Mentors for this year’s Google Summer of Code blog about their experience being a mentor, the Mentor Summit at Google and the collaborative effort start an openSUSE mentoring page, 101.opensuse.org. View the blow here or read it below.
It is getting colder in Germany, so it’s a time to recap Google Summer of Code 2016. This year we had six great students and in August Google announced that all of our students successfully finished their projects. What great news!
This year was especially exciting as we did not make it into GSoC in 2015 and therefore all of our mentors and students worked particularly hard to prepare and realize this year’s edition.
Hernán Schmidt, a first time GSoC mentor, told us about “the great experience to guide a young developer and see him grow”. His student, Rishabh Saxena, who worked on the Open Source Event Manager (OSEM) writes in his final blog article that he learned test driven development and web security. He is now even participating in this year’s Mozilla Winter of Security!
Ana Maria Martinez Gomez, who also worked on OSEM, reports about the great experience of working in an Open Source community and attending the openSUSE Conference in Nuremberg.