Let me teach you how to fish!

von Lydia Pintscher (Wikimedia Deutschland/KDE)

Saturday, 26.05.2012, Berlin II, 14:00-14:45 Uhr

Mentoring new contributors is an essential part of growing a community around a Free Software project. This talk offers a look at three successful mentoring programs: Google Summer of Code, Season of KDE and Google Code-in. These three programs are extremely successful both in terms of code, artwork, etc produced as well as contributors gained through them. They are running in their 7th, 5th and 2nd year respectively now and help students make their first real contributions to Free Software in a structured way and with a mentor to guide them by their side.

What lessons have been learned? Why are the programs so incredibly successful? What does it take to run your own? This session will answer all those questions and let you take a look behind the scenes.

Über den Autor Lydia Pintscher:

Lydia Pintscher is a people geek and cat herder by nature. Among other things, she manages KDE's mentoring programs (Google Summer of Code, Google Code-in, Season of KDE), is a founding member of KDE's Community Working Group and is a board member of KDE e.V. In her day-job she is doing community communications for Wikidata at Wikimedia Deutschland.