Talk:Outreach programs/Possible mentors

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GSoC Mentor Summit[edit]

The Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit is approaching!

  • When: 19-20 October, 2013
  • Where: Google Headquarters, Mountain View, California

If you are interested in attending sign up below. We have only 2 slots, and perhaps a 3rd if we get accepted in the waiting list (Quim happens to live in Mountain View). It will be easier to decide if you help explaining your reasons for attending.

  • Your name here.
  • I've been told it is definitely worth attending but haven't been able to attend in previous years. --Nikerabbit (talk) 06:25, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
  • My reason to go there would be to find partner organizations and proposals for joint ventures in next editions. --Micru (talk) 22:51, 19 June 2013 (UTC)
  • It would be useful to learn more about the other open source (and GSOC) projects and meet people. Also maybe squeeze in a visit to the WMF office, which I've not been to for a few years now, and be able to chat in person with tech staff about Wikidata stuff. I am primary mentor of one student and second mentor of another. Aude (talk) 16:41, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
  • I am generally interested, because from the description, the event sounds genuinely useful. It can be a bit unusual for me with the schedule, though - I'll probably work in SF for some time in early to mid-September. October 20 is a bit far from that, but maybe I could stay a bit longer? Just thinking out loud. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 21:57, 24 June 2013 (UTC)
  • I'm interested but being only a co-mentor, I wouldn't want to take one of the guaranteed spots. I would look forward to representing a math&science related project, connecting with the few scientific projects for long term collaboration. Pkra (talk) 16:00, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

We still don't have a criteria to make the selection. Ideas welcome. Here is one: getting your student completing the community bonding period on time is a good sign.  :)

After a discussion with all parties we have agreed that Aude and Micru will take the two slots. I'm in the waiting list, hoping to get an extra slot.--Qgil (talk) 18:16, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

Indian English[edit]

It would perhaps be useful to link wikt:Category:Regional English or more specifically wikt:Category:Indian English. We have many applicants from India and their English can sometimes sound even hostile if one doesn't carefully assume that any weirdness is due to the regional English. Some common astonishments are "doubt" for "question", "kindly" for "please", "Sir" and "Madam" everywhere, "on/for the same". --Nemo 11:08, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Delegates for Google Summer of Code Reunion[edit]

Google Summer of Code Reunion (announcement)

  • When: 23-26 October, 2014
  • Where: San Jose Marriott and Hilton San Jose, CA, USA

Google covers travel and accommodation for two delegates of each organization involved in Google Summer of Code 2014. If you are interested, please list yourself and specify your reasons to go before the end of June. You must be an active mentor, your project needs to be progressing well, and you must have submitted your mid-term evaluation. You must also be available full time during the entire event. If we have more than two candidates, Quim Gil, Andre Klapper, and Rachel Farrand will do their best making a reasonable choice.--Qgil (talk) 21:28, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

  • I would like to be considered to go to the Google Summer of Code Reunion. I attended the mentor summit 5 years ago, in 2009, and it was one of my most cherished open source related gatherings I've been at - so many different projects represented by so many eloquent delegates, herded by the excellent Leslie Hawthorn. With my current knowledge, expertise and 10 years of contributing to open source projects, I think I can both learn as well as contribute to the summit in the areas of MediaWiki, Wikimedia, i18n, L10n and open source mentorship. I definitely plan to try and get some more projects in translatewiki.net while there. siebrand (talk) 09:25, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Well since no one else has signed up...I too would like to attend the GSoC Reunion. This is my first year mentoring, and I've really enjoyed the experience working with two students. I've been participating in open source projects since around 2008 when I started working with Pywikibot (barely), and became active in MediaWiki development in early 2013. I'm interested in learning from other FOSS projects about their experiences and sharing mine about working with MediaWiki, Pywikibot, wikis, and anything else. Legoktm (talk) 17:27, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
  • (I have applied on behalf of Debian, but it looks slot is already full there!) I will be happy to attend my first GSoC mentor summit and learning from other fellow mentors and their experience. I'm active in Debian GSoC project too, so there is good chance to meet Debian people there and other OpenSource project I'm involved. --KartikMistry (talk) 03:49, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
Hi, after looking at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk:Mentorship_programs/Possible_mentors the list of possible mentors attending the GSoC Reunion, we have decided:
  • Mentor 1 will be siebrand. He has been helping in outreach programs for a long time and in different ways. He was also the only one submitting his request on time.
  • Mentor 2 will be KartikMistry, since he is mentor of two different orgs this year, and (afaik) he has been a mentor in previous editions.
Also, Google will pay their flights from far far away. Legoktm, I hope you understand and share the reasoning. Your request for this year has been recorded and it will help you being select next year, if you apply as well.--Qgil (talk) 10:34, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Am I on the wrong page?[edit]

I started reading this page assuming it would help me understand in a nutshell who could be a mentor (requirements, expected time commitments, etc.). Providing links to a dozen different pages is a very... Wikimedian thing, but clicking/reading all of those isn't just going to happen in my case. --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 18:26, 26 October 2015 (UTC)