Junior Developer Mentor Scheme

In order to help reduce the workload and expand the Arch Linux development team, we are considering bringing on some "Junior Developers". The new recruits would be mentored in the maintenance of a group of packages by a current developer, with the objective of eventually becoming a co-maintainer or the primary maintainer of those packages. Interested people should be prepared to read upstream mailing lists for the packages they are maintaining, investigate and (if necessary) follow-up with upstream any bug reports that are made on their packages. They should also have been using Arch Linux for a while and be familiar with the packaging system.

To apply, send an email to Allan (@archlinux.org) detailing your experience with Arch, the packaging system and general ability to track down bugs in software. Importantly, provide what group of packages you are interested in and any evidence of following the upstream development of those packages.