[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 18:05:27 UTC 2017
Thanks Doug, I didn't know what caused the "Welcome New Contributor"
thing show up in reviews, but that is exactly what I used to look for.
On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 1:52 PM, Doug Hellmann <doug at doughellmann.com> wrote:
> Excerpts from Amrith Kumar's message of 2017-10-13 13:32:54 -0400:
>> 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.
> This is a great point. It's easy to find new contributors because
> we have a bot that drops a welcome message on their patch, and
> gerrit can query by reviewer:
>> 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!
>>  http://openstack.markmail.org/thread/qadfotwkoj6alivj
>>  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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