[Openstack-sigs] [First Contact]Initial Ideas on forming the First Contact SIG

Ildiko Vancsa ildiko.vancsa at gmail.com
Wed Sep 27 10:06:48 UTC 2017

> On 2017. Sep 26., at 18:19, Thierry Carrez <thierry at openstack.org> wrote:
> Davanum Srinivas wrote:
>> Doug,
>> I'd like to add a reference to organizations that the new community
>> members belong too as the pressure comes from their chain of command
>> too:
>> How's this?
>> To proactively work with new community members and organizations to
>> help them become
>> effective contributors in OpenStack by sharing tips, information,
>> resources and guidance and
>> to facilitate collaboration between the people working on initiatives
>> related to community goals.
> +1 on calling it the "Welcome to OpenStack" group (or some other
> positive-sounding welcoming name). My worry was that we'd create a group
> that would be the new contributor police that would spread a "distrust
> by default" attitude. If that's tied into mentoring and accompanying
> contributors in their first steps in the OpenStack world, I'm all for it.

+1, the intention was/is definitely to strengthen the open and welcoming community environment rather than acting as police. I hope we can handle this without feeling the need for the latter.

I still think that gathering and looking into data should be part of the activities of this group so we can measure whether the activities we are doing are pointing to the right direction or we need to try other ways and methods to reach out and help.


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