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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] [science-iwg] Facebook Open Academy for Winter 2016


At Ian's request, I expanded this a bit.

I am currently working with three students at Purdue University, all of which are upper level computer scientists. They are helping me to refactor some very old code in the Eclipse ICE UI to make it more extensible. I am dictating the architecture and writing a little code and they are taking it from there.

They average all together three to five pull requests a week of about three to five hundred lines each. They are using Bugzilla, Github, etc. and doing all of their development in ICE too. I visited them for a couple of days at the end of summer and I spend one hour a week with them in a Google Hangout and a couple of hours helping with their code through pull requests and tickets.

I'm looking forward to working with this program more in the future. The students have been awesome and ICE has gained a lot from it.


On Nov 16, 2015 9:13 PM, "Jay Jay Billings" <jayjaybillings@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:


FWIW, I just wanted to second what Andrea said: this is an awesome program and I've really enjoyed mentoring in it. I too highly recommend it. Philip Wenig might also be able to recommend it since he is participating too.


On Nov 16, 2015 1:56 PM, "Andrea Ross" <andrea.ross@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Dear Everyone,

Facebook Open Academy is now taking applicants for Winter 2016.

If you're not familiar, this is a program that involves top students from great Universities & Colleges matched to work on open source projects for the term. Students work roughly 8 to 10 hours per week to complete features, fix bugs, and generally participate in the project's community. Typically they do so working in groups of 4 or more.

Mentors are expected to invest a few hours per week to mentor. The program also includes a face to face code sprint running for 3 days. We anticipate multiple code sprint locations this winter including ones in North America, Europe, and Asia. (Facebook generously reimburses mentors for travel costs)

For what it's worth, I highly recommend the program.

If you are interested, please complete the application form ASAP. Thanks! Please do let me know of your interest so I can put a good word in with the FOA team.

Kind regards,


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