Researching SEED Mentors

Over the last several days, I've spent a lot of time researching potential mentors for my upcoming SEED term. Wow...the folks that run the SEED program weren't kidding - selecting a mentor may be the hardest part of the program. And I guess there's some worst case planning going on since I must select 15 potential mentors, in ranked order, with a description of why I'd like to be mentored by that individual.

It's the why part that becomes most difficult. As I've been researching, I've noticed a near polarization of our engineers at Sun in one regard - self-provided background information. Things like personal web pages, a blog, and so forth. As I dug deeper, I found that OpenSolaris and the java.net weblogs were useful sources of data as several folks had postings and profiles there. And, of course, Google proved invaluable yet again. Is it ironic that I can find more about Sun folks on sites external to the company? Maybe. Maybe not.

And, for any future SEED participants that may consider myself as a mentor, here's some pointer excerpts from my Sun-internal SEED page:

:wq

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