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Grok in the Google Summer of Code: mentor hunt!

Grok needs mentors for the Summer of Code!

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 Grok developer and you want to mentor a student this summer, please add yourself to the list here:

http://wiki.zope.org/gsoc/SummerOfCode2008

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. I was very happy to see our two Grok students (Uli and Luciano) so active in our community: they are great additions to our project. 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 (Martijn Faassen) knows what's up and can solve any potential problems.

Everybody (including mentors, students and others):

  • suggest projects, also on the same wiki page
  • suggest 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.

Students:

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