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ApacheCon Europe 2016
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Friday, November 18 • 11:00 - 11:50
How to Be a Bad Mentor for a Struggling Podling Subject to Terrible Policies - Roman Shaposhnik, Pivotal

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With major apologies to David Patterson for stealing the title of his last lecture https://s.apache.org/how_to_be_a_bad_professor (I guess he taught us well after all!) I would like to present this talk that focuses on Apache Incubator, its podlings and mentors. This presentation will start with an overview of common mistakes that I have observed while mentoring on my own and seeing others do the same. We will proceed to talking about misconceptions on both sides that make Apache Incubator policies appear daunting and bureaucratic. We will conclude by a 10 steps program aimed at helping podling master the Apache Way and graduate as quickly as possible. Finally, a few battle stories will be shared and wounds put on display. This former VP of Incubator has a few to show.

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Roman Shaposhnik

Director of Open Source, Pivotal Inc.
Roman Shaposhnik is a Director of Open Source at Pivotal Inc. He is a committer on Apache Hadoop, co-creator of Apache Bigtop and contributor to various other Hadoop ecosystem projects. He is also an ASF member and a former Chair of Apache Incubator. In his copious free time he managed to co-author "Practical Graph Analytics with Apache Giraph" and he also posts to twitter as @rhatr. Roman has been involved in Open Source software for more than a... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2016 11:00 - 11:50
Giralda III/IV

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