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Yehonathan Sharvit14:02:55

I’d like to have a better understanding of what it takes to be a mentor for a clojure Gsoc project...

Yehonathan Sharvit14:02:50

I read this on the website

Yehonathan Sharvit14:02:53

> Mentors are people from the community who volunteer to work with a student. Mentors provide guidance such as pointers to useful documentation, code reviews, etc. In addition to providing students with feedback and pointers, a mentor acts as an ambassador to help student contributors integrate into their project’s community.

Yehonathan Sharvit14:02:21

Any experienced clojure dev could be a mentor or should it be backed by a company?


The idea is primarily to be someone who can monitor the student’s progress and help provide feedback on their project. With a great student, that might mean reviewing code and chatting with them about once a week or so.


Yes, any developer can be a mentor.

Yehonathan Sharvit14:02:11

Oh Nice. So I’d me happy to be a mentor

Yehonathan Sharvit14:02:15

Where should I apply?


The main tasks that you will absolutely need to do are grade the student at midterm and final, which is relatively short survey.


Well, you just did. 🙂

Yehonathan Sharvit14:02:11

Could I suggest project idea? Or the student will come up with his/her own ideas?


What would be really helpful is that if you have ideas on a project you might be interested in helping out on, to add them to our project ideas page.

Yehonathan Sharvit14:02:37

It seems we both wrote the question and the answer at the same time 🙂


We certainly can use some project ideas, but ultimately it is up to a student to decide what to work on and start working with a mentor.

Yehonathan Sharvit14:02:31

Would it be acceptable to ask for contribution to an open source project I maintain? e.g. klipse?


Absolutely. That’s exactly the sort of thing we are looking for.


No problem, thank you very much for helpingout.