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Re: selecting Debian mentors for the mentor summit

Hi Daniel,

I agree with the points presented to be part of the selection algorithm
(maybe not in the order that you listed) but I would add something to
measure the candidate's contributions to Debian Project, since the
selected mentors will represent the project there.


Lucas Kanashiro.

On 08/07/2018 04:09 PM, Daniel Pocock wrote:
> On 02/08/18 22:52, Daniel Pocock wrote:
>> In the past, Debian has given priority to mentors who never attended the
>> summit before.  If anybody (including students) would like to make
>> suggestions about alternatives or enhancements to this algorithm, please
>> do so, the existing algorithm is not set in stone.
> I didn't see anybody else comment on the selection algorithm publicly so
> I'd like to throw in a couple of suggestions, so if there are more than
> 2 people who want to go, the following strategy could be used to
> eliminate candidates until only two are left:
> - eliminate candidates who already attended the summit in the past
> - eliminate candidates who had a DebConf bursary this year
> - eliminate candidates who had a DebConf bursary within the last 3 years
> - eliminate candidates who had a bursary for any other major event in
> the last year
> and furthermore, at some point in the algorithm, we could try to ensure
> there is at least one candidate for diversity, which may be a woman or
> anybody from a non white privileged male background.
> In response to Dashamir's comment, I don't think visa policies should be
> a factor in the decision.  A lot of visa policies appear to be racist
> and they fail to treat all people as equal human beings.  They appear to
> be incompatible with Debian's Code of Conduct.  The candidates can be
> selected based on merit and if racism slows down the visa processing for
> too long and the travel grant is not spent we all know it is not the
> mentor's fault and we can check if the money can be used to pay for
> travel to some other event in future.
> Google set a deadline of 5 September for the two chosen mentors to
> register with Google but to allow mentors to commence their travel
> planning, leave authorization and anything else I would propose that we
> have a Debian deadline for people to express interest by 15 August at
> 23:59 with a prompt decision by admins after that.
> As noted in the Google email to mentors on 1 August, every mentor can
> put their name on the wait list for extra places at the summit, you can
> do that now using the link provided by Google.
> Regards,
> Daniel

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