Joint mentoring programme of ICFOSS, ASF

Thiruvananthapuram, June 4 (IANS) State-owned International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS) will have a joint mentoring programme with the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) to identify talented software developers from Kerala.

The ASF is one of the largest and most reputed producers of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in the world.

The programme targeted at young developers with demonstrable programming skills -including students and fresh graduates – will start off with a three-day boot camp June 17-19.

The programme will be led by Luciano Resende, ASF vice president, Community Development.

At the end of the workshop, the participants will identify an ASF project of their interest, and then produce a software project proposal which will be short-listed for the mentoring programme by the ASF.

During the three-month project-implementation phase, the participants will interact with the ASF volunteers who will help them and bring them up to speed in areas where they require support.

“The ASF has been participating in several mentoring initiatives around the world, and for the first time in India, it’s now partnering in a pilot project with ICFOSS,” said Resende.

ICFOSS director Satish Babu said the larger objective of the programme is to create a group of FOSS developers in Kerala who will be able to fit well into global teams.

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