[of-dev] code liberation <=> openframeworks

lauren mccarthy laurmccarthy at gmail.com
Wed Jan 7 12:32:57 PST 2015


this is great! I'm interested. but I unfortunately don't have tons of time.
what do you expect the mentor time commitment would be?

On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 7:50 PM, Kyle McDonald <kyle at kylemcdonald.net> wrote:

> sorry, one thing i just realized i forgot to clarify:
>
> in terms of mentors, we're looking for everyone, you don't have to
> identify as a woman!
>
> that would be the ideal situation, but because OF isn't very diverse we
> have to start somewhere.
>
> so, again: if you're interested in mentoring OF beginners into a position
> of active contribution, please get in touch directly or on this thread!
>
> kyle
>
> On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 3:59 PM, Kyle McDonald <kyle at kylemcdonald.net>
> wrote:
>
>> hi everyone,
>>
>> yesterday i had a long discussion with phoenix perry, who is an excellent
>> hacker, artist, game developer, and professor, amongst many other things.
>> she founded the code liberation foundation http://codeliberation.org/
>> which offers free development workshops in order to facilitate the creation
>> of video game titles by women.
>>
>> i didn't realize it, but they actually teach OF in many courses, and some
>> of the code lib teachers are avid OF users! the fact that this has
>> completely slipped under my radar got us scheming, and phoenix had an
>> excellent idea: that we create a partnership between code lib and OF that
>> makes space for women finishing the code lib courses to be mentored and
>> join in as active contributors.
>>
>> i was going to write about this to a few people directly, but thought i'd
>> write to of-dev instead so anyone interested could hop in.
>>
>> our only previous experience with any kind of "mentorship" relationship
>> has been through google summer of code, but i feel like if we start slowly
>> with a few people this could really help us towards building a more
>> balanced community that is still accessible for beginners and powerful for
>> advanced users who have been using OF for a while.
>>
>> so, i'd like to open up this discussion by asking:
>>
>> - how can we best structure a mentorship program?
>> - who is interested in being a mentor?
>> - how can we create more opportunities for beginners to contribute? the
>> list at the bottom of this page http://openframeworks.cc/community/ is a
>> good start, but what's next?
>>
>> kyle
>>
>
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