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Wednesday, October 24 • 11:15 - 11:55
Mentorship Panel: An Exploration of Insights & Issues Related to Mentoring Programs - Moderated by Jeffrey Osier-Mixon, Intel

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OSS is fuelled by the continual influx of new contributors who offer fresh talent and diverse perspectives. Mentoring programs and activities, like GSoC, Outreachy, and Speed Mentoring, are critical in inspiring this next generation of contributors. Having these newcomers as productive as possible in a short period of time is key to produce successful outcomes for the project.

However, it brings challenges. Onboarding guidelines, CoC, clear development guidelines, and other documents are required to establish and maintain environments that encourage participation from new contributors.

This panel aims to explore the process through which contributors enter the Linux or the OpenStack community through some of these initiatives, such as Outreachy and GSoC, tracks their activity as members within these programs, and will show data and charts related to the retention once their participation in these programs ends.

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Hong Phuc Dang

Hong Phuc Dang is the founder of FOSSASIA, the Open Source organization from Asia with the goal to bring together a global community to develop Open Tech solutions to form a better future. Hong Phuc steers the organization, directs project teams and runs events like the annual FOSSASIA... Read More →
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Daniel Izquierdo

Chief Data Officer, Bitergia
Daniel Izquierdo Cortazar is a researcher and one of the founders of Bitergia, a company that provides software analytics for open source ecosystems. Currently holding the position of Chief Data Officer, he is focused on the quality of the data, research of new metrics, analysis and... Read More →

Julia Lawall

Senior Researcher, Inria
Julia Lawall is a Senior Research Scientist at Inria. Her research is at the intersection of programming languages and operating systems. She develops the tool Coccinelle and has over 2000 patches in the Linux kernel based on this work. She is also active in the Outreachy internship... Read More →
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Jeffrey Osier-Mixon

Open Source Program Manager, Linux Foundation
Jeffrey "Jefro" Osier-Mixon is a fixture at open source conferences. He has worked as technical contributor in FOSS since the early 1990s, and as a community manager and program manager at Intel since 2011. Jefro is on the program committee for the Embedded Linux Conference series... Read More →
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Josh Simmons

Open Source Program Manager, Google
Josh Simmons is a community strategist, open source advocate, and dusty foot philosopher. He works on the Google Open Source Programs Office (OSPO) Outreach Team and serves as volunteer CFO for Open Source Initiative (OSI). Josh coordinates open source communications across Google... Read More →

Wednesday October 24, 2018 11:15 - 11:55
Harris I & II, Level 1

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