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From Mohammad Nour El-Din <nour.moham...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Inviting local students to the Retreat
Date Wed, 13 Apr 2011 11:55:53 GMT
+1 @ Ross

On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 1:37 PM, Ross Gardler <rgardler@apache.org> wrote:
> On 13/04/2011 12:33, Mohammad Nour El-Din wrote:
>>
>> +1 - I believe it is a good idea.
>
> +1
>
>
> In fact I think we should be doing this for all official ASF events.
>
> Ross
>
>>
>> On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 8:11 PM, Noirin Shirley<noirin@apache.org>  wrote:
>>>
>>> BCC ComDev - please keep discussion on the concom@ list. Committers
>>> are welcome to subscribe.
>>>
>>> We're about a month out now, and we're far from hitting capacity on
>>> the Retreat. I'm confident we'll get more signups, but I don't think
>>> we'll fill the hostel.
>>>
>>> As I've been watching GSoC mails go whizzing past, it occurred to me
>>> that it might be worthwhile as an outreach event, to invite some local
>>> students to come along.
>>>
>>> Say we reserve ten places, I'll get the word out to the local
>>> universities etc, and we invite interested students to apply by
>>> mailing a "personal statement" to [appropriate list]. (I need a better
>>> term for the personal statement - but basically a letter/essay
>>> outlining why they want to come and what they think they'll get out of
>>> it.)
>>>
>>> We review the personal statements, sort out any chaff, and then either
>>> hand out the places (if there are fewer than ten) or pick by raffle
>>> (more than ten good statements - I don't know how we would fairly
>>> "rank" people on something so subjective).
>>>
>>> I'm aiming it at students because I think they're likely to benefit,
>>> hopefully easy to inspire/encourage, and definitely easy to contact
>>> :-) If anyone wants to open it wider, I'm not objecting but also not
>>> volunteering to seek other groups out.
>>>
>>> Just a thought :-)
>>>
>>> Noirin
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> rgardler@apache.org
> @rgardler
>



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