[Python-Dev] Encouraging developers

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Tue Mar 6 20:03:39 CET 2007

    Nick> I don't know whether or not there is anything specific we can do
    Nick> to encourage that kind of coaching/mentoring activity, but I know
    Nick> it was a significant factor in my become more comfortable with
    Nick> making contributions.

    Martin> While there was no explicit management of a mentoring process, I
    Martin> think it so happened that committers always found a mentor.

Could the Summer of Code be used as a vehicle to match up current developers
with potentially new ones?  The svn sandbox (or a branch) could serve as a
place for developers to get their feet wet. Perhaps Raymond can comment on
whether he thinks that makes sense based upon his experience mentoring the
Decimal-in-C module.


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