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Re: Student partnership program. Extending fedora mentor program to students.



hi,
 
The idea is really great.. Im a college going student just entering 3rd semester in Computer sciences .. and am already looking for programmes and training to add to my CV for a better job.. My college, Manipal Institute of technology, Manipal, India, has just recently become a part of the Sun academic Initiative, which has some perks.. Such an educational programme from Fedora would be more than a dream come true.. A lot of us go through books and material but teaching yourself is not as efficient as a mentor telling you what to do and helping you apply your knowledge practically.. Please give this programme thought.. A few hours a week will be enough from the mentors and there will be plenty of students who are interested and want to learn and contribute..

Ankur


--- On Wed, 18/6/08, susmit shannigrahi <thinklinux ssh gmail com> wrote:

> From: susmit shannigrahi <thinklinux ssh gmail com>
> Subject: Student partnership program. Extending fedora mentor program to students.
> To: "For discussions about marketing and expanding the Fedora user base" <fedora-marketing-list redhat com>, fedora-ambassadors-list redhat com
> Cc: "Sankarshan da" <sankarshan mukhopadhyay gmail com>
> Date: Wednesday, 18 June, 2008, 8:14 AM
> Hi all,
> 
> In our previous APAC ambassadors meeting we were discussing
> about this idea[1].
> 
> Generally the final/pre-final year engineering students
> need to do
> some project work on a topic.
> What I personally saw that they desperately search for one.
> 
> we can make a lot of  new contributors if we provide them
> with a
> project to work, some guidence
> and may be a certificate at the end. (As they say, target
> this segment :))
> 
> This way we can make much more widespread effect as the
> student
> partners themselves will spread Fedora within their peers
> and their
> college.
> 
> Also we may talk about officially tie-up with some
> colleges.
> 
> The basic idea is here[2].
> 
> Now the question id if this is worth taking up.
> If yes, lets refine it here.
> 
> 
> 
> [1]https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-ambassadors-list/2008-June/msg00241.html
> [2]http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora-Student_Mentor_Programme
> 
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