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link:https://docs.fedoraproject.org[Fedora Technical and Community Documentation]
link:https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_use_IRC[How to use IRC]
link:https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Development[Information about Development in Fedora]
Student Responsibilities
You are the key ingredient for your project's success. This project is important to you, your mentor, and the entire Fedora Community.
Your responsibilities include:
Communicating early and often with your mentor.
Blogging every week about what you're learning, how you're doing, challenges and successes. This is key way to keep the entire Fedora Community informed.
Working with your mentor on realistic achievable milestones that provide for regular deliverables and feedback.
Attending the brief student calls, as announced
Being accountable for your success and your actions
Mentor Information
If you are contacted directly by a student, we encourage you to reply and include the mailing list and/or IRC channel to keep the process transparent and to ensure the inquiry is able to be answered by more people than just you.
How to Propose a Project
If you want to mentor a specific project, think carefully about several things:
Do you have enough time to work on this with the student during the entire project. You will be helping someone else when they get stuck. You don't want to become a blocker because you're busy.
It is harder to find success when you are completely certain of how an idea needs to be implemented; finding a student with the skills and interest to implement a specific solution is a lot harder than finding a student with enough skills to respond to a use case need. Also, students learn more when they help design and guide the project. In other words, provide guidance and direction but let the student do some of the "driving."
Where you can have looser ideas, you may be able to find a student who works as a sort-of intern who can implement a solution to a use case you have. In past experiences, students going after a use case are more likely to get somewhere with self-direction and support from you.
Who can help you? Try to find a second mentor for the project.
If you're interested in working with a student on a specific project you should post your idea to the https://pagure.io/mentored-projects/issues[Mentored Projects Issue Tracker]. Your issue should be tagged *Outreachy* and use the *Outreachy - Proposed Project* template. We strongly encourage you to find a second person to help with mentoring and to solicit feedback on your proposal