Linux Foundation CommunityBridge Mentorship Program - Codeuino Mentorship

This page contains the details of how to participate with "Codeuino Mentorship" Program

CommunityBridge by The Linux Foundation

Community Bridge is a platform developed by The Linux Foundation, which accelerates the adoption, innovation, and sustainability of open-source software.

Community Bridge is actively used by the Codeuino as a mentorship platform across its projects and can be found with the name "Codeuino Mentorship" on the CommunityBridge Platform.

Codeuino Mentorship

Codeuino Mentorship is a 3 months program, run under The Linux Foundation CommunityBridge platform for various "terms" in a year.

This program is designed to help developers with the necessary skills - experiment, learn, and contribute effectively to open source communities, which can initially seem overwhelmingly vast.

"Terms" here means a different time period. For example, currently, we have for Summer2020. It can be Fall, Winter, or Spring time period and these different time periods reflect as "terms". Any name can be given to terms.

Following are the core goals of the Mentorship Program:

  • Help mentees learn and enhance their technical skills, and inspire them to become long-term active contributors.

  • Teach aspiring developers the open-source culture and collaboration norms, and guide them to participate in the open-source community more effectively by using collaboration tools and infrastructure.

  • Strengthen projects and the communities that are crucial to the Linux ecosystem by improving security and quality of releases.

  • Provide a skilled and diverse talent pool of prospective employees trained by experts to companies in the ecosystem of related technology.

  • Add well-trained and educated diverse talent to projects, and inspire them to write code for open-source software products for the benefit of the entire community and users.

Submitting your Application

NOTE: In order to apply to the "Codeuino Mentorship" program you should submit your application on this portal

NOTE: Just to let you know that for Term Summer 2020, we just planned to accept only 2 mentees under the Codeuino Mentorship program.

Eligibility Rules for Mentees

The following eligibility rules apply to program applicants. You must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Currently involved with a university

  • Be eligible to work in the country and jurisdiction where you will be participating in the Mentorship program

  • Not reside in a country or jurisdiction where participation in the mentorship is prohibited under applicable U.S. federal, state or local laws or the laws of other countries

  • Not actively participating in another CommunityBridge mentorship program.

  • Be seeking to participate on your own behalf as an individual

  • Not be subject to any existing obligations to third parties (such as contractual obligations to an employer) that would restrict or prohibit your participation in the Mentorship program

Program Structure for "Term: Summer 2020"

The CommunityBridge Mentorship program is a 12-week full-time program. There will be a time period for prerequisite tasks completion, skill evaluation, review, and selection process prior to the starting of actual training.

Time Period

Purpose

July 1, 2020 - July 15, 2020

Mentees submit applications

July 25, 2020

Mentees are announced

August 1, 2020

The official coding period starts

October 31, 2020

Coding period ends

Phase-by-Phase Process

  1. Reviewing Submitted Application: After you submit your application, and apply to project(s), it takes a minimum of two weeks of time to evaluate your application. You are advised to complete the prerequisite tasks during this time period failing which your application will not be considered for the mentorship program. You can check your application status by navigating to your Linux Foundation account.

  2. Mentee Contract: If you are selected for the mentorship program, you will be contacted through email or phone, and you will have to undergo contract and HR processes.

  3. Mentee Working: This is the time when you actually learn and contribute to the community. During this period, you are expected to dedicate your quality time, and work with your mentor in structuring a project planning, understanding open-source culture, development tooling and infrastructure, making steady progress towards completing objectives, milestones, and tasks as defined in the project plan, and actively contribute to the community to successfully complete the course. You can start by making small contributions to the projects. You are highly encouraged to contribute to documentation.

  4. Evaluation: You will be evaluated on a periodic basis by your mentors. The reason behind this is to get feedback from your mentor about your progress and to check if you are completing your objectives and milestones as per the project planning, and are actively participating in community discussions, and so on. Note: Depending on the project, there will be three or four evaluations during the entire program. Based on your evaluation report, the stipend will be released.

  5. Stipend: Payments happen after completion of each evaluation time. Stipends are released if your evaluation report shows satisfactory progress of your mentorship training. The total stipend amount is paid phase-wise after each evaluation, and the stipend amount for each evaluation varies from project to project.

  6. Letter of Completion: If you successfully finish the program by completing all your project milestones, deliverables, and assigned tasks, which may include an exam, you will also be asked to write and publish a blog to receive a digital Letter of Completion at the end of the program. Hurray! You graduated. Note: Get in touch with your Program Manager or Mentor to help you with writing and publishing a blog.

What is the Mentorship Stipend?

A stipend is a periodic payment for your participation as a mentee in the Mentorship program. A stipend and other incentives support and encourage mentees to participate. Funding for stipends and other perks is determined solely by each project. After you complete the prerequisite qualifications and are accepted to the program, you become eligible to receive a stipend.

How much stipend amount will I receive?

Stipend amounts are calculated based on your location.

How is my location determined?

Your location is determined by where you currently reside, that is the country of current residence. If you are enrolled at an online institution or are a recent graduate, your stipend is determined by the location of your permanent residence.

How are the stipend amounts determined?

We are using a Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) based calculation to determine the stipend. We start with a base amount of 6000 USD and then adjust it based on each country's PPP value. There is a minimum (3000 USD) and maximum (6600 USD) stipend amount. The base amount takes into consideration the fact that many universities are in urban centers which can be more expensive than other parts of the country.

What is Purchasing Power Parity? (PPP)

Purchasing Power Parity is a way to estimate the exchange rate between two currencies to determine equivalent purchasing power. For details, refer the following links:

Codeuino Mentorship Program Coordinators

Program Administrator

  • Jaskirat Singh

Project mentors

  • Devesh Verma

  • Vaibhav Aren

  • Siddharth Simharaju

Feel free to join Codeuino's communication channel at slack.codeuino.org for any queries and discussions.

Do not forget to read Mentees Guide by The Linux Foundation

Citing the source of this documentation: CommunityBridge Documentation by The Linux Foundation