As briefly stated in the previous post, we’re getting closer to applications openings. So now we have only one week left to find mentors and write an “ideas list” page.
[size=150]Step 2: Mentoring[/size]
Mentoring is fairly easy. All you have to do is:
Be the main point of contact for your student[/]
Help him get the hands on the project and point him to the right direction when questions arise[/]
Evaluate his work (and fill the requested evaluation forms)[/][/list]
To help you in this task you’ll have access to a mailing-list of all the mentors of all the SoC projects (in addition to the support of the Juce community, of course).
You don’t really have to know everything about the subject, but you should have the skills to complete it if you were to work on it full time. All you need (except love ), is a few hours a week to dedicate to your student, and a sufficient knowledge of Juce (for instance don’t tell your student to write his own class when there’s already something appropriate in the library).
This is how we’re going to proceed:
Consult the subjects list on http://www.rawmaterialsoftware.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8594#p48471[/]
Post here the numbers of all the subjects you’d be interested to mentor (even if you wouldn’t have time for all of them, and even if someone already said they’d be interested)[/]
Also mention how many subjects you’d be able to mentor at the same time in case several of your subjects are selected[/][/list]
Then, only when we get the list of all the students that applied, we get to accept or reject them in regard of the mentors available.
In the meantime, I’ll prepare a page with all the subjects that get at least one mentor (2 is better) and document them better (description, prerequisites, etc.).
Jules, can I get the edition right on a Wiki page for this?