[of-dev] code liberation <=> openframeworks

lauren mccarthy laurmccarthy at gmail.com
Wed Jan 7 12:44:08 PST 2015

another thought...  in order to give some structure and help define
expectations, it could work well to have the mentorship based around a
specific project or goal. that might be a personal project or a
contribution to OF. this would allow the pair to set up a timeline,
milestones, and regular check-ins toward completion. one this
timeline/project is completed, the official mentorship period could end,
though a more informal mentor relationship would hopefully continue.

gsoc is nice because it sets a really clear timeline, keeping both student
and mentor focused and on track.

On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 3:32 PM, lauren mccarthy <laurmccarthy at gmail.com>

> 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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