[Zope-Annce] Looking for Google Summer of Code mentors!

Martijn Faassen faassen at startifact.com
Mon Mar 3 11:43:55 EST 2008

Hi there,

We are quickly approaching the Google of Summer of code again. The
Zope Foundation's application needs to be in soon.

In order to do a good application, we need to have a good selection of
mentors. So, if you're a Zope developer and you want to mentor a
student this summer, please add yourself to the list here:


Don't wait: the Zope Foundation's application needs to be in *very*
soon (by the 11th of march). The more mentors we have the better a
chance we stand in getting projects accepted.

Being a mentor isn't difficult and it can be very rewarding. All four
of the students involved in the summer of code (Paul Carduner who
worked on ajax for z3c.form, Nikhil N who worked on Zope 3 python 2.5
support, Uli Fouquet who worked on Grok's introspection UI and Luciano
Ramalho who worked on a Grok-based application) are still active in
our community, which we consider a great success!

Being mentor is a privilege, and also a responsibility. We do expect
mentors to stay in regular touch with their students. This means email
and normal involvement on project mailing lists, but also in addition
to this a weekly hour or so on irc and/or voice. We also have a few
simple reporting requirements so that your mentor coordinator (yours
truly) knows what's up and can solve any potential problems.

Sign up and become a mentor!

Everybody else (including mentors, students and others):

* suggest projects, also on the same wiki page

* suggest other mentors. Tell people who you *want* to be mentors to
sign up. Everybody likes to be told they can be mentors, so tell them
in public and get them to sign up.


* Mark the sign-up period on your calendar: it starts march 24. If we
get accepted, then is the time to sign up.



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