Since joining the Linux Foundation, I have been working to build out a new mentoring initiative. Today I am excited to announce our new Linux Kernel Mentorship Program on CommunityBridge, a platform that will bring opportunities for new developers to join and learn from our community and improve it at the same time.
CommunityBridge is a place where kernel mentors can sign up to share their expertise and pair them with anyone who has the basic skills to apply to work and learn from our community as selected mentees. CommunityBridge will give individuals the opportunity to get paid $5500 plus a $500 travel stipend for a 12-week program to learn from us and solve problems such as finding and fixing bugs that will make the kernel more stable and secure. At the end of the program, mentees will also be paired with CommunityBridge employers for opportunities to interview with some of the top names in tech.
What’s more, in order to improve diversity in our community, the Linux Foundation will provide full financial sponsorship for the first 5 mentees from diverse backgrounds in the upcoming summer session starting this April. Even more, the Linux Foundation will match dollar for dollar for donations to support the first 100 diverse mentees across all projects hosted on the CommunityBridge platform.
Read more at the Linux Foundation