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From jonathon <toki.kant...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Climate Model Diagnostic Analyzer
Date Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:24:26 GMT
On 06/04/15 17:05, James Carman wrote:
> I would love to help out.  I don't know much about the problem domain,
> but I am a "sciency" kind of guy.

Mentors don't need to know the problem domain.

The most important quality of a mentor is outstanding communication skills.

The second most important quality is knowing when to be diplomatic, and
when not to be diplomatic.

The third most important qualities are:
* How to anticipate potential issues;
* How to solve problems;
* How to resolve points of difference;
* How to guide a group into following _The Apache Way_;
* Teaching the project how to solve problems;

The legacy of a good mentor, is a project that anticipates potential
issues, and solves them, without ever realizing that they have done so.

jonathon


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