Deadline Friday, February 22: Call for 2019 Hyperleger Internship Projects and Mentors
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Dear Hyperledger Community Members,
Hyperledger is expanding the internship program to fund 15 internship projects this year. The internship program is aimed at creating a structured hands-on learning opportunity for new developers who may otherwise lack the opportunity to gain exposure to Hyperledger open source development and entry into the technical community. Additional program information, including the program timeline, is available on the wiki.
This is a great contribution opportunity for community members like you to get involved. Whether you're looking for fresh ideas or perspectives, or mentoring opportunities, or additional contributors for your project, the internship program provides a pathway for you to work with aspiring student developers.
Please submit a project proposal and volunteer yourself as a mentor; the deadline for submission is this Friday, February 22nd.
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From: Min Yu <myu@...>
Date: Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 9:54 AM
Subject: Get Involved! Become a Mentor for an Intern >> Call for 2019 Hyperleger Internship Projects and Mentors
To: <hyperledger-discuss@...>, <hyperledger-tsc@...>, <ambassadors@...>, <universities@...>
Hyperledger Technical Community -
Read below testimonials from former mentors. We encourage you to get involved and become a mentor for an intern this year. The deadline to submit a project proposal is Friday next week, February 22nd.
"The internship program was a great experience for my co-mentor and me. We found an intern who showed a ton of potential and was eager to learn and looking for a good first step into the real world. Though the time differences and our conflicting schedules presented us with some challenges, the end result really made everything worth it. Our intern was successful in completing her project, we got a new feature added to the fabric chaincode evm, and our intern left with skills that could help her throughout her career. The internship is a great way to bring some fresh eyes into our community but also an opportunity for those already in it to find ways to make it better." - Swetha Repakula, IBM, 2018 Mentor
"As a mentor, I find it's a wonderful experience to help the intern students to get involved into the open source projects, where they show lots of passions and self-motivations. University are the birthplace of open source, and it's always a great honor to help these fledging blockchain researchers&engineers." - Baohua Yang, Oracle, 2017 and 2018 Mentor
"Having a chance to work with someone who is both new to Hyperledger and early in their software engineering career brings new perspectives that are important. A risk of working on the same thing for too long is that you get used to the way things are and don’t stop and question why something is done in a particular way and if there may be a new or better alternative. Being a mentor requires you to both be able to explain the existing architecture and answer those “why” questions that you may have ignored otherwise." - Sheehan Anderson, State Street, 2018 Mentor
On Mon, Jan 28, 2019 at 10:59 AM Min Yu <myu@...> wrote: