Hello everyone,<br><br>I am writing to give feedback on your listing at <a href="http://teachingopensource.org">teachingopensource.org</a>, specifically:<br><br><a href="http://www.teachingopensource.org/index.php/Help_Wanted:_CLAM_Project">http://www.teachingopensource.org/index.php/Help_Wanted:_CLAM_Project</a><br>
<br>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.<br>
<br>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.<br>
<br>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.<br>
<br>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.<br>
<br><p>I'd like to organize an IRC meeting for the folks who have signed up on the <a href="http://teachingopensource.org">teachingopensource.org</a> FOSS Mentor Projects wiki page, and plan
to organize the meeting time, etc., on the <a href="http://teachingopensource.org">teachingopensource.org</a> 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.
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<br> </p><p>I'm hoping to schedule this meeting to take place the week of April
20th so this should give you some time to subscribe.
<br> </p><p>Looking forward to working with you folks!
<br> Leslie Hawthorn
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