[openstack-dev] [all] Recording little everyday OpenStack successes

Ihar Hrachyshka ihrachys at redhat.com
Fri Oct 9 11:51:39 UTC 2015

> On 09 Oct 2015, at 11:42, Thierry Carrez <thierry at openstack.org> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> OpenStack has become quite big, and it's easier than ever to feel lost,
> to feel like nothing is really happening. It's more difficult than ever
> to feel part of a single community, and to celebrate little successes
> and progress.
> In a (small) effort to help with that, I suggested making it easier to
> record little moments of joy and small success bits. Those are usually
> not worth the effort of a blog post or a new mailing-list thread, but
> they show that our community makes progress *every day*.
> So whenever you feel like you made progress, or had a little success in
> your OpenStack adventures, or have some joyful moment to share, just
> throw the following message on your local IRC channel:
> #success [Your message here]
> The openstackstatus bot will take that and record it on this wiki page:
> https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Successes
> We'll add a few of those every week to the weekly newsletter (as part of
> the developer digest that we reecently added there).
> Caveats: Obviously that only works on channels where openstackstatus is
> present (the official OpenStack IRC channels), and we may remove entries
> that are off-topic or spam.
> So... please use #success liberally and record lttle everyday OpenStack
> successes. Share the joy and make the OpenStack community a happy place.

That is oh so cool! :)

Another IRC service that I find useful to encourage collaboration in teams is a karma bot. Something that would calculate <nickname>++ messages in tracked channels. Having such a lightweight and visible way to tell ‘thank you’ to a contributor would be great. Do we have plans to implement it in infra?


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