We're looking to try out a mentorship program through the #code4lib channel on IRC Freenode. The idea is that experienced people who are willing to volunteer some time would provide 1-on-1 mentoring to those who would like to learn during an "Office hours" period, once a week. The idea is sort-of modelled on the Drupal project's Core Office Hours. If this sounds like something you'd like to contribute to, don't hesitate to add your name!
|Mentor name||IRC name||Social||Willing to help with||Office hours|
|Nick Ruest||ruebot||Twitter G+||Islandora||Fridays, 1-2 pm EST (pls ping in advance)|
|John Fink||jbfink||t G+||git||Fridays, 1-2pm EST or variable (ping in advance if you can)|
|Mike Giarlo||mjgiarlo||t G+ fb||Repository technology and architecture, Ruby, Git, Project Hydra, "Persistent identifiers"||Fridays, 1-5 pm EST (pls ping in advance)|
|Brian Kennison||briankenn||G+||xslt||Fridays, 1-2pm EST (let me know what works for you)|
|Tim Donohue||tdonohue||DSpace, repository technologies/integrations in general, SWORD protocol, digital preservation stuff||Weds, 1-4pm ET in #duraspace channel on IRC Freenode|
|Kevin Clarke||ksclarke||G+||xml (xslt, xquery, etc.); java||Fridays, 1-2pm EST (ping in advance if you can)|
Want to learn?
If you would like to have mentor support on a specific topic, add your name below. There may be members of our community not listed above who would be willing help you.
|Name||IRC name||Social||Looking to learn|
|Matt McCollow||mdm_||Twitter G+||Ruby/Rails|
|Nick Ruest||ruebot||Twitter G+||Getting better with Solr|
|John Fink||jbfink||t G+||Ruby/Rails|
|Max Klein||maxoclc||Data Munging basics in a language you recommend, interfacing with MySQL in php|