[Openstack] Call for mentors Outreachy Dec-March 2016

Victoria Martínez de la Cruz victoria at vmartinezdelacruz.com
Fri Sep 18 17:51:19 UTC 2015

2015-09-15 16:59 GMT-03:00 Victoria Martínez de la Cruz <
victoria at vmartinezdelacruz.com>:

> Hi everyone,
> OpenStack will join next round of the Outreachy internships and we need
> you help: we are looking for full-time contributors willing to share some
> of their time, knowledge and experience to make our open-source
> organization more diverse and have the opportunity to meet new talents.
> *What is Outreachy*
> Outreachy helps people from groups underrepresented in free and open
> source software get involved.
> https://www.gnome.org/outreachy/.
> OpenStack has been participating in this internships since Jan-Apr 2013,
> and we have had really good results: we got more full-time contributors, we
> got lots of good quality contributions, interns had the opportunity to give
> a great step in their professional careers and also it has been an
> enriching experience for everyone involved with the internship. More
> information about OpenStack participation in Outreachy can be find in
> https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Outreachy.
> *Applications open next September 22nd, and the deadline for applications
> is October 27th. *https://wiki.gnome.org/Outreachy/2015/DecemberMarch
> *TLDR*
> Contributors interested on mentoring in Outreachy, please feel free to ask
> any question and ask for further directions here or in #openstack-opw in
> Freenode.
> Try to find and propose a task for the next couple of months for your
> mentee. The task should be able to be finished on three months. Add this
> idea in this wiki https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Internship_ideas.
> Please join #openstack-opw as well, to welcome applicants and help them
> with their setups.
> Another way to get in touch is through the internships mailing list,
> http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-internships.
> *Mentors*
> *Time requirements*
> Being a mentor shouldn't take a lot of time from your working week.
> Mentors from previous rounds organized differently: you can schedule a
> weekly meeting to catch up with your mentee latest work, questions and next
> steps; some other prefer having a daily short meeting; you choose how to
> organize your agenda.
> Consider that different mentees will need different guidance, but we aim
> to work with proactive and independent people. This qualities are defined
> during the application process, so make sure to participate actively in
> this so you make sure you get a mentee you can work with.
> *Tasks*
> Mentors are supposed to act as a channel for mentees with the rest of the
> community. You should be able to help them understand the community
> workflow (tools, milestones), introduce them to the team you are working
> with (so they also have other people to learn from), help them to gain
> confidence and participate of the weekly meetings.
> You are not supposed to teach them the basics (say, we cannot have people
> that cannot program in Python), but you should be able to point them in the
> right direction with the tools we use in the community and they should be
> able to learn at their own pace.
> *Mentees*
> *Time requirements*
> It is a full-time internship, so mentees are expected to work 40 hours per
> week in the assigned project.
> *Tasks*
> Mentees are supposed to devote their time on learning about the community,
> getting familiar with the tools used to contribute to OpenStack,
> understanding the basics of the code base of the project they are working
> on and finishing the assigned task before the internship ends. They are
> also encouraged to help with bug triaging, bug fixing and code reviewing.
> All this should be shared in a personal blog mentees have to set up when
> they start with their internships.
> Thanks all,
> Victoria


Please, this is a community effort.

Internships won't happen if we don't have enough mentors.


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