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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Newbie
Date Tue, 26 Apr 2011 07:39:55 GMT
We can certainly try to team you up with a mentor. However, be aware our mentors are not here
to teach you to code. They, and the project community, will help you get to grips with the
project structure though. 

Your first action should be to search for issues with a label of "GSoC"  or "mentor". These
issues are ones that are thought to be appropriate for someone at the start of their career.


Once you have found an issue you might want to tackle post them here and we'll help you with
the next step. 

Sent from my mobile device.

On 26 Apr 2011, at 05:57, Nuwan Arambage <nuwan.arambage@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
> 
> This question might be asked several time by different different people who
> do have interest being a apache contributor.I would like to ask this
> question again. How can I get into Apache project as contributor ?. I have
> read the guide lines available in Apache website. They suggest to follow
> the particular project that you are interested and use the software then
> pinpoint where things can be improved.
> 
> When it comes to my point of view, all are true.But everyone is not at same
> level to follow those guide lines perfectly.In my case I would like to join
> to Java based web service project. I have tried several products. I feel if
> you need to find issues by your own at first hand it won't be that much easy
> since I'm not a well seasoned about the software.Other scenario is there are
> existing defects in JIRA  they said you can work on those issues.
> 
> My point is product complexity matter for newcomers.I head that there are
> mentoring activities happens in Apache.Probably it might be helpful for
> me.How can I find a mentor if I like to work on existing bug ?.
> 
> I'm waiting for reply from great community.
> 
> Thanks
> Nuwan Arambage

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