[Owasp-appsensor-project] mentoring for appsensor - GSoC

Girivaraprasad Nambari girinambari at gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 13:58:34 UTC 2016


Thanks for the quick reply John! If my profile fits, I would be happy to
mentor one student.

Have a great day!

Thank you,
Giri

On Sun, Apr 3, 2016 at 11:24 PM, John Melton <jtmelton at gmail.com> wrote:

> Giri,
>
> Thanks for the questions - responses inline.
>
> Thanks,
> John
>
> On Sun, Apr 3, 2016 at 11:15 PM, Girivaraprasad Nambari <
> girinambari at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi John,
>>
>> I got few questions, could you please clarify?
>>
>> 1) What sort of mentoring? I mean code walk through (or) application
>> feature mentoring (or) specific to what student working-on?
>>
>
> For mentors, coding ability would be good, yes. Familiarity with the
> appsensor codebase is not necessary. The mentoring will be helping the
> student work through issues mainly. It's usually helping them work through
> roadblocks, and that is a similar process no matter what the project is.
>
>
>> 2) Criteria for mentor selection?
>>
>
> I think the main criteria are 1) have the time and a willingness to help,
> and 2) capable developer (java would be best)
>
>
>> 3) What sort of expectations mentor should have (apart from time per
>> week)?
>>
>
> The main requirements I generally recommend are:
> - 2 meetings per week (30 minutes each) to keep the student on track
> - respond to emails within 24 hours
> - help perform the midterm and final review
> - help research a little when needed
>
>
>
>>
>> Thank you,
>> Giri
>>
>> On Sun, Apr 3, 2016 at 12:06 AM, John Melton <jtmelton at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> All,
>>>
>>> OWASP is participating in GSoC again this year, which is great news! We
>>> (appsensor) have submitted to be a part of the program, but that means *we
>>> need mentors*. I'm not sure yet whether or not we will be selected, but
>>> I wanted to get an idea of who would be willing to help me mentor students
>>> on these projects.
>>>
>>> In general, the time commitment is around a couple of hours per week for
>>> the summer (~12 weeks). It's pretty flexible on availability. I generally
>>> try to respond to emails within 24 hours and do skype/hangouts for more
>>> immediate questions. With proper planning and good students, this works
>>> pretty well.
>>>
>>> If you think you could contribute in this way, please let me know. The
>>> number of mentors we get will determine the number of projects we can take
>>> on.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> John
>>>
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>>
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