[llvm-dev] [cfe-dev] BoF: Raising Next Generation of LLVM Developers

Alex Bradbury via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue Nov 1 06:21:03 PDT 2016

On 31 October 2016 at 13:20, Vassil Vassilev via cfe-dev
<cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
>   We think dedicating a BoF could kick off a fruitful discussion if we get
> all parties involved. Firstly, sharing experience and getting more people
> interested in mentoring will help. Secondly, asking the participating (ex-)
> students can give us better understanding of the daily issues they have/had.
> Lastly, potentially involving HR people could help to transition our best
> students (or unemployed contributors) to more stable positions and thus
> keeping them around longer.
>   We have thought of a several potential directions for this BoF:
>   * Discuss how to make contributions to llvm easier. Eg. classify the
> bugs/fixmes for newbies and put them online...

Hi Vassil. This is a fantastic idea for a BoF. I'd perhaps add
improved documentation and tutorials to the list.

I've just shared a very straight-forward RFC based on a lightning talk
on the same topic at the LLVM Cauldron earlier this year, which may
also be of interest



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