Nginx - Google Summer of Code ideas

C. codestr0m at
Tue Mar 10 23:02:43 MSK 2009

Valery Kholodkov wrote:
> C. wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I'm organizing some google summer of code ideas for our organization and
>>  nginx could play a very interesting and key role in one of them.  So
>> two quick questions.
>> 1) Would anyone be willing to mentor a student?
> Depends on how many hours per week you need for this. I could handle 5 
> to 10 hours I think.

I think that's more than enough.  The key is a couple things like any 

1) Having a very detailed plan to avoid questions in the first place
2) Selecting students who are qualified
3) Being on irc, but letting them know not to expect instant replies.. 
If more than one mentor is around it can balance out well like any 
normal dev channel.

#osunix is what I'm using for all gsoc stuff now and currently very 
quiet, but some students may pop in and ask questions.  It's also a good 
chance to get to know them and bring them into the community a bit more. 
  This way the gsoc not only goes well, but hopefully they stay as 


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