[wp-hackers] Google Summer of Code 2008
Brian at thecodecave.com
Fri Feb 29 13:10:27 GMT 2008
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[mailto:wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.com] On Behalf Of Lloyd Budd
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 11:52 AM
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Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Google Summer of Code 2008
On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 2:07 AM, Peter Westwood
<peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk> wrote:
>> ~From my experience last year I think we would do better to have a set
>> front line mentors with a student each and then a number of backup
>> mentors for the students to refer to when the primary mentor is
>A backup mentor is a great idea, or if two mentors are passionate
>about the same project then co-owning a project would seem like a
>great approach as well.
I would agree. It helps to have conversation to ensure things are going
>> We also need to centralise the reporting and feedback a bit more
>I don't think that was a problem, the problem if there was one, was
>mentors not following up on missed reports or other commitments.
I do think that a report should be submitted by the mentors every two weeks.
Just as it helps the students to report progress, it will help the mentors.
> I am will to Mentor again this year - I would prefer to be a backup
> mentor this year though as I will be out of touch for part of the active
> program period and around the time of the mid-term evaluation
With a backup system there I agree the participation will be more rewarding
for all involved and will probably increase the number of volunteers. It
makes me more excited about the program.
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