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



This is really great news. I am a student of 4th semester B.Tech in Information Technology at RCC Institute of Information Technology, Kolkata. I am sure my college will jump at this idea. It will really be glad to host Fedora conferences and seminars. We already have a functioning Linux Users' Group and this will be an added boost. The students will also lap up the idea of projects. I will definitely talk to the college authorities and let you know the outcome.

Yours sincerely,
Dipanjan Chakraborty.

On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 8:14 AM, susmit shannigrahi <thinklinux ssh gmail com> wrote:
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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