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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] [science-iwg] Facebook Open Academy for Winter 2016

Everyone,

FWIW, I just wanted to second what Andrea said: this is an awesome program and I've really enjoyed mentoring in it. I too highly recommend it. Philip Wenig might also be able to recommend it since he is participating too.

Jay

On Nov 16, 2015 1:56 PM, "Andrea Ross" <andrea.ross@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Dear Everyone,

Facebook Open Academy is now taking applicants for Winter 2016.

If you're not familiar, this is a program that involves top students from great Universities & Colleges matched to work on open source projects for the term. Students work roughly 8 to 10 hours per week to complete features, fix bugs, and generally participate in the project's community. Typically they do so working in groups of 4 or more.

Mentors are expected to invest a few hours per week to mentor. The program also includes a face to face code sprint running for 3 days. We anticipate multiple code sprint locations this winter including ones in North America, Europe, and Asia. (Facebook generously reimburses mentors for travel costs)

For what it's worth, I highly recommend the program.

If you are interested, please complete the application form ASAP. Thanks! Please do let me know of your interest so I can put a good word in with the FOA team.

Kind regards,

Andrea

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