Mentoring Working Group
Want to help new contributors get started? We participate in and run several mentorship programs!
Read our Charter
- Increase CNCF project participation in mentoring programs external to the Linux Foundation
- Increase the number of CNCF projects and mentee participation in the LFX Mentorship program
- Increase the quality of mentorship that CNCF projects provide across all mentorship initiatives
- Explore opportunities for CNCF participation in new mentorship initiatives.
- Diversity in participants, both mentees and mentors
- Increase both code and non-code projects
- Develop mentorship by providing a path for mentees to become mentors and providing education for mentors
- LFX Mentorship (ex-CommunityBridge): mentoring initiative by the Linux Foundation - details
- Google Summer of Code: mentoring program for the open source beginners - details
- Google Season of Docs: mentoring initiative for the technical writers - details
- Outreachy: mentoring initiative for the communities traditionally underrepresented in tech - details
How your community can benefit
Here are some benefits that the Mentoring working group can provide to communities:
- Do the necessary paper work and applications to mentoring programs on behalf of CNCF projects
- Provide mentors the best practices and resources for managing and interacting with mentees
- Guidance and support for an efficient mentorship execution
- Promote your project’s mentoring activities and help you find more mentees and thus more contributors
You may find links to resources in our repository.
How you can contribute
We are happy to see that you are interested in helping with this working group. We would love to:
- see you as mentors in the mentoring programs we participate in and organize.
- get feedback about out guides and documentation.
- see your introduction email on our mailing list / message on our Slack channel.
- see you attend our meetings where you can contribute ideas and take responsibilities.
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