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Re: [opensuse-boosters] Fwd: Re: openSuSE summer-of-code analog
  • From: Will Stephenson <wstephenson@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 20:38:50 +0200
  • Message-id: <201008182038.50833.wstephenson@xxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 18 August 2010 19:04:40 Jos Poortvliet wrote:
See below.So this dude (and maybe others) are looking for junior jobs. And
I've heard from some prusnak dude here in the office that you're working
on that. What can I do to get this guy a mentor?

Well, I can mentor him, but the trip to Toronto might be difficult unless the
organisation are funding it. I am not sure if we have any Canadians in
resident in Canada in the openSUSE-KDE community. I have a laundry list of
openSUSE-KDE related coding tasks that he could work on though.



BTW I already attemped to contact the organisation, sorry for
being so pro-active :D

Check their site out, we can be the 'creme de la creme' there, as there is
little competition.

---------- Forwarded Message ----------

Subject: Re: openSuSE summer-of-code analog
Date: Tuesday 17 August 2010, 20:39:31
From: Edward Bassett <edward.bassett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Jos Poortvliet <jospoortvliet@xxxxxxxxx>

HI, Jos.
Thanks for the quick reply.

I didn't actually have anything concrete in mind, unfortunately.
I actually only just thought of asking you guys about this and figured
I'd better act quickly and think afterwards. ;)
Details are available here: - including info about what the
Project would be committing itself too.
There's a link there too to what's been done in the past, to give you
an idea of scope.

Does anything spring to your mind as being something that would
benefit from some undergrad love?
Where is the best place for me to go looking for outstanding work?

I wouldn't mind something KDE-related.

Note that classes start in 3 weeks, so I really haven't left you much
time. (Sorry!)
There's a possibility that I could do this in the term beginning in
January instead. That would give you more time to get organized. But I
have a guaranteed slot in the program right now, and I'm not sure that
I want to risk that just for the *possibility* of doing it next term.

As to me, I'm far from a whiz at programming, but I'm no slouch
either. I get good marks, but don't have a lot of experience.


On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 10:59 AM, Jos Poortvliet

<jospoortvliet@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Tuesday 17 August 2010 18:25:54 Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier wrote:
Forwarding you to Jos.

On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 11:24 AM, Edward Bassett

<edward.bassett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi, Zonker.

I know this isn't your job anymore, and I apologize for spamming you,

but I'm hoping that you can point me to the correct contact.

I'm an undergrad, and my university (University of Alberta) is

participating in an open-source-development-for-credit program

( - think of it as something like Google Summer of Code.

I wouldn't mind doing something with openSuSE under this program.

The project would have to provide a mentor and some direction (more

details at the website above).



Thanks Joe!

Hi Edward,

Sounds exciting. What did you have in mind?




Will Stephenson, openSUSE Team
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH - Nürnberg - AG Nürnberg - HRB 16746 - GF: Markus Rex
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