During our Spring of Code meetings, we're often asked this question: "How do I get an experienced developer to be a mentor on my open source project?"
I would love if one of the LJC members could share his/her thoughts on that subject and come give a short presentation to our next meeting: 9th July 6.30pm at C4CC
(event to be promoted soon on LJC)
What would you get from this?
- your presentation available as podcast or screencast
- the warm fuzzy feeling inside to be useful to the community by sharing your knowledge with fellow coders!
- free beers
Here are a few suggestions about what could include this presentation:
Even if you've never mentored anybody before, what would you make take a look at a project's specs and give a young (or less experienced) coder some
friendly advice? What kind of description or demo would be more convincing? Would you need to have access to an implementation plan or would a good pitch be enough?
What kind of questions the project owner should expect at a 1st meeting with a potential mentor?
The presentation's format:
- 10-15 mins
- video projector-laptop available
Many thanks for your proposals!