[CLAM] Feedback on your listing at teachingopensource.org

Leslie Hawthorn mebelh at gmail.com
Wed Apr 8 19:54:28 PDT 2009

Hello Xavier,

Wonderful - thank you. Glad to have you on board!

On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 1:27 AM, Xavier <xavier at amatriain.net> wrote:

> Hi Leslie, thanks a lot for your detailed feedback. We are going through
> your comments behind the curtains and will update the info on the wiki
> accordingly.
> Cheers,
> Xavier
> Leslie Hawthorn wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> I am writing to give feedback on your listing at teachingopensource.org <
>> http://teachingopensource.org>, specifically:
>> http://www.teachingopensource.org/index.php/Help_Wanted:_CLAM_Project
>> I would beef up your project description section a bit more. Why is CLAM
>> an exciting project to work on? You mention that folks working on CLAM will
>> get experience that can help them work on many interesting projects - are
>> these CLAM specific projects? Other Open Source projects? Please elaborate
>> more here. A bit more marketing in this section will make CLAM look more
>> attractive to potential mentees.
>> In the Mentor Capacity section, you do not mention if you are willing to
>> do in person mentoring. If you are open to doing so, please list the
>> locations of potential mentors (city, state/province, country) so that folks
>> who are looking for live mentoring will know if there's someone from your
>> team who can work with them.
>> Since you are less willing to work with educators, why not specify exactly
>> what kind of educators you would like to work with - e.g. professors doing
>> research only, etc. Being specific here will keep you from having to answer
>> mails from educators that are not a good fit for what your project is
>> looking for.
>> Your ideas page has many many options on it and is well organized. That's
>> great! Perhaps add some links to further documentation for each idea, e.g.
>> the mentioned TO DO link for Pau's thesis. If you could add such
>> supplementary documentation to each idea, it would be very helpful.
>> I'd like to organize an IRC meeting for the folks who have signed up on
>> the teachingopensource.org <http://teachingopensource.org> FOSS Mentor
>> Projects wiki page, and plan to organize the meeting time, etc., on the
>> teachingopensource.org <http://teachingopensource.org> mailing list.
>> Would whomever from your team is interested in attending please ensure that
>> you're signed up on this mailing list? It's pretty low traffic and I will
>> prefix all messages with [MENTORS] in the subject line so you can further
>> filter your mail.
>> http://teachingopensource.org/mailman/listinfo/tos
>> I'm hoping to schedule this meeting to take place the week of April 20th
>> so this should give you some time to subscribe.
>> Looking forward to working with you folks!
>> Cheers,
>> LH
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Leslie Hawthorn
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