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Lydia Pintscher
Day Sunday
Room H.1309
Capacity 150
Start time 15:15
End time 16:00
Duration 00:45
Track Crossdesktop devroom

Let me teach you how to fish!

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 KDEand 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 6th, 4th and 1st 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.

Concurrent events:

When Event Track Where
14:45-15:30 Lightning Talks Mozilla H.1301
14:45-15:30 Helping out in the calc core LibreOffice H.2214
14:45-15:40 Opengazer, dasher and ticker: hands-free error tolerant communication Accessibility AW1.121
15:00-15:20 View-OS: userland namespaces? New challenges in Virtualization AW1.105
15:00-15:30 ZYpp your distro CrossDistro H.1302
15:00-15:45 Configuration management for developers Configuration & Systems Management AW1.120
15:00-15:45 Get ready for the PostgreSQL Extension Network PostgreSQL H.2213
15:00-15:50 WebODF: an office suite built on browser technology Office Janson
15:00-15:50 Linux Disaster Recovery as a Service (with rear) Cloud Chavanne
15:00-16:00 Enlightenment Foundation Libraries - for developing shiny, fast, and light applications on embedded targets. Embedded Lameere
15:00-16:00 How to make QA-engineers start drooling CrossDistro H.1308
15:00-16:45 LPI Exam 5 Certification Guillissen
15:15-15:55 Developing Rich VoIP Applications with SIPSIMPLE SDK Open Source Telephony AW1.124
15:20-15:35 UC Engine: a real time collaboration application framework Lightning Talks Ferrer
15:20-16:30 NCIV brainstorming New challenges in Virtualization AW1.105
15:30-16:00 Gumby CrossDistro H.1302
15:30-16:00 Rhino and RingoJS Free Java AW1.125
15:30-16:00 Dancer - A Modern Perl Micro Web-Framework Perl AW1.126
15:30-16:00 Writing import filters for beginners LibreOffice H.2214
15:40-15:55 FreeMedForms: Managing Drug-Drug interactions: an open source model. Lightning Talks Ferrer
15:45-16:40 odt2daisy and odt2braille: extensions for accessible formats Accessibility AW1.121

Next (up to 3) talks in the same room (H.1309):

When Event Track
16:00-16:45 Introduction to WebKit Crossdesktop
16:45-17:00 Au revoir, see you next year! Crossdesktop