Mentoring

Target audience: mentors

This group is for people who do:

  • IRC core mentoring office hours,
  • mentor at sprints,
  • self-identify as mentors, or
  • are interested in the general principles of mentoring in the Drupal community.

We are not *doing* mentoring here

caution
It is really important that actual mentoring happen in public:

  • on the actual issues (make comments, it is really OK!), or
  • in IRC #drupal or #drupal-contribute (talk in IRC, it is really OK!).

Please politely redirect any questions about contribution to issues or IRC.

Are you a new contributor?

If you are a new contributor, and have questions about how to get involved,
please do not ask them here. Instead:

  • ask them in IRC in #drupal or #drupal-contribute any day, any time,
  • check https://www.drupal.org/core-mentoring to find some specific times when mentors will be in IRC
  • check your drupal.org account profile page has a dashboard and there are some links to getting into contribution there, also
  • see the Getting Involved handbook page.

Mentor to Mentor Discussions

Use this group to post announcements to mentors.

See also https://www.drupal.org/core-mentoring which has information about staying in contact regarding mentoring things, like the twitter account and calendar. Please go read that page. Also, read the children pages there. There is a lot of useful information about how to do mentoring, how to find tasks for new contributors, and how to plan or host a sprint.

Mentor issues, tag, queues

Some discussions should be in mentor issues:

Other groups

Other related groups:

alimac's picture

Mentor Meeting - Saturday, 6 February 2016 UTC 20:30

Start: 
2016-02-06 20:30 - 22:00 UTC
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

[Meta] Mentor Meeting - Saturday, 6 February, 2016 at UTC 20:30 in Google Hangout.

To find the meeting ping YesCT or another mentor in #drupal-mentoring channel in IRC. See https://www.drupal.org/core-mentoring for the calendar.

Mentor Meta meetings are once a month, usually on the first Saturday of the month, at UTC 20:30. These are mentor meetings about mentoring (hence the "meta"), about upcoming events and ongoing Drupal core mentoring efforts.

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alimac's picture

Mentor Meeting - Saturday, 2 January 2016 UTC 20:30

Start: 
2016-01-02 20:30 - 22:00 UTC
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

[Meta] Mentor Meeting - Saturday, 2 January, 2016 at UTC 20:30 in Google Hangout.

To find the meeting ping YesCT or another mentor in #drupal-mentoring channel in IRC. See https://www.drupal.org/core-mentoring for the calendar.

Mentor Meta meetings are once a month, usually on the first Saturday of the month, at UTC 20:30. These are mentor meetings about mentoring (hence the "meta"), about upcoming events and ongoing Drupal core mentoring efforts.

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alimac's picture

Mentor Meeting - Saturday, 5 December 2015 UTC 20:30

Start: 
2015-12-05 20:30 - 22:00 UTC
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

[Meta] Mentor Meeting - Saturday, 5 December, 2015 at UTC 20:30 in Google Hangout.

To find the meeting ping YesCT or another mentor in #drupal-mentoring channel in IRC. See https://www.drupal.org/core-mentoring for the calendar.

Mentor Meta meetings are once a month, usually on the first Saturday of the month, at UTC 20:30. These are mentor meetings about mentoring (hence the "meta"), about upcoming events and ongoing Drupal core mentoring efforts.

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YesCT's picture

Critical office hours: cancel, or repurpose *and* get mentors

Core mentoring
https://www.drupal.org/core-mentoring
listed "Friday" critical office hours:

  • 02:00 UTC (12pm Brisbane), led by Lee Rowlands / larowlan
  • 11:00 UTC (12pm Brussels), led by ???
  • 20:00 UTC (12pm Pacific), led by Angie Byron / webchick

which were removed from the page
https://www.drupal.org/node/2404251/revisions/view/8066047/8743690

https://www.drupal.org/core-mentoring/criticals

But are still tweeted out because of the IFTTT integration with the mentor google calendar:
https://www.drupal.org/core-office-hours#calendar

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alimac's picture

Mentor Meeting - Saturday, 7 November 2015 UTC 20:30

Start: 
2015-11-07 20:30 - 22:00 UTC
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

[Meta] Mentor Meeting - Saturday, 7 November, 2015 at UTC 20:30 in Google Hangout.

To find the meeting ping YesCT or another mentor in #drupal-mentoring channel in IRC. See https://www.drupal.org/core-mentoring for the calendar.

Mentor Meta meetings are once a month, usually on the first Saturday of the month, at UTC 20:30. These are mentor meetings about mentoring (hence the "meta"), about upcoming events and ongoing Drupal core mentoring efforts.

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mrded's picture

Proposed Solution For Recruiting More Mentors and Contributors

Bellow is a summary of BOF's talk on DrupalCon Barcelona.

The problems:

  • Useful modules are being abandoned because maintainers are not supporting them
  • New Drupal contributors are creating “useless” modules just to get access for creating full projects

Solutions:

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  • A page listing abandoned modules that is well promoted
  • New members may find a module they would like to support, and become a co-maintainer by solving issues and submitting patches
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    heddn's picture

    Barcelona Friday Sprint Brainstorm notes

    In the interest of posting this sooner, rather than later, here are the notes from today's Barcelona brainstorm meeting.
    TLDR;
    Focus on:

    • Major triage
    • Migrate
    • Documentation, Documentation, Documentation

    Good Mentored Sprint Options

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    alimac's picture

    [Meta] Mentor Meeting - Saturday, 3 October 2015 UTC 20:30

    Start: 
    2015-10-03 20:30 - 22:00 UTC
    Event type: 
    Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

    [Meta] Mentor Meeting - Saturday, 3 October, 2015 at UTC 20:30 in Google Hangout.

    To find the meeting ping YesCT or another mentor in IRC or check the mentor google calendar for the google hangout link. See https://www.drupal.org/core-mentoring for the calendar.

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    alimac's picture

    [Meta] Mentor Meeting - Saturday, September 5 2015 UTC 20:30

    Start: 
    2015-09-05 20:30 - 22:00 UTC
    Organizers: 
    Event type: 
    Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

    [Meta] Mentor Meeting - Saturday, September 5, 2015 at UTC 20:30 in Google Hangout. To find the meeting ping YesCT or another mentor in IRC or check the mentor google calendar for the google hangout link. See https://www.drupal.org/core-mentoring for the calendar.

    Mentor Meta meetings are once a month, usually on the first Saturday of the month, at UTC 20:30. These are mentor meetings about mentoring (hence the "meta"), about upcoming events and ongoing Drupal core mentoring efforts.

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    valthebald's picture

    [Meta] Mentor Meeting - Saturday, August 1 2015 UTC 20:30

    Start: 
    2015-08-01 20:30 - 22:00 UTC
    Organizers: 
    Event type: 
    Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)
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    decibel.places's picture

    Freaky mentoring story

    So my friend sends me posts on Craigslist about Drupal.
    One of them asked for some simple basic help, and I offered to meet him in exchange for a beer (which became a Vitamin Water at my discretion).
    It turned out that he is someone my family knew almost 20 years ago, a newspaper publisher for whom my wife wrote book reviews!
    The simple solution to his problem posting JS tags for ads was to turn off the WYSIWYG editor - his offshore developers never explained that step to him :P
    (an important lesson for Mentors: do not assume your student knows things)

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    YesCT's picture

    [Meta] mentoring mentor meeting July 4 2015 UTC 20:30

    Start: 
    2015-07-04 20:30 - 22:00 UTC
    Organizers: 
    Event type: 
    User group meeting

    Share what mentoring successes and challenges you have had. Do you want to get involved doing mentoring but not sure what to do? Want to help Drupal mentoring be successful? Join us. All help is welcome.

    We need:
    people who can help organize us,
    developers to help us with d.o issues that will effect contributor or mentor experience,
    planners to help with events,
    ... lots of different skills.

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    YesCT's picture

    [Meta] mentoring mentor meeting June 6 2015 UTC 20:30

    Start: 
    2015-06-06 20:30 - 22:00 America/Chicago
    Organizers: 
    Event type: 
    User group meeting

    Share what mentoring successes and challenges you have had. Do you want to get involved doing mentoring but not sure what to do? Want to help Drupal mentoring be successful? Join us. All help is welcome.

    We need:
    people who can help organize us,
    developers to help us with d.o issues that will effect contributor or mentor experience,
    planners to help with events,
    ... lots of different skills.

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    YesCT's picture

    [Meta] mentoring mentor meeting May 2 2015 UTC 20:30

    Start: 
    2015-05-02 20:30 - 22:00 UTC
    Organizers: 
    Event type: 
    User group meeting

    Share what mentoring successes and challenges you have had. Do you want to get involved doing mentoring but not sure what to do? Want to help Drupal mentoring be successful? Join us. All help is welcome.

    We need:
    people who can help organize us,
    developers to help us with d.o issues that will effect contributor or mentor experience,
    planners to help with events,
    ... lots of different skills.

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    Xano's picture

    Mentoring workshops & sprints at Drupal Dev Days Montpellier 2015

    Start: 
    2015-04-13 09:00 - 2015-04-14 17:30 Europe/Amsterdam
    Event type: 
    Sprint

    During the first few days of Drupal Dev Days Montpellier 2015 workshops will be offered to introduce Drupalistas to Drupal core contribution. In three workshops, repeated on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, experienced contributors will help with setting up development tools, such as Git, web stacks, IRC clients and Dreditor, and with finding and working on issues on drupal.org.
    These workshops can be attended free of charge, without reservation.

    Available workshops

    Dev tools

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    YesCT's picture

    Sign up to mentor for DrupalCon LA

    Sign up to mentor in #DrupalCon LA before March 26. before aka on March 25. Tomorrow.
    https://events.drupal.org/losangeles2015/sign-mentor

    (You can sign up after, but if you want to apply for a free ticket, do it before March 26, so we can notify people if they do not get a free ticket and they can still buy a ticket at the early bird price.)

    Retweets please: https://twitter.com/drupalmentoring/status/580547138163204096

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    decibel.places's picture

    Introduction: Randall Goya

    I have been using Drupal for about 10 years, since version 4.5 (I think).
    For the past 5 years I have been a Drupal Gun-for-Hire consultant for Enterprise organizations, mostly in NYC.
    I submit patches and contribute documentation on d.o.
    Soon I plan to start the process of contributing my first module for sharing block-level DOM elements via CORS.

    How I mentor

    • I help junior co-workers with Drush, Git, DevOps, best practices etc.
    • I help colleagues with specific issues (just ask me)
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    YesCT's picture

    [Meta] mentoring mentor meeting April 4 2015 UTC 20:30

    Start: 
    2015-04-04 20:30 - 22:00 UTC
    Organizers: 
    Event type: 
    Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

    Share what mentoring successes and challenges you have had. Do you want to get involved doing mentoring but not sure what to do? Want to help Drupal mentoring be successful? Join us. All help is welcome.

    We need:
    people who can help organize us,
    developers to help us with d.o issues that will effect contributor or mentor experience,
    planners to help with events,
    ... lots of different skills.

    Read more
    YesCT's picture

    [Meta] mentoring mentor meeting March 7 2014 UTC 20:30 -- Notes

    Notes from the March 7 meta mentoring meeting:

    I did not get permission from the attendees to post the notes... so this is a bare summary. Will get permission next time so more detail can be included.

    Meeting agenda/notes

    dev days

    drupal south

    IRC mentoring

    Issues

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    Reusable mentor indentifiers: shirts, buttons, for Drupal events

    Camps have thought they could benefit from mentor identifiers like DrupalCons have.

    It's expensive to print t-shirts for mentors for every Drupal event,
    events could print t-shirts that mentors bring back to other events.

    Benefits

    • Increased recognition through repetition, a global representation of mentors.
    • Simple for events, no need to design something new. Just locally source, re-using design.
    • A better fit for purpose, no need for event logos, they could even have the word "mentor" on them!
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