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From Antón R. Yuste <an...@galiglobal.com>
Subject ASF student collaboration program
Date Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:07:46 GMT
Hi all,

We (the VigoJUG) are running a collaboration program (pro bono work) 
with the University of Vigo (Spain) to introduce students to Open Source 
projects as part of the end of their studies. It's the equivalent to two 
full signatures. The idea is to do a proof of concept with two students 
this year and open it to more of them in the following courses if it's a 
success.

We would like to choose some of the ASF projects and we know the ASF has 
been involved in a few student programs, mostly Google
Summer of Code but also a few others directly with universities. So we 
would like to know more about it if it makes sense in our case.

In our opinion the program is a win-win for everyone:

  * Students from UVigo: evangelize open-source and get real experience.
  * Senior Engineers from VigoJUG: get familiar with interesting
    projects + help new engineers in our area.
  * Teachers from UVigo: they have interest in many projects of the ASF
    but they are a bit lost, this is a great opportunity for them to
    know more and look for new opportunities of collaboration.
  * ASF: some fresh blood to some projects :-)

We would need from the ASF:

  * Some projects to work with. Issues related to automate performance
    tests or profiling would be great because they have little impact in
    the project and we have some experience on that and running some
    workshops on that.
  * Some initial mentorship. It should be little work, most of the
    mentoring should be done by the senior engineers of the VigoJUG but
    some initial guidance would be very helpful.

I'm not familiar with this list (yet) so I hope this email is fine here :-)

Best regards,

Antón


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