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[OSCTC-planning] mentoring part II - proposed structure

Shauna Gordon-McKeon shaunagm at
Tue Jul 8 21:41:45 UTC 2014

This is a follow up to my previous email about a potential mentorship
program (see <>).
 I've updated the wiki page for the mentorship program (<>) to include notes from that email and
this one.

I have a proposed structure for the mentoring program which includes:

* A mailing list for mentees to talk to each other, and an expectation that
mentees will post at least once a month.  I need to brainstorm a bit more
what kind of discussion I want to see on the list and how I can support
that (discussion prompts, codes of conduct, mentee selection, etc).

* Monthly IRC meetups.

* Goal-setting (see here for details: <>).

* Pairing with a mentor.  (I've found pair programming/pair planning to be
immensely useful, and would like to average 1 pairing session per month per

*Open Questions:*

~ Right now, I have only a vague sense that the mailing list and meetups
will meet the needs of our mentees as described on the wiki (and in the
previous email).  What can I do to address these needs more directly?

~ What selection criteria should we use for mentees?  Should we prioritize

~ When should the mentorship program start?

Feedback is welcome, as always.

~ Shauna
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