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Subject: Re: [boost] Mentoring (Was: Maintenance suspended)
From: Brian Bartman (bbartmanboost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-09 10:19:51


On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 10:01 AM, Christophe Henry <
christophe.j.henry_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> It's the key point, to find interested and competent potential "young"
> (or not ;-) ) members.
> It seems to me pretty clear that the most motivated candidates are to
> be found at the boostcon.
> I will happily take that project on if my idea is viable, and it would be:
> Authors (and I offer myself as testperson) prepare a talk or a paper
> where they show the inside of their library, as detailed as possible.
> - Participants get to learn some of the advanced techniques used in
> boost libraries
> - Boost gains an extended circle of possible contributors
> - Authors prepare a succession if needed later, or the possibility of
> having more people able to implement changes / fixes. They also get an
> in-depth review by very clever guys (honestly, I am every year
> impressed). Preparing others is especially important for people like
> me who are developing a library alone.
> Looks to me like a win/win scenario :)
> This can be coupled with GSOC projects. After learning the inside of a
> library, these participants could extend it.
> Alternatively, we can organize this with participants of this list,
> but it would require a greater deal of work for authors who would have
> to write down a lot.
> Some thoughts about it? Potential candidates (as speaker or attendee)?
I'm currently a participant in GSoC and I was wondering what would be the
best way to "throw my hat into the ring" for something like this?
I personally was looking for a way for me to actively continue working on
boost after my GSoC project is completed.

> Christophe
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