[Adium-devl] SoC Mentors
timber at lava.net
Sat Mar 10 12:04:04 UTC 2007
On Mar 6, 2007, at 4:58 PM, Peter Hosey wrote:
> On Mar 06, 2007, at 15:02:21, Chris Forsythe wrote:
>> To be clear, what involvement level are mentors going to need to
>> put in this year?
> Expect to be proactive. You'll only know how well your student is
> doing if you keep a constant watch on his commits and his amount of
> *DO NOT* put it off until the end of the summer—it's a lot of work
> to go through his commits all at once, and you may need to give
> feedback to your student (CodingStyle corrections, bugs, other
> errors). Dropping an entire summer's worth of feedback on your
> student over the course of a few contiguous hours is Not Nice. Do
> all your feedback continuously over the course of the summer, and
> you and the student and the code will all be much happier.
We should also require a student to be checking in their code. We
should also NOT be afraid to fail people if they aren't performing
midway through. We should come up with some clear criteria in this
area, and I'd suggest mentioning this new plan to Google in our
application -- our success rate last year was not that good.
Does anyone think that having an interview session on IRC with
potential candidates would be a good idea?
I am in for being a mentor, btw.
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