Thanks for the fantastic response.
So far, I have signed up as mentors:
* Frans M.
* Katie R.
* Kevin H.
* Koen K.
* Luis L.
* Mans R.
* Mike Z.
* Philip B.
* Robert N.
* Mark Y.
* Jason K.
I have requests from the following that still need to fill out their profile:
* Soren S.
Cathy Wicks is signed up as the backup administrator.
This is all fantastic. I'm still wanting at least a 2:1 ratio (2
mentors for every 1 student) if possible, because I know we can all
get very busy and some of these projects can get a bit complex (and I
want to be sure we are screening students carefully and doing our best
to help them succeed). This should help us stay in-line with our
stated policy to Google: "TI-based mentors will have work-oriented
commitments. We will choose non-TI-based mentors with a history of
being involved in BeagleBoard.org projects and who are consistently
responsive via IRC and e-mail. We plan to have secondary (paired
mentors) and tertiary (general IRC channel) support for each project,
and mentors will also be expected to attend the weekly check-in
meetings on IRC. We will have a named contact in the same region
and/or company as any mentor to assist in "pinging" any AWOL mentor. "
Our fair share of students would be right around 7 (1,000 students /
150 mentoring organizations) and I've requested 8, so I'd like to get
a couple more mentors. I believe a couple more of you are planning to
sign up. I certainly hope so.
Help recruit students by blogging about some of the ideas that you
think are the coolest, hanging out at #gsoc on IRC to talk to
students, and spreading the word with all of the students that you
know. Cathy, can you also put the word out using your university