Outreachy, September-November 2020

In Blog Post: Google Summer of Code, June-August 2020 I've said:

I’ve decided to take a break from mentoring. (I might not take that advice. More about that soon.)

I didn't take my own advice. I will be mentoring @Harriet during the Outreachy internship. Her project is T266841: Outreachy 2020 - 2021 Proposal: Evaluate Microsoft Playwright as replacement for our browser automation. My co-mentors are previous Google-Summer-of-Code interns, @Vidhi-Mody and @Soham.

At one of our last meetings during Google-Summer-of-Code internship, I've suggested to @Vidhi-Mody and @Soham that mentoring could be a great next step in their careers. I didn't expect they would take my advice so seriously and act on it so quickly. They have noticed that Outreachy internship is soon and they have suggested two projects, T263221: Selenium Framework Cleanup and T262682: Evaluate Microsoft Playwright as replacement for our browser automation. We had 3 applicants for the first project, and 6 applicants for the second one. After a lot of thought and discussion we have decided to mentor @Harriet for the second project.

This time the application phase of the internship was not that busy for me (compared with the previous internship) because the vast majority of the work was done by @Vidhi-Mody and @Soham. This time I will mentor them, and they will mentor @Harriet. We've already met with her and discussed the internship in general and next steps.

If not before, I will write a review of the internship in March 2021, after it is over.


Written by zeljkofilipin on Nov 25 2020, 6:08 PM.
Senior Software Engineer in Test (Contractor)

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