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From "Mattmann, Chris A (3980)" <>
Subject Re: Introduction: students want to learn about Apache
Date Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:43:04 GMT
Count me in for remote help too. I'm really big on bringing students
to Apache (through my USC courses for years and elsewhere).

Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Chief Architect
Instrument Software and Science Data Systems Section (398)
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 168-519, Mailstop: 168-5th floor
Adjunct Associate Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

-----Original Message-----
From: Suresh Marru <>
Reply-To: "" <>
Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 9:32 AM
To: "" <>
Cc: Shauna GM <>
Subject: Re: Introduction: students want to learn about Apache

>Hi Noirin & Shauna,
>Just a comment. I gave a brief talk on the career panel at the open hatch
>event in Indiana University, Bloomington and the whole event was indeed
>fascinating. I will not be able to help with any of these upcoming events
>in person, but will be happy to help as needed remotely.
>On Apr 9, 2014, at 10:03 AM, Nóirín Plunkett <> wrote:
>> Community Project,
>> Let me introduce Shauna, from
>> She sets up events for college students who are interested in open
>> Her next batch of kids, at George Mason University (April 19th -
>>, is interested in Apache--would anyone
>> available to go and talk with them? Alternatively, would anyone be
>> available to participate remotely/via video call? (I've known Openhatch
>> 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
>> would be very welcome to get involved.
>> There are a few main ways to be involved as a mentor.  For people who
>> local to an event, they are very welcome to come and mentor throughout
>> day.  This usually means answering questions, sometimes presenting
>> activities, and helping students contribute to projects.  The last part
>> the day involves a period of 1-3 hours where students begin to make
>> contributions to open source projects.  If people feel there are
>> projects they know well--particularly projects you're a committer
>> can help students contribute to those projects specifically.
>> To be a "project lead" one does not have to be there in person--you can
>> this remotely by being paired with a local mentor.  It's also important
>> note that mentors don't have to be programmers, and contributions are
>> just code contributions.  Any kind of open source contribution is
>> 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
>> 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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