We also have the Sun Club in University of Calcutta, along with a Microsoft Campus Club. I sure hope that Fedora can start something like that. A club ensures regular meetings and all. The running cost is negligible. Our Administration is very open to such clubs and UG type of things.

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On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 2:59 PM, ankur sinha <sanjay_ankur@yahoo.co.in> wrote:

The idea is really great.. Im a college going student just entering 3rd semester in Computer sciences .. and am already looking for programmes and training to add to my CV for a better job.. My college, Manipal Institute of technology, Manipal, India, has just recently become a part of the Sun academic Initiative, which has some perks.. Such an educational programme from Fedora would be more than a dream come true.. A lot of us go through books and material but teaching yourself is not as efficient as a mentor telling you what to do and helping you apply your knowledge practically.. Please give this programme thought.. A few hours a week will be enough from the mentors and there will be plenty of students who are interested and want to learn and contribute..


--- On Wed, 18/6/08, Aditya Sharma <adityaksharma@gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Aditya Sharma <adityaksharma@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Ambassadors] Re: Student partnership program. Extending fedora mentor program to students.
> To: fedora-ambassadors-list@redhat.com
> Date: Wednesday, 18 June, 2008, 2:30 PM
> this is a nice idea, but at the end of the day, there has to
> be something
> credible in the community like google summer of code or the
> like to attract
> participation from college students, lets not forget they
> might be willing
> to contribute but they wont unless it also helps them build
> a credible CV,
> so there has to be a community wide effort to integrate
> students into the
> main stream, the mentoring program is a great idea, and can
> integrate
> students but if we really want this to pick up we need to
> have a massive
> movement and competition among the students themselves to
> be able to
> contribute, and the winning contributions can win some sort
> of certificates
> or some monetary prize or the like, a competition will
> bring in better
> talent and consequently better contributions, this in no
> way is a
> replacement for the regular fix a bug and move up the
> ladder routine but
> this can occasionally like once a year or so could bring in
> some good talent
> and encourage participation.
> Regards
> Aditya Kumar Sharma
> On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 2:21 PM, "Sankarshan
> (সঙ্কর্ষণ)" <
> foss.mailinglists@gmail.com> wrote:
> > susmit shannigrahi wrote:
> >
> >  Generally the final/pre-final year engineering
> students need to do
> >> some project work on a topic.
> >> What I personally saw that they desperately search
> for one.
> >>
> >> we can make a lot of  new contributors if we
> provide them with a
> >> project to work, some guidence
> >> and may be a certificate at the end. (As they say,
> target this segment :))
> >>
> >
> > Quite by chance this was the same topic that I
> broached to Spot yesterday
> > afternoon. And it turns out that a good place to push
> these potential
> > contributors would be towards doing "Fedora
> QE" starting up with learning
> > how to triage, process and work the bug queue and
> additionally coming up
> > with Test Cases.
> >
> >
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