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

Ildiko Vancsa ildiko.vancsa at gmail.com
Wed Sep 27 10:07:35 UTC 2017

> On 2017. Sep 26., at 19:19, Doug Hellmann <doug at doughellmann.com> wrote:
> Excerpts from Thierry Carrez's message of 2017-09-26 17:19:07 +0100:
>> 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.
> Sure, we can work "Welcome" into the name. Something like "Welcome
> Wagon" may be too much of a cultural idiom, but I'm sure we can come up
> with something positive.

I like “Welcome Wagon”. :)


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