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

John Melton jtmelton at gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 14:43:12 UTC 2016


Great - thank you Giri.

On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 9:58 AM, Girivaraprasad Nambari <
girinambari at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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