[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] Google Code-in 2019
favourkelvin17 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 12 00:29:10 EDT 2019
Awesome looking forward to this, I would love to be a mentor this year
On Fri, Oct 11, 2019, 11:56 PM James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:
> Nice to have so many people wanting to be involved in mentoring, but
> you must be involved in Sugar Labs.
> Please use and test Music Blocks, Sugarizer, and Sugar.
> Please post about your tests; what worked well, what didn't work, and
> if you can use GitHub create issues.
> Where you have selected mentoring for coding, write some more code.
> Where you have selected mentoring for design, get involved in user
> experience research or user interface design and interaction.
> Where you have chosen mentoring for documentation, write some more
> You can't teach what you don't do.
> Google says this in
> "You should already be a participant in the organization/open source
> project that you wish to be a mentor for."
> After past experiences I'm not interested in mentors who don't know
> what Sugar Labs software does or how it can be used. Such mentors are
> disruptive. They say things that are wrong. They make technical
> decisions in ignorance. In short, they misrepresent our community of
> designers, developers, and documenters.
> Mentors who don't even have time to try out our software can avoid
> this dissonance by;
> - passing on to others questions that are outside their knowledge,
> - asking public questions on behalf of a student,
> - when time is of the essence, approve a task and leave the details of
> how it is tidied up to the people who know best,
> When a student asks you a question in private you don't know the
> answer to, don't make something up yourself. Get them involved in
> community and communicating in the open;
> Google says this in
> "Mentor Responsibilities ... to your Students ... Help and/or teach
> the student how to ... be a part of your community ... communicate
> more effectively and in the open".
> Hope that helps!
> James Cameron
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> Sugar-devel at lists.sugarlabs.org
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