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On 16:04 Wed 21 Jan , Douglas Anderson wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 1:32 PM, Donnie Berkholz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On 20:30 Tue 20 Jan , Donnie Berkholz wrote:
> >> It isn't necessarily obvious from a recruiter's interaction with a
> >> mentor whether he is good at the actual task of mentoring.
> > We could take a tip from the Summer of Code and have both mentor and
> > mentee fill out a quick eval at the end of probation. This would perhaps
> > be more valuable over a longer probation.
> The evaluation is a good idea, but it would have to be something maybe
> only devrel had access to.
How would mentors know what they need to improve upon?
One way to answer this is to have 2 sections -- 1 optional section that
only recruiters see, and 1 that the mentor sees.
> With the Summer of Code, many students leave the project after they're
The best ones stay. And they fill out evals too, so it's clearly a
> but with a new dev they're just starting a (hopefully) long
> relationship with their mentor. I personally would hesitate to point
> out the weak points of an experienced developer if I were just
> starting out here. Something to think about...
I would love to improve my mentoring, and suggestions to help me are
welcome. Pointing out unfixable weak points is also welcome because
those are areas I should avoid, instead focusing on what I'm good at.
Developer, Gentoo Linux