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From Ed Cable <edca...@mifos.org>
Subject Re: Brief Update from Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit
Date Wed, 25 Oct 2017 18:02:53 GMT
As promised,

Here's my blog post on the Mentor Summit:

http://mifos.org/blog/2017-gsoc-mentor-summit/

Ed

On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 5:52 PM, Isaac Kamga <isaac.kamga@mifos.org> wrote:

> Hi Ed,
>
> Good to know you liked the GSoC Mentors Summit.
>
> Once more, thanks for sharing this update.
>
> We look forward to reading your blog post.
>
> At Your Service,
> Isaac Kamga.
>
> On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 9:11 PM, Ed Cable <edcable@mifos.org> wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Just wanted to briefly mention that the Mifos Initiative had five of our
>> mentors in attendance at this past weekend's Google Summer of Code Mentor
>> Summit in Mountain View.
>>
>> For myself and Avik it was our first time attending and for Ishan,
>> Pranjal, and Gaurav they had attended before.
>>
>> I will share a blog post later on with more thoughts and reflections but
>> it was very worthwhile event that I hope more of our mentors can attend in
>> the future - it was nice to be together and share ideas with so many
>> passionate open source people.
>>
>> The unconference format lent itself to many valuable sessions. I led one
>> session titled "Sticking Around: Attracting and Retaining Long-Term
>> Contributors".  You can find notes on that here: https://goo.gl/yofrLr
>>
>> I also attended sessions on Kubernetes led by Google staff, Failing More
>> Students, GCI Discussion, GSOC selection process, and GitHub workflow
>> improvements. The GitHub session opened my eyes to some valuable bots and
>> tools we could use to better automate our processes.
>>
>> I wanted to thank Avik especially for attending many sessions to expand
>> his knowledge and for spending several hours in deep brainstorming sessions
>> with me about our software and the community.
>>
>> There were also two sessions worth of lightning talks (2-3 min) spanning
>> 3 hours covering 50 projects. These were especially impressive to see the
>> scale, scope, diversity, and complexity of the GSOC projects students are
>> working on. I gave a lightning talk on Dilpreet's Mobile Banking App
>> project (slides at https://goo.gl/WSbE37) and Pranjal gave one on
>> Gopala's web app enhancements (slides at https://goo.gl/PN6nyZ)
>>
>> --
>> *Ed Cable*
>> President/CEO, Mifos Initiative
>> edcable@mifos.org | Skype: edcable | Mobile: +1.484.477.8649
>> <(484)%20477-8649>
>>
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>>
>>
>


-- 
*Ed Cable*
President/CEO, Mifos Initiative
edcable@mifos.org | Skype: edcable | Mobile: +1.484.477.8649

*Collectively Creating a World of 3 Billion Maries | *http://mifos.org
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