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From Filip Maj <>
Subject Re: Mentoring newcomers
Date Fri, 16 Mar 2012 17:09:57 GMT
Brian have we made publicly available any of the webcasts we recorded/gave
as Nitobi over the past two years or so?

On 3/16/12 3:02 AM, "Ross Gardler" <> wrote:

>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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