[openstack-dev] [tc][election] Question for candidates: How do you think we can make our community more inclusive?

Amrith Kumar amrith.kumar at gmail.com
Fri Oct 13 17:32:54 UTC 2017


Some months back I looked at a slide that Thierry showed at a meeting;
it showed contributor statistics and it showed that there were a large
number of contributors who made exactly 1 commit which sometimes got
merged, but there was a huge drop off from 1 commit to 2 commits!

So I got to thinking about what could cause that and how one could get
to the second commit (once you're hooked, you are hooked!).

To that end, I tried to give priority to first time committers; if I
saw a commit that said "New Contributor", I try to not only thank them
for it, but also be much more responsive. I hope that helped at least
one contributor go from 1st commit to 2nd commit.

Other than that, working (with Dims) trying to take up a number of
initiatives that bring new contributors to OpenStack including

- speaking to university students (a project I proposed a while back
called OpenStack in the classroom[1])
- making presentations at Summit(s) meetups, and any other place which
will have us to tell people about OpenStack[2].
- participate (as a mentor) in the OpenStack mentorship program, the
Women of OpenStack program, and a myriad of other non-OpenStack
community development programs

Shameless plug for Dims & my presentation at Summit in Sydney about
contributing to OpenStack [2].

Thanks for the question!


[1] http://openstack.markmail.org/thread/qadfotwkoj6alivj
[2] https://www.openstack.org/summit/sydney-2017/summit-schedule/events/19116/getting-started-with-contributing-to-openstack-dos-and-donts

On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 8:45 AM, Flavio Percoco <flavio at redhat.com> wrote:
> Greetings,
> Some of you, TC candidates, expressed concerns about diversity and
> inclusiveness
> (or inclusivity, depending on your taste) in your candidacy. I believe this
> is a
> broad, and some times ill-used, topic so, I'd like to know, from y'all, how
> you
> think we could make our community more inclusive. What areas would you
> improve
> first?
> Thank you,
> Flavio
> --
> @flaper87
> Flavio Percoco
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