Re: CNCF SIG Contributor Experience Proposal


Matt Klein
 

Big +1 from me. Very excited to see this SIG form as I think this is an area that many projects struggle with. The projects that don't struggle with this have some very overworked maintainers. ;)


On Fri, Jan 17, 2020 at 2:49 PM Paris Pittman via Lists.Cncf.Io <parispittman=google.com@...> wrote:
Hi TOC and community,

I'm watching the emails fly by re: maintainer things so figured no time like the present to send this start of a proposal along. I've been working on it for a few weeks and getting input. I think I'm a first-time poster, very-long-time lurker to this list, hello! 

I recently stepped back from my role as co-chair for Kubernetes Contributor Experience Special Interest Group that I held for 2 years. Sarah Novotny, Brian Grant, Phil Wittrock and many(!) others decided that a place for intentional contributor community building was necessary and I'm glad they did. I believe it's the secret sauce but yes - I'm bias. :)

A group like this[1] could help many stakeholders, as outlined in this work-in-progress doc, including engaging the end user community in new ways, and current cncf projects that don't have a ContribEx/CommComm (nod to nodejs). It's important to note in the out-of-scope section, this group isn't going to do the work for your project but will help you get there and learn together. I've spoken to some TOC members and many project maintainers about this. 

Notes:
  • This is a pretty broad charter that should absolutely be trimmed down after formation, discovery, and some other kick off activities. 
  • Left broad as most of the work will depend on the known gaps and the contributors/community members who step forward to help with them.

paris

[1] https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UYIp55jsEn7hSGHOh4sXXx_VnqPL0E0upsWCUZB5Tn8/edit?usp=sharing 






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