Call for mentors 2010! (rescinded, we're not in GSoC 2010)

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Call for mentors 2010! (rescinded, we're not in GSoC 2010)

Post by sinbad » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:30 pm

The organisation application process for the Google Summer of Code 2010 is going to be starting soon, and therefore this is a good time to start rustling up mentors for this year in the hope that we'll be accepted again.

Being a mentor is very rewarding and is a great way to contribute to the OGRE project in an alternative way; by guiding and assisting students to do some great work with it over the summer holidays instead of getting a far less interesting job somewhere else. ;)

If you're interested in being a mentor, here's what you'll need:
  • A proven track record with Ogre - in practice that means you've been around for probably 2+ years and have been active in the community
  • An interest in passing on your skills to others and helping them to achieve the best they can
  • Time and patience - you'll need a minimum of 5 hours available a week, a little more at crunch times
  • Reliability - you need to be available to your student consistently for the whole summer, and will need to meet review deadlines
In return:
  • You'll have been involved in probably the most remarkable open source internship programme around
  • You'll gain experience in guiding more junior developers
  • You'll make a new friend (probably, assuming you and the student get along which is usually the case)
  • You can legitimately drop the killer line "I'm a mentor" at parties*
  • Mentors receive US$500 at the end of the programme (although if that got your attention, you're not the right person)
*Actual social impact may vary.

Please see the programme timeline and the FAQ for more information.

If you're interested, drop me a line in this thread or at my email sinbad@youknowtoremovethisbynow.ogre3d.org .
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Re: Call for mentors 2010!

Post by tuan kuranes » Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:43 pm

I'm in.
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Re: Call for mentors 2010!

Post by Noman » Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:30 pm

Sign me up!
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Re: Call for mentors 2010! (rescinded, we're not in GSoC 201

Post by sinbad » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:36 pm

Unfortunately we weren't accepted this year, so this thread is no longer applicable.

I'm sad for our potential students and Noman as a new mentor, but maybe there will be other opportunities in future. We had 4 years in a row which was great, maybe it's someone elses turn now - to be fair Google had 4x the number of applications they could accept.
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