[openstack-dev] [First Contact][SIG] [PTG] Summary of Discussions

Jay S Bryant jungleboyj at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 18:54:06 UTC 2018

Good overview.  Thank you!

One additional goal I want to mention on the list, for awareness, is the 
fact that we would like to eventually get some consistency to the pages 
that the 'Contributor Guide' lands on for each of the projects.  Needs 
to be a page that is friendly to new contributors, makes it easy to 
learn about the project and is not overwhelming.

What exactly that looks like isn't defined yet but I have talked to 
Manila about this.  They were interested in working together on this.  
Cinder and Manila will work together to get something consistent put 
together and then we can work on spreading that to other projects once 
we have agreement from the SIG that the approach is agreeable.



On 3/5/2018 2:00 PM, Kendall Nelson wrote:
> Hello Everyone :)
> It was wonderful to see and talk with so many of you last week! For 
> those that couldn't attend our whole day of chats or those that 
> couldn't attend at all, I thought I would put forth a summary of our 
> discussions which were mostly noted in the etherpad[1]
> #Contributor Guide#
> - Walkthrough: We walked through every section of what exists and came 
> up with a variety of improvements on what is there. Most of these 
> items have been added to our StoryBoard project[2]. This came up again 
> Tuesday in docs sessions and I have added those items to StoryBoard as 
> well.
> - Google Analytics: It was discussed we should do something about 
> getting the contributor portal[3] to appear higher in Google searches 
> about onboarding. Not sure what all this entails. NEEDS AN OWNER IF 
> #Mission Statement#
> We updated our mission statement[4]! It now states:
> To provide a place for new contributors to come for information and 
> advice. This group will also analyze and document successful 
> contribution models while seeking out and providing information to new 
> members of the community.
> #Weekly Meeting#
> We discussed beginning a weekly meeting- optimized for APAC/Europe and 
> settled on 800 UTC in #openstack-meeting on Wednesdays. Proposed 
> here[5]. For now I added a section to our wiki for agenda 
> organization[6]. The two main items we want to cover on a weekly basis 
> are new contributor patches in gerrit and if anything has come up on 
> ask.openstack.org <http://ask.openstack.org> about contributors so 
> those will be standing agenda items.
> #Forum Session#
> We discussed proposing some forum sessions in order to get more 
> involvement from operators. Currently, our activities focus on 
> development activities and we would like to diversify. When this SIG 
> was first proposed we wanted to have two chairs- one to represent 
> developers and one to represent operators. We will propose a session 
> or two when the call for forum proposals go out (should be today).
> #IRC Channels#
> We want to get rid of #openstack-101 and begin using #openstack-dev 
> instead. The 101 channel isn't watched closely enough anymore and it 
> makes more sense to move onboarding activities (like in OpenStack 
> Upstream Institute) to a channel where there are people that can 
> answer questions rather than asking those to move to a new channel. 
> For those concerned about noise, OUI is run the weekend before the 
> summit when most people are traveling to the Summit anyway.
> #Ongoing Onboarding Efforts#
> - GSOC: Unfortunately we didn't get accepted this year. We will try 
> again next year.
> - Outreachy: Applications for the next round of interns are due March 
> 22nd, 2018 [7]. Decisions will be made by April and then internships 
> run May to August.
> - WoO Mentoring: The format of mentoring is changing from 1x1 to 
> cohorts focused on a single goal. If you are interested in helping 
> out, please contact me! I NEED HELP :)
> - Contributor guide: Please see the above section.
> - OpenStack Upstream Institute: It will be run, as usual, the weekend 
> before the Summit in Vancouver. Depending on how much progress is made 
> on the contributor guide, we will make use of it as opposed to slides 
> like previous renditions. There have also been a number of OpenStack 
> Days requesting we run it there as well. More details of those to come.
> #Project Liaisons#
> The list is filling out nicely, but we still need more coverage. If 
> you know someone from a project not listed that might be willing to 
> help, please reach out to them and get them added to our list [8].
> I thiiiiiink that is just about everything. Hopefully I at least 
> covered everything important :)
> Thanks Everyone!
> - Kendall Nelson (diablo_rojo)
> [1] PTG Etherpad https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/FC_SIG_Rocky_PTG
> [2] StoryBoard Tracker https://storyboard.openstack.org/#!/project/913 
> <https://storyboard.openstack.org/#%21/project/913>
> [3] Contributor Portal https://www.openstack.org/community/
> [4] Mission Statement Update https://review.openstack.org/#/c/548054/
> [5] Meeting Slot Proposal https://review.openstack.org/#/c/549849/
> [6] Meeting Agenda 
> https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/First_Contact_SIG#Meeting_Agenda
> [7] Outreachy https://www.outreachy.org/apply/
> [8] Project Liaisons 
> https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/First_Contact_SIG#Project_Liaisons
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