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[OpenDaylight TSC] Call for Mentors and Projects for 2020 LF Networking Mentorship Program
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Reminder to everyone - please check the email below and submit your proposals soon. As mentioned below, the deadline is Feb 28th and please try to submit it before that date. However the ODL TSC can reduce our review time of the proposal to allow you a week extension to submit i.e. March 6. So please get in your proposals latest by March 6th which is next Friday.
On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 3:39 PM Casey Cain <ccain@...> wrote:
Today, we’re excited to open the call for mentors and project proposals for the 2020 LF Networking Mentorship Program. This is the first year we're bringing all community intern/mentor projects under the LF Networking umbrella to launch with an integrated program schedule and program operations/management. The Program is intended to provide a formal structure to connect mentors and student developers from around the globe to contribute their enthusiasm, time, and experience toward building sustainable LFN communities.
Why should you consider mentoring for LF Networking Mentorship Program?
- You believe in the value of mentorship in helping new developers to navigate open source development, the culture, the tooling and infrastructure to be a productive member of the community.
- You are passionate about teaching and guiding student developers, many of whom may be first time open-source contributors,
- You are eager to bring in new perspectives, new ideas, and new talent into your community and projects.
- You have a narrowly scoped mentorship project with clear learning objectives/outcomes and a mentee's work and potential contributions could add value to the project or community of which you're an active developer or maintainer.I am interested in mentoring but how do I get started?
What are the elements the LFN Mentorship Program will implement to maximize mentor/mentee collaboration success?
- Please submit a project proposal for consideration by the TSC no later than Friday, February 28th.
- Please reference 2020 program schedule as you plan out your project and commitment.
- Please review the project proposal guidelines before your submit your proposal
- Mentor and mentee onboarding will be conducted at the start of the Program
- Mentor and mentee guide will be available as part of the Linux Foundation CommunityBridge Mentorship initiative
- Project planning that includes deliverables, milestones, and tasks will be completed collaboratively between the mentors and mentees during the first two weeks of the program and posted on the wiki to increase transparency and accountability.
- Mentee presentations will be required to sharpen both presentation skills and to cultivate the ability to provide constructive feedback and critique that’s the norm in the open source community for developing technologies collaboratively and openly.
- Mentee evaluation will be conducted on a regular cadence tied to milestone deliverable schedules to help mentors and LFN staff formalize and respond to progress.While mentors will be on a voluntary basis, the hired mentees will be eligible to receive a stipend. As an added bonus, each mentee who successfully completes the Program will be invited and financially sponsored by LF Networking to attend an event/conference and present their work to the broader community (specific event TBD but will be during Q3 or Q4 of this year or Q1 of the following year).If you have any questions, please contact mentorship@...We look forward to your submission of a mentorship project and thank you in advance for volunteering your time to contribute to the training of the new talent pool in the LF Networking communities.Best,Casey CainTechnical Program Manager / Community ArchitectLinux Foundation_________________IRC - CaseyLFWeChat - okaru6
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