[openstack-dev] [tc][election] Question for candidates: How do you think we can make our community more inclusive?
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)
- making presentations at Summit(s) meetups, and any other place which
will have us to tell people about OpenStack.
- 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 .
Thanks for the question!
On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 8:45 AM, Flavio Percoco <flavio at redhat.com> wrote:
> Some of you, TC candidates, expressed concerns about diversity and
> (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
> think we could make our community more inclusive. What areas would you
> Thank you,
> Flavio Percoco
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