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From "Nick Burch (Commented) (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COMDEV-64) Attention Programmers-Developers-Mentoring
Date Tue, 18 Oct 2011 21:51:11 GMT


Nick Burch commented on COMDEV-64:

Hi James

One of the mentoring programs we offer at Apache is the "Local Mentors Program". You can read
more about it at , but in summary it provides
a way for people to meet up with experienced Apache developers who live near them, who'll
be happy to answer some questions and provide mentoring and direction over a coffee / beer
/ etc

Being based in Knoxville you're in luck, as there is someone nearby who's a member of the

It'd be worth you getting in touch with Matt, and seeing if he'd be able to meet up for a
brief chat at some point to help you out. He may not be able to help with everything, but
he should have ideas on any parts he can't assist with, and he's only up the road!
> Attention Programmers-Developers-Mentoring
> ------------------------------------------
>                 Key: COMDEV-64
>                 URL:
>             Project: Community Development
>          Issue Type: Question
>          Components: Mentoring
>            Reporter: James Hunter
>            Priority: Trivial
>              Labels: mentor
> Greetings,
>           My name is James Hunter. I am studying to become a computer programmer at Pellissippi
State Technical Community College in Knoxville, TN.  I am writing you in hopes that you may
be able to assist me with a college assignment that I working on.
> I have to according to my instructor:
>           "Complete & Submit the Career Project Proposal prior to interviewing or
shadowing.  Interview someone in your desired career or volunteer or job shadow in your chosen
career. Some careers make job shadowing difficult.  For example, a psychologist can't allow
you to sit in on a counseling session. In a case like this, you will interview instead of
job shadow.  You must have a signature and their contact information from the person you are
> Although she ask for a signature this is not necessary but I would like to interview
you if it this possible. Please let me know if this is something that you would be willing
to do, I am sorry that I am approaching you in an e-mail for this but I don't know anyone
in the computer programming field. Thank you for your attention.
> Sincerely,
> James Hunter 

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