Google Code In 2017 Mentors

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If you're interested in mentoring students for an OSGeo project, please fill out the Google form at:

# Name Email Country OSGeo Project
1 Vicky Vergara Castillo vicky at Mexico pgRouting, OSGeo-Live
2 Veronica Andreo veroandreo at Netherlands GRASS GIS
3 Rohith Reddy Sankepally rohithreddy2219 at India pgRouting
4 Victoria Rautenbach victoria.rautenbach at South Africa
5 Jeff McKenna jmckenna at Canada MapServer, OSGeo, FOSS4G
6 Luca Delucchi lucadeluge at Italy GRASS GIS
7 Nadia Chaer nadiachaer at Uruguay
8 Vidhan Jain vidhanj1307 at India pgRouting
9 Carlos I. Colombana carlos.colombana at Uruguay gvSIG
10 Arne Schubert atd.schubert at Germany Mapbender
11 Daniel Kastl daniel at Japan pgRouting
12 Yewondwossen Assefa assefay at Canada/Nigeria MapServer, OSGeo
13 Antonio Zito Camacho chocamazito at Uruguay
14 Sergio Acosta y Lara sergio.acostaylara at Uruguay gvSIG
15 Maoguang Wang xjtumg1007 at China pgRouting
16 Giani Carlevaro gianimauro at Uruguay gvSIG
17 Jody Garnett jody.garnett at Canada GeoTools, GeoServer
18 Sandro Santilli strk at Italy PostGIS, GEOS

Mentor Responsibilities OSGeo gci-admin team

  • Communicate availability and interaction expectations
  • Inform gci-admin team when mentoring capacity will be reduced, as early as possible (e.g., family, health, vacation)
  • Inform gci-admin team when there is an issue with a student
    • Lacking communication, activity, visibility (MIA), or progress
    • Participant Agreement violations (e.g., plagiarism, harassment, fraud)
    • Bad fit or stepping down
    • Formally evaluate student participation your Students

  • Help and/or teach the student how to
    • be a part of your community
    • communicate more effectively and in the open
    • work with your org’s preferred communication channel (IRC, Slack, etc)
    • use your org’s version control system
    • ask good questions and get answers to their questions
    • provide convincing technical argument and constructive discussion
    • be independently motivated and productive
    • solve difficult technical problems
  • Keep track of their progress, keep student informed as to their status
  • Give constructive feedback, be patient (particularly for GCI), and be respectful
  • Respond to questions within 24 hours (occasionally under 36 hours is ok)
  • Establish realistic work objectives and timeline expectations
  • Re-evaluate scope with student when significantly ahead of or behind expectations
    • Give them extra time on a task as warranted
  • Work with devs and community to facilitate acceptance of student work

Unknown Mentors

Boilerplate text to reply to unknown mentors:

Thank you a lot for being available as a GCI mentor! OSGeo mentors need to be able to guide students. Hence mentors need to be experienced OSGeo contributors and need to know the community and "how things work". Could you please share some information which specific OSGeo projects you have contributed to and worked on so far? How would you describe your areas of expertise within OSGeo? Are there any public OSGeo contributions you could link to (for example your OSGeo wiki page or your Github activity)? This would help us to get a better idea. Thank you! And if you have not contributed to OSGeo yet, we encourage you to start contributing to OSGeo by checking out ! Thank you!