[openstack-dev] [tc][election] Question for the candidates

Ildiko Vancsa ildiko.vancsa at gmail.com
Fri Oct 13 13:42:35 UTC 2017

By being involved in training activities and on-boarding new contributors to our community I would like to join to Emilien on his point.

I think we have a great, open and welcoming community already, but we still have many areas to improve. Teaching the new community members the processes and tools is essential and also the easier part.

The difficulty starts when they start to actively contribute to a project and they need to understand the mission, scope, architecture and dynamics of it to become a team member longer term and take on responsibilities. With smaller projects it is usually easier, while the more complex projects can be challenging both for the new team members and the core team.

With smaller groups we get back to a discussion periodically about encouraging the teams to do more mentoring and also about mentoring the mentors as we have a few experienced people and teams with good examples already. In my view the TC can help with putting emphasis on encouraging this mentality and direction besides looking into metrics.

Thanks and Best Regards,
(IRC: ildikov)

> On 2017. Oct 12., at 23:22, Emilien Macchi <emilien at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 11:38 AM, Ed Leafe <ed at leafe.com> wrote:
>> In the past year or so, has there been anything that made you think “I wish the TC would do something about that!” ? If so, what was it, and what would you have wanted the TC to do about it?
> I've been part of the TC during the past year (first time) but I still
> have an answer to that question.
> There is one thing I wish the TC would do more is to encourage
> projects to grow and empower trust in certain projects.
> Beside technical things, we want an healthy community and grow
> developer's knowledge so OpenStack can be a better place to
> contribute. I think some projects are doing well but some of them
> might need some mentoring on that front (maybe from some TC members).
> For example, I'm thinking about the way some projects handle core
> reviewers elections and their metrics used to do so. I think the TC
> might ensure that healthy metrics and discussion happen, so projects
> can scale.
> I'm happy to answer questions on that topic.
> Thanks Ed for this first question :-)
> -- 
> Emilien Macchi
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