache.org/mentorprogrammeformaleducation.html


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