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On Jan 3, 2009, at 7:57 AM, Steve Holden wrote:
In the old days this would have happened by a process known in the British training world as "sitting with Nellie" - doing the work next to, and directly supervised by, someone who had been doing it a long time and who knew all the wrinkles of the job. Quite how to achieve a similar effect in today's distributed development environment is less obvious.
Could we talk about this at PyCon (as well as continuing this thread
to some sort of conclusion)? While the sprints are great for those who
are already involved some activity specifically targeted at new developers would be a welcome addition, and might even help recruit them.
I think this is a great idea. I would like to see a more formal
mentoring process. As a community I think we need a constant source
of fresh blood, and mentoring is a great way to shepherd those new
recruits to full commit privileges.
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