[openstack-dev] Regarding finding Mentors

Anita Kuno anteaya at anteaya.info
Sat Mar 28 15:57:45 UTC 2015

On 03/28/2015 10:58 AM, Jeremy Stanley wrote:
> On 2015-03-28 19:58:00 +0530 (+0530), Ganesh R wrote:
>> I am a newbie to OpenStack, very interested in contributing to
>> OpenStack development.
> Welcome!
> Perhaps you missed https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/How_To_Contribute
> which provides a lot of useful information about getting started
> contributing to our community in a variety of ways.
>> Is there any mentoring available to help in contributing to code
>> for bug fixes, features, etc. ?
> [...]
> There's https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/OpenStack_Upstream_Training
> which is an organized effort to introduce new people to our
> community and developer workflow. Beyond that I'm not aware of any
> general mentoring programs for newcomers, but we tend to all be a
> welcoming and helpful bunch. The easiest way to get involved is to
> just start trying to do the things you're interested in doing, and
> communicate regularly with the other people who are already doing
> the same things. You'll quickly get to know them, and they you. Just
> about everyone here is thrilled to have more help getting things
> done, so I imagine it won't take long to get ramped up and become
> productive.
Jeremy offers some good guidance here. The thing to keep in mind is that
you need to demonstrate that you will stick around. Everyone I have
talked to has done mentoring in an informal sense, but noone is going to
offer to take you on until you demonstrate that you are going to be here
tomorrow. We all have had lots of experience putting effort into
teaching someone a task who then doesn't follow through, so if you want
to show us you are worthy of our efforts to teach you something, show up
and then do it again tomorrow.

Thanks Ganesh,

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