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From Matt Sicker <>
Subject Re: Mentor capactity of the incubator
Date Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:30:56 GMT
I'm interested in being a mentor at some point, though I'd prefer to help
with a project in a domain I'm experienced with.

On Sun, 16 Sep 2018 at 10:26, Willem Jiang <> wrote:

> Hi
> From my podling experience,  it's really hard for a new podling
> project to find a mentor by himself, so sometime new podling project
> just ask help in the mailing list.
> The warm hearted mentors who response the mail will be put put into
> the podling proposal, and we never ask them about if they have time to
> perform the duty of mentor.
> Maybe we can setup a reminder email once the mentor is adding to the
> podling project to let him know about the role, duties, and how much
> time he need to put into the Podling project. In this way, we may
> reduce the inactive mentor situations in the future.
> But how much time do we need to spend for mentoring the project. From
> my experience, there are some work for the project initial setup and
> release mentoring, but other time,the mentor just need to keep an eye
> on the project and response the question from Podling projects.  But
> it could be different from project to project, so please add your
> comments here.
> BTW, it's hard for the podling project to ask for release checking as
> there are only few IPMC members vote the release kit. If we talk about
> the Mentor capacity, IMO we need to take this issue into
> consideration.
> Willem Jiang
> Twitter: willemjiang
> Weibo: 姜宁willem
> On Sun, Sep 16, 2018 at 3:18 PM Justin Mclean <>
> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > We have a large number of IPMC members (280+). I wondering if any IPMC
> members could indicate if they have any capacity/free cycles and a
> willingness for mentoring projects. It looks like we are going to have a
> number of inactive mentors step down in the near future and we may end up
> with some podlings only having one or two mentors. Three mentors seems to
> the the number that works best.
> >
> > Of course I understand it may have to be the right sort of project, but
> I’m just trying the gauge the current mentor capacity of the incubator, so
> if you think you could be a mentor if the right project came along then
> please indicate it here.
> >
> > For IPMC members who are unable to be a mentor I’m curious to know what
> the reasons are, I’m sure that “not having the time" is probably the number
> one reason, but are is there any thing else stopping member (in particular
> first time ones) from coming forward and volunteering?
> >
> > The mentor capacity we have may in the future have an impact on if and
> how often we accept new podlings. I'd hate to turn away podlings, but if we
> can’t effectively mentor them I’m not sure what else we can do. anyone have
> any ideas?
> >
> > For myself currently I could only realistically mentor one more project.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Justin
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