Consider the following benefits for mentors who participate in the mentoring program:

  • Give back by introducing new participants to project communities

  • Pass along to mentees the skills and expertise you have developed

  • Leverage mentees to help augment the existing developer community’s resources and efforts

  • Grow your project’s community by helping new developers get involved

Eligibility Rules

The following eligibility rules apply to program applicants: You:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must be a participant (administrator, contributor, and so on) in the project for which you want to be a mentor

  • Should have significant experience on the subject matter and the skills that the mentees will be developing

  • Must not be subject to any obligations to third parties (such as contractual obligations to an employer) that would restrict or prohibit performing as a mentor

  • Must be able to devote sufficient time to assisting one or more mentees on a regular basis throughout their mentorships


Consider the following mentorship responsibilities and duties before you apply to be a mentor: You will:

  • Review applicant eligibility

  • Review applicant contributions and be available to respond to applicant questions promptly

  • Judge applicant applications based on completing tasks and accept mentees

  • Assign tasks for the mentee

  • Track your mentees' progress

  • Write a graduation report for the mentee and refer the graduate to companies for interview opportunities

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