[Openstack] [openstack-community] Onboarding interested contributors to Openstack

Everett Toews everett.toews at RACKSPACE.COM
Wed Aug 27 21:40:37 UTC 2014

I think OpenStack Upstream Training [1] is pretty much exactly what you’re describing. Make sure to click on the More Details link there.

There will be one at the Paris Summit. [2]


[1] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/OpenStack_Upstream_Training
[2] http://www.openstack.org/blog/2014/08/openstack-upstream-training-in-paris/

On Aug 27, 2014, at 1:11 PM, Adam Lawson <alawson at aqorn.com<mailto:alawson at aqorn.com>> wrote:

I have an idea and hoping to get some thoughts on whether it's a good or bad idea.

Something I've been hearing the last couple summits is folks who have seen the light and want to get involved with the project is that they don't know where to go, where to start since the amount of information covered in the docs and projects they cover can be pretty overwhelming. Especially for the first time.

One of the ways I've seen complexity successfully navigated for newcomers is through a sort of guide/mentor program where someone hears what the newcomer determines the interest level, what they want to do, advises them where the greatest need currently is in that area, makes the necessary introductions and basically guides them through the process until they are in a project. Is there plans that accommodate interested people to get onboard with a sort of guided assist or mentor? If not per se, would there be any interest in it? Maybe not as its own program but as a Community sub-program that amounts to a welcoming committee.

Is this something that resonates with anyone or is it already being done somewhere?

Sort of like a "Start Here" for the new folks.

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