Google Code-in/Mentors

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Here is a short introduction to the various mentors for MetaBrainz' Google Code-in 2015.

Administrators

Freso (@MusicBrainz, Freso @ IRC; UTC+0100)
Official MetaBrainz Community Manager (yes, that's his actual job), all-round MetaBrainz knowledge
reosarevok (@MusicBrainz, reosarevok @ IRC; UTC+0200)
Master of Style and overall MusicBrainz guy; has the 2nd most number of applied edits to MusicBrainz of all time!
Roman (@MusicBrainz, Gentlecat @ IRC; UTC+0100)
One of the primary developers of CritiqueBrainz, AcousticBrainz, and the MetaBrainz and ListenBrainz websites in addition to being one of the official (ie., paid) MusicBrainz developers.

Mentors

Wieland "Mineo" Hoffmann (@MusicBrainz, Mineo @ IRC; UTC+0100)
Developer of everything that even remotely looks like Python, but mostly Picard.
Mihai "d4rkie" Spinei (@MusicBrainz, Nyanko-sensei / D4RK-PH0ENiX @ IRC; UTC+0900)
David Saunders (@MusicBrainz, drsaunders @ IRC; UTC-0500)
MusicBrainz editor with the very most accepted edits of all time! Will mostly be mentoring tasks related to MusicBrainz editing.
sampsyo (@MusicBrainz, sampsyo @ IRC; UTC-0{5-8}00)
Author and primary developer of beets and will mostly mentor tasks related to this.
Alex / caller#6 (@MusicBrainz, CallerNo6 @ IRC; PST (UTC-0800))
Occasional editor, sometimes involved in Style and documentation.
Ben / LordSputnik (@BookBrainz, @MusicBrainz, LordSputnik @ IRC; UTC+0000)
Lead developer of BookBrainz, with experience of Node.js, Python, beets and mutagen. Started out editing MusicBrainz.

I want to be a mentor too!

Great! Read https://gist.github.com/Freso/315f0ac13a1303fcb91e first to be sure. Still want to be a mentor? Alright! If you are already involved in any of the MetaBrainz projects, just go ahead and poke Freso in #metabrainz on IRC. If you're not, the below are some highly suggested tasks to get you familiar with the various MetaBrainz projects:

  1. Read How to Contribute (MusicBrainz) - this one is mandatory!
    1. Add at least one release that isn't in the database yet
  2. Write a review for at least one album or concert on CritiqueBrainz (if the concert or album isn't in MusicBrainz yet; add it)
  3. Tag some of your music files with MusicBrainz Picard and play around with its settings.
    1. Submit AcoustIDs for the album(s)/release(s) you added earlier.
  4. Analyse the music from the album(s)/release(s) you have and submit that analysis to AcousticBrainz
  5. (If you have a Last.FM account) Go to ListenBrainz and import your Last.FM data.
  6. ...

You should preferably be able to do the above with only little tuition from #musicbrainz and #metabrainz or you might need to invest more time than what is available before Dec. 7th if you wish to be a mentor.

Note: Even doing all the above tasks and more, you are still not guaranteed to become a mentor. Stick around during and after the GCI and become known in the community and you will have a much better shot next year!