Stream: new members

Topic: New person, looking for mentor

Robert Jacobson (Jun 22 2019 at 19:10, on Zulip):

Hi, I introduced myself on the internals discussion board: I’m looking for a mentor who could help me gear up in my involvement.

centril (Jun 22 2019 at 22:14, on Zulip):

Hey Robert; what sort of areas would you like to be involved in?

Robert Jacobson (Jun 23 2019 at 05:22, on Zulip):

I’d like to work on the compiler, as it has the highest density of problem domains that interest me (which are those domains I listed on the internals forum). Are there tasks that I can do that would also allow me to get familiar with the rustc code base and development process? I would like to eventually work up to the point of being able to participate in conversations about the type system, type/lifetime inference and other semantic analysis issues, and the algorithm design that services those aspects of the compiler. But right now I think I am at the software engineering equivalent of, “sweep the floors,” rather than, “design the building,” by which I mean I don’t know enough to be of use in major infrastructure conversations yet.

Zoxc (Jun 23 2019 at 06:27, on Zulip):

There's some stuff happening with const evaluation and MIR optimization now, probably not the easiest to start out with.

centril (Jun 23 2019 at 08:28, on Zulip):

@Robert Jacobson Here are some things you might be interested in looking at:


centril (Jun 23 2019 at 08:29, on Zulip):

There are also an assortment of bugs and cleanup tasks in the compiler if you want to do those ^^

Robert Jacobson (Jun 24 2019 at 01:23, on Zulip):

@centril Thanks! I will check it out.

centril (Jun 24 2019 at 01:23, on Zulip):


Frank Danny (Jul 12 2019 at 04:40, on Zulip):

Hello i need an e-mentor please i am new to open source contribution

Frank Danny (Jul 12 2019 at 04:43, on Zulip):

Can anyone please suggest a beginner roadmapShoud I start with documentation and testing or should i simply jump to development?

Frank Danny (Jul 12 2019 at 04:45, on Zulip):

Which area should i familliarize
myself first?

Ryan Lagasse (Aug 04 2019 at 11:53, on Zulip):

Hi! I'm new to Rust. What really excites me about the language is its applications to embedded systems as an alternative to C / C++.

I'd like to get started with some basic contributions: documentation, testing, first timers' pull-requests, etc.
This will be my first time really interacting with an open-source community, so I want to learn the right way.

After I get comfortable, I'd really like to help out on the embedded side of things.
If someone could refer me to a mentor in that area, that'd be awesome!

Ryan Lagasse (Aug 04 2019 at 11:54, on Zulip):

Status Update: Starting to work on my first issue. Learned about the E-easy tag.

simulacrum (Aug 04 2019 at 12:06, on Zulip):

@Ryan Lagasse I would reach out to the embedded working group about embedded, is a good place I think right now to find some docs. Let us know if you need any help!

Ryan Lagasse (Aug 04 2019 at 12:19, on Zulip):

Okay! I'll look into it!

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