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From Shauna Gordon-McKeon <shaun...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Introduction: students want to learn about Apache
Date Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:23:35 GMT
Thanks, Noirin!

It's worth mentioning that we've recently created a mailing list for people
who want to be notified when we're running events:
http://lists.openhatch.org/mailman/listinfo/mentors

So if you're interested but aren't available on any of the dates above, you
can sign up to be notified of future events.

best,
Shauna


On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 1:15 PM, Jim Jagielski <jim@jagunet.com> wrote:

> Me me me... In fact, I've been lurking on the openhatch
> irc channel for a few months now.
>
> On Apr 9, 2014, at 10:03 AM, Nóirín Plunkett <noirin@apache.org> wrote:
>
> > Community Project,
> >
> > Let me introduce Shauna, from Openhatch.org.
> >
> > She sets up events for college students who are interested in open
> source.
> > Her next batch of kids, at George Mason University (April 19th -
> > http://hackmason.org/openhatch/), is interested in Apache--would anyone
> be
> > available to go and talk with them? Alternatively, would anyone be
> > available to participate remotely/via video call? (I've known Openhatch
> for
> > several years now, and can strongly vouch for their awesome bona fides.)
> >
> > Openhatch also have events coming up in Boston (April 26th and 27th),
> > Chicago (April 26th), Salinas (May 3rd) and elsewhere, where Apache
> people
> > would be very welcome to get involved.
> >
> > There are a few main ways to be involved as a mentor.  For people who are
> > local to an event, they are very welcome to come and mentor throughout
> the
> > day.  This usually means answering questions, sometimes presenting
> > activities, and helping students contribute to projects.  The last part
> of
> > the day involves a period of 1-3 hours where students begin to make
> > contributions to open source projects.  If people feel there are specific
> > projects they know well--particularly projects you're a committer
> for--you
> > can help students contribute to those projects specifically.
> >
> > To be a "project lead" one does not have to be there in person--you can
> do
> > this remotely by being paired with a local mentor.  It's also important
> to
> > note that mentors don't have to be programmers, and contributions are not
> > just code contributions.  Any kind of open source contribution is
> welcome,
> > as are any kind of contributor.  :)
> >
> > Lastly, it's also possible to be part of their "remote career panels".
> > When Openhatch don't have enough people to do an in-person career panel,
> > they get open source professionals from around the country to join in on
> a
> > video call where students ask questions like, "How do people make money
> off
> > of open source?"  "Was it hard to find a job working on free/open source
> > software?" and others.
> >
> > Questions are probably best directed to Shauna herself--I'm just the
> > conduit :-)
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Noirin
>
>

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