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From "Mattmann, Chris A (3980)" <chris.a.mattm...@jpl.nasa.gov>
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).


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Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
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Instrument Software and Science Data Systems Section (398)
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
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Email: chris.a.mattmann@nasa.gov
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-----Original Message-----
From: Suresh Marru <smarru@apache.org>
Reply-To: "dev@community.apache.org" <dev@community.apache.org>
Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 9:32 AM
To: "dev@community.apache.org" <dev@community.apache.org>
Cc: Shauna GM <shaunagm@gmail.com>
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.
>
>Suresh
>
>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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