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From Alexei Fedotov <alexei.fedo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [general] Open Source Jumpstart London 2010
Date Wed, 21 Apr 2010 06:07:00 GMT
I see IBM, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank participated in the event.
Do you know any reference explaining more about event organization,
e.g. who may sponsor event like this in Moscow?

With best regards / с наилучшими пожеланиями,
Alexei Fedotov / Алексей Федотов,
http://dataved.ru/ http://klsh.ru/

On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 10:35 PM, Mark Hindess
<mark.hindess@googlemail.com> wrote:
> Catherine Hope and I represented Apache Harmony at the above event on
> Saturday.  The event was intended as a hands-on introduction to open
> source for graduates.  There are some details at:
>  http://www.graduatedevelopmentcommunity.co.uk/
> and some comments by Ross Gardler (Apache VC for Community Development)
> at:
>  http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/community-dev/201004.mbox/%3C4BCCBB5B.6000303@apache.org%3E
> I had a very enjoyable (and exhausting) day working with some of the
> students on Apache Harmony.  It is very difficult to make meaningful
> progress in a single day (especially when you have such a large project
> to work on) but the students did very well and we had three patches
> contributed via JIRA by the end of the day[0].
> I've heard mixed reactions about the day.  To me, it was not about
> getting new committers for my project[1], but about getting the students
> to understand a little about the typical processes and overcoming the
> initial reluctance to make a contribution in public.  The idea being
> that students might then feel happy to contribute to an open source
> project for fun and more importantly to have something to put on their
> CVs to distinguish themselves from others when looking for work.  I
> think on that basis the day was a big success.  The feedback from
> students has been very positive too.
> We will almost certainly try to run a similar event again.
> Regards,
>  Mark.
> [0] I've still got some paperwork to sort out for these contributions.
> [1] Of course, I'd be very pleased if they did continue to make
>    contributions as they are certainly capable of doing so and there
>    are plenty more bugs left to find.

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