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Re: mentoring programs in Debian

On 13/03/13 at 08:03 +0100, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 11:54:44AM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 2:55 AM, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> > 
> > > Ubuntu does https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDeveloperWeek - a set of
> > > seminars on IRC to teach Ubuntu development. I'm not sure of how useful
> > > that is (I've never attended it) and if we should do it too. AFAIK we
> > > don't do that inside Debian. But I thought it was worth mentioning.
> > 
> > In Debian we mostly do continuous mentoring on all topics on the
> > debian-mentors IRC channel and mailing list rather than specific
> > sessions at specific times.
> Such things work great if you already know where to get started. If you
> don't, it might be more difficult. I think it's a normal fact that some
> people require a bit more handholding than others, at the beginning; but
> that doesn't mean they're less capable.
> Having an IRC seminar with basic information on what to do seems like a
> great way to get started, to me.

I'm not very up-to-date on the status of Free Software
video-conferencing tools, but maybe that's something that could be done
that way. Also, for packaging tutorials, we have slides already (hint
hint) ;)


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