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

John Melton jtmelton at gmail.com
Tue Apr 5 17:21:10 UTC 2016


All,

Just want to make sure that I'm clear that we can only accept projects
where we have at least 2 mentors. As of now, we can only accept 1 project
(thanks to Giri's generous offer to help). If you're willing to help out,
please let me know.

Thanks,
John

On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 10:43 AM, John Melton <jtmelton at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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