Mentorship makes it easy to sponsor and help train the next generation of open source developers by serving key needs of the community, including…
Struggle to attract new contributors from the community
So we need to give them better reasons to stay engaged
Because we don’t have the resources needed to train mentees
We don’t know how to attract more under-represented groups
The Linux Foundation’s Mentorship Programs are designed to help developers with the necessary skills–many of whom are first-time open source contributors–experiment, learn, and contribute effectively to open source communities. More than 190 mentees have been accepted since the programs started in 2019, participating in 96 mentorship programs.
In addition to these programs, the Linux Foundation continues support for diversity and inclusion with expanded mentorship program co-sponsored by Intel in response to COVID-19.
The Linux Foundation has invested over $2.5M in support of first-time and underrepresented open source contributors. This has funded mentorship programs, sponsored diversity and inclusion initiatives and scholarships, and enabled aspiring developers from diverse backgrounds to attend events around the world.
This program is designed to help developers with the necessary skills—many of whom are first-time open source contributors—experiment, learn, and contribute effectively to open source communities.
Thank you Intel for your generous donation of $250,000 to support this program.
Find talented new contributors to help grow your project by hosting a mentorship program. Get access to the resources you need to build and manage a successful program through the Mentorship platform.
Expand your recruitment efforts by building a more diverse and talented open source community. By sponsoring mentorship programs you’re creating a pool of highly skilled potential candidates.
Build relationships, grow your expertise, and help others by becoming a mentor. The Mentorship platform provides you with the resources you need.
Dive right into the open source community and learn from top project maintainers. Build your expertise with hands-on experience and free access to premium Linux Foundation trainings.
View mentorship details including mentor and mentee participants, project terms, and supporting organizations.
Neutral non-profit (LF) provides documentation, program guides, financial support, and support for international students.
Opportunities are recommended to applicants based on how well their skills match the project needs.
Launch crowdfunding campaigns to generate funding for stipends and other perks for your mentees.
Track progress of your mentorship and review mentee progress through a robust task management system.
Mentees receive a certificate upon successful completion of their mentorship program.