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From Katherine Marsden <kmarsdende...@sbcglobal.net>
Subject Fwd: ASF student collaboration program
Date Wed, 27 Sep 2017 14:05:15 GMT
FYI, Edgent community. I saw this on the community development list. I wanted to make you aware
of this initiative. It might be a good opportunity to expand the community.

It looks like much less commitment than GSOC, sort of mentor the mentor.



Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Antón R. Yuste" <anton@galiglobal.com>
> Date: September 21, 2017 at 9:07:46 AM CDT
> To: dev@community.apache.org
> Subject: ASF student collaboration program
> Reply-To: dev@community.apache.org
> 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
> 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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