[openstack-dev] Call for mentors - Outreachy (former OPW)

John Dickinson me at not.mn
Tue Mar 3 18:24:37 UTC 2015

> On Mar 3, 2015, at 3:38 AM, Victoria Martínez de la Cruz <victoria at vmartinezdelacruz.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Next round application deadline for Outreachy is close and and we need mentors willing to help newcomers to get involved with OpenStack and help them start contributing [0][1].
> This would be the 5th time OpenStack joins Outreachy and for now we can say we are having a great outcome for this: we got many new strong contributors, we had several interesting new features and we are helping many women to start their careers in FOSS.
> The mentor task is not very time consuming and its a really good experience. Please, if you are interested, feel free to contact me and I'll give you further details.

I'd like to echo this statement, as one who was a mentor during this last round. It's a good experience that doesn't take a lot of extra time. I was initially worried about the time commitment, but it's ended up being "office hours" a few times a week in IRC (where I am all the time anyway) and email correspondence with the intern. If you are considering being a mentor, I'd encourage it. It's a great learning experience and rewarding for both the mentor and intern.


> Thanks a lot,
> [0] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/OutreachProgramForWomen
> [1] https://www.gnome.org/outreachy
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