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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Mentoring newcomers
Date Fri, 16 Mar 2012 10:02:40 GMT
On 7 March 2012 19:32, Brian LeRoux <> wrote:
> Hey Ross, sorry for the delayed response! Been meaning to answer this.
> The short answer is we try to be available as possible in every place
> possible. We're all over twitter, irc, stackoverflow, the various
> mailing lists and confs. When at Nitobi we did regular webcasts and
> in-person training (monthly). Thats dropped off of late. Formalizing
> our in person training would be good.

As a start I'd be very interested in exploring the webcast idea. If
there is sufficient momentum from Cordova devs to make this happen
then I'd like to see what we can do as a trial. Is there any
information about the kinds of webcasts you ran and which worked well?


> On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 1:49 AM, Ross Gardler
> <> wrote:
>> I was recently at an event in Sri Lanka. At this event I discussed
>> Cordova with a number of employees from a large IT services company
>> called Virtusa (predominantly India based but with offices in a number
>> of countries). They currently use PhoneGap and were very excited to
>> hear that it was coming to Apache as Cordova.
>> The main problem they had was upskilling their developers. It sounded
>> like there was the potential for widespread use of the Callback code
>> within Virtusa but that training was an issue. Obviously not all their
>> developers would be coming to this community but it was felt that a
>> number might be interested in getting involved and addressing the
>> problems their teams come up against. We therefore discussed ways of
>> kickstarting their involvement.
>> Naturally I discussed some of my own ideas with them, but before we
>> discuss those I wonder if the community ever did this kind of work in
>> the past before coming to the ASF? Do you have any models that have
>> worked well for you in the past?
>> Ross
>> --
>> Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
>> Programme Leader (Open Development)
>> OpenDirective

Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
Programme Leader (Open Development)

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