***Congratulations and welcome aboard the HPCC Systems project!***
The first thing that will happen is you will get an email . If you have been accepted as an intern, that email will come from Lorraine Chapman at LexisNexis.
GSoC students will received an email from the Google Summer of Code interface indicating that you have been accepted by HPCC Systems. Simply go into your dashboard and view your proposal which will indicate that it has been accepted. You will then receive a follow up email from our Org Admin, which will contain a more personal welcome to you and will also be circulated to your project mentor and other relevant members of the HPCC Systems team.
Community Bonding Period
While this information is directly relevant to GSoC students, we also observe this preparation time for interns.
This period starts immediately after the acceptance emails have been sent. It lasts for almost a month and gives you and us time to get to know each other and establish communication links.
There are several things that need to happen so that you can start your internship on time. The LexisNexis HR department will get in contact with you as part of the 'on boarding' process, needed to make sure you are known about in the system and can be paid at the appropriate time.
You and your mentor need to communicate regularly during this period the month of May to resolve any issues before the coding period starts. There may be more information you need, access to code or repositories, you will need a JIRA issue tracker account and you will need to get up to speed on how to check in code and become familiar with the review process.
You will be asked to join an introductory meeting with your mentor and the Org Admin Lorraine Chapman so we can introduce ourselves to each other. It's an informal meeting where we will discuss some administrative items such as:
- Writing a journal/blog and producing a weekly progress report for your mentor
- Mentor vacation time and any back up mentor requirements, public holidays etc
- Producing a YouTube video at the end demonstrating your work and experience working on an HPCC Systems project
- Using the Community Bonding Period month of May to download the system and sources, runs some examples, complete an online tutorial or ECL training course and read any information useful to the project.
You will be able to ask any questions you may have and discuss what else you may need to get started.
When the Community Bonding Period is overyour internship starts, you need to be in a position to start coding right away. You really don't want to waste the first few weeks of coding getting setup, so use the Community Bonding Period this time wisely.
Get to know your mentor and speak up if you need help or advice.