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Re: selecting Debian mentors for the mentor summit

On 08/09/2018 06:16 AM, Daniel Pocock wrote:
> On 09/08/18 00:57, Lucas Kanashiro wrote:
>> I do not know if you understood what I was saying... I am not arguing
>> that people that do not maintain packages do not worthwhile (I know the
>> Debian constitution). I was claiming that even mentors can be newcomers
>> in our project, and if want to keep them tighten to our community, a
>> conference such as Debconf is the right place.
> Yes, I fully agree we need to make it easy for people to attend Debian
> events and events where Debian has a stronger presence (reminder: the
> DPL offers[1] USD 100 to anyone for travel to a BSP, contact[2] him for
> details)
> For the summit, however, we still need to decide whether to use some or
> all of the criteria that have come up or just to fall back on the
> previous algorithm: randomly pick from those people who never attended
> the summit before.
> >From what I can see, there are now 6 candidates (Dashamir, Lucas,
> Jaminy, Urvika, Chirayu, Milena) and none of them attended before, is
> that correct?
> To tweak the previous algorithm to ensure diversity, we could start by
> randomly selecting one of the 3 women and then make a random selection
> from the remaining 5 candidates.  As Molly is the only remaining person
> named in the last delegation, perhaps we can ask her to roll the dice?

You can ensure diversity for sure (1 slot for women). But again, pick
randomly people that may not understand what Debian is to represent the
project might not be a good idea. I think that I already made my point,
I'll leave this decision up to admins.

Lucas Kanashiro

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