Mentoring comes to Launchpad

There’s something new in Launchpad this week: mentoring.

The Ubuntu community is proof that free software works best when we work together. It’s not always easy for new participants to get started, though.

Launchpad’s new mentoring framework is a simple way to help new community members learn the ropes. With it you can:

  • Offer to mentor people who want to fix a bug or implement a blueprint.
  • Provide a list of items that are relevant to your project and for which mentorship is available.
  • Provide a list of items that would be a good starting point for someone who wants to join one of your teams
  • See what mentorship offers individuals are currently making.

Anyone who is a member of at least one Launchpad team can offer mentorship and there’s no admin for project or team leaders as it’s entirely based on commitments made by individuals.

You can find out more in the Launchpad guide to mentoring management.

The Launchpad team have been busy elsewhere, too! With three new code release recently, there’s a whole load of new features and bug fixes. Full details are in the release notes.

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