[Mono-list] Mentoring new developers with Mono

Peter Williams peter@newton.cx
03 Jun 2003 18:10:17 -0400

Hi Robert,

On Tue, 2003-06-03 at 17:41, Robert Scott Horning wrote:
> What I'm proposing is possibly the formation of a mentoring 
> group/mailing list where no question is asked too often and seemingly 
> stupid questions can be asked.  I also think that some baby steps need 
> to made before wading in and doing some significant development.  If you 
> can think of some other ways this can be done (including working on the 
> Wiki), I'd like to step in.  I also know that with open source projects 
> sometimes some leadership needs to be had, and I'm willing to take on 
> this task if necessary.  Of course, this will be the blind leading the 
> blind, but I'm willing to do that.

GNOME, where a lot of Mono programmers come from, has a similar list
called gnome-love@gnome.org. I've never been involved with it, so I
can't say how successful it is, but that would be a place to look for
ideas or experience.

That being said, I think one of the pluses of working in C# is that it's
pretty easy to just start writing code and make something that works,
especially with the current state of the class libraries. Still, from
the number of people that post 'I want to help out' messages, it looks
like we can do better.


Peter Williams                          peter@newton.cx

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