The USA is a bit far away for us so passing this onwards - anyone USA-based interested in mentoring a hackathon? We'd be happy for y'all to attend as an InterMine community representative. Some notes:
I've mentored similar hacks in the past and generally found them to be fun and full of unexpected but interesting interactions.
Travel & accommodation within the USA is sponsored
Mentors ideally would help out newbies making pull requests. We could help come up with a set of InterMiney issues to work on, but there are some already here: http://intermine.org/contributing/
The hack looks like it is probably overnight, but at the ones I've been to, mentors went to hotels to sleep (if they wished!) and came back in the morning.
There's a decent chance of swag to take home :) and we can probably arrange to get some InterMiney swag to you if you are able to go.
---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Misha Patel<[hidden email]> Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 at 18:42 Subject: Open Source Hackathon Mentorship Invitation To: <[hidden email]>
My name is Misha Patel and I’m reaching out on behalf of the HackIllinois Outreach team. HackIllinois is a 36-hour collegiate Open Source hackathon that takes place annually at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. This year, it will be from February 28th-March 1st, 2020. Our mission is to introduce college students to Open Source, while giving back to the community. We strive to create a collaborative environment in which our attendees can learn from and work with developers to make their own contributions. In past years, we’ve had developers from prominent projects such as npm, Rust, and Apache come to mentor students from our pool of 900+ attendees.
We’d love it if you could pass along this message to the InterMine community or any individuals you believe would be interested. We will provide meals throughout the event and can reimburse for travel and lodging up to a certain amount depending on where in the US people are coming from. More information on mentorship can be found at hackillinois.org/mentor. You can also visit opensource.hackillinois.org to see what kinds of projects were represented at our event last year.
We'd be more than happy to discuss this further. Please have any interested individuals contact us at [hidden email]. Looking forward to hearing back!
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