Subject: Re: [boost] [gsoc][gsoc19] Communication between students and mentors
From: Damian Vicino (damian_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-04-02 18:17:06
I encourage students to talk in the list and ask questions when needing
help in place of take it to the mentor all the time.
However, I don't think there should be reports or stuff like that in the
dev-list. It makes sense in other orgs like python where they have way more
students and mentors than us and they had a lot of disappearing mentors in
the past, or for orgs where those kind of reports are common for the
community, not a special thing for students.
We have a gsoc-mentors email list for discussing problems and ideas while
the gsoc progresses.
Are you trying to fix some problem we had in the past that I do not know
On Tue, Apr 2, 2019, 09:17 Mateusz Loskot via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]>
> Are there any guidelines related to communication between
> students and mentors during GSoC?
> Many participating organisations and projects do explicitly recommend
> that student/mentor communication is conducted via public channels.
> e.g. https://docs.moodle.org/dev/GSOC
> Note: With regards to the communication culture in the Moodle project:
> We always prefer
> transparent communication in public forums and tracker comments over
> private messages and
> emails. Please respect this and avoid contacting GSOC admins and
> mentors directly unless
> you really need to talk about something sensitive or personal.
> or at least regular/weekly reports to dedicated and project-specific list
> Would it be possible to ask for similar transparent mode during Boost GSoC?
> I do realise one challenge is that Boost mailing list traffic could
> increase a lot,
> too much for some subscribers. Perhaps a solution to that could be setting
> dedicated lists: gsoc_at_[hidden] or even <library>@lists.boost.org
> Best regards,
> Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net
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