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From Upayavira ...@odoko.co.uk>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Jr. Mentor role
Date Thu, 11 Oct 2012 08:32:18 GMT
There's that, and also the fact that no two mentors have the same level
of experience anyway, so what you describe is possible within the
current structures, just isn't formalised.

I guess I would encourage you to do as Luciano suggests, and to chat to
mentors on a project that you might help with. It is not uncommon for
mentors to feel stretched, and thus might appreciate some help with
their mentoring duties.

Upayavira

On Thu, Oct 11, 2012, at 06:19 AM, Luciano Resende wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 6:06 PM, Roman Shaposhnik <rvs@apache.org> wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > ever since Bigtop has incubated I've been thinking
> > about the experience that I've had and that it would
> > be very nice if I could help the new projects at least
> > 1/10th the amount of help I received from some of the
> > mentors.
> >
> > Also, seeing a steady stream of graduating projects
> > I would imagine that some of the newly appointed
> > VPs might also want to help (especially while the
> > experience of going through the Incubator is still
> > fresh :-)).
> >
> > Now, as it stands it seems like there are two issues
> > that would prevent somebody like me to actually
> > help the existing pool of mentors shoulder the
> > responsibility of shepherding the new podlings:
> >    #1 formal mentors are required to be IMPC
> >    #2 the good mentoring skills need to be honed
> >         over time and can't be assumed
> >
> > So here's what I'm wondering: is there a place for
> > a Jr. Mentor type of a role within the Incubator?
> > Basically somebody who can help more Sr. mentors
> > with more mundane tasks, but still deffer to their
> > judgement in certain cases.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Roman.
> >
> 
> While official mentors are responsible to help the podling and also
> report back to IPMC when there are issues, anyone can join a community
> (podling or TLP) and help the community on "The Apache Way" and with
> time, you would be recognized by your peers and start building Karma
> towards different levels at Apache and the projects.
> 
> 
> -- 
> Luciano Resende
> http://people.apache.org/~lresende
> http://twitter.com/lresende1975
> http://lresende.blogspot.com/
> 
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