In this 30 minute session, we will explore the projects we have been working on with Contributor Experience and the future work we have on deck. We will provide an update to the following projects and have information on how to get involved.
is responsible for improving the experience of those who upstream contribute to the Kubernetes project. We do this by creating, and maintaining programs and processes that promote community health and reduce project friction, while retiring those programs and processes that don't. Being conscientious of our contributor base is critical to scaling the project, growing the ecosystem, and helping the project succeed.” - SIG Contributor Experience Charter
overall community repo, including community group documentation and operations. • Community Management - Manages operations and policy for upstream community group communication platforms. • Contributor Documentation - Writes and maintains documentation around contributing to Kubernetes, including the Contributor's Guide, Developer's Guide, and contributor website. • Devstats - Maintains and updates https://k8s.devstats.cncf.io, including taking requests for new charts. https://git.k8s.io/community/sig-contributor-experience#subprojects
contributor-focused events, such as the Contributor Summit. Event Teams are part of this subproject. • GitHub Management - Manages and controls Github permissions, repos, and groups, including Org Membership. • K8s.io - Creates and maintains shortcuts and automation apps running in the k8s.io domain. • Mentoring - Oversees and develops programs for helping contributors ascend the contributor ladder, including the New Contributor Workshops, Meet Our Contributors, and other programs. • Slack Infra - Creates and maintains tools and automation for Kubernetes Slack. https://git.k8s.io/community/sig-contributor-experience#subprojects
have public meetings with notes on the community calendar ◦ Join the list of the thing you’re interested in • YouTube ◦ Check out youtube.com/kubernetescommunity ◦ Stream team is looking for more members, speciﬁcally on the West Coast US “The last remnants of the old republic are being swept away ...eventually”
“Meta of the meta” - governance documentation, election procedures, values.md, anything steering wants us to oversee or janitorialize. • Zoom ◦ TLDR: Keep your clients up to date • discuss.k8s.io ◦ Community forum with related k8s topics • Moderators ◦ Always looking, especially APAC.
signiﬁcantly! • Launched a communication framework to provide clear and regular updates. • Wrote multiple blog posts on SIGs that resulted in new contributors! (Editorial board) • New Contributor Twitter account launched - @k8sContributors Community Mgmnt Upstream Marketing? Channels Needs Feedback Appreciated ICYMI Priority Action Required Up next • Scope and release of a message syndication bot. • Simplify our issue template based on initial feedback. • Continue community group blog series.
hiatus due to world events, more to follow. ◦ Potentially going to host virtual event. • Upcoming Steering Committee election ◦ Announcement will be sent to kubernetes-dev mailing list. • Kubernetes Oﬃce Hours
groups, including Org Membership. • GitHub Org Clean up is done \o/ ◦ Community Membership Guidelines have been updated to support off-boarding members ◦ Members with NO activity across any of the Kubernetes Orgs for 18 months will be removed and asked to go through org membership process again • Kubernetes-incubator should be retired by the end of August • Upcoming: Pruning inactive repos in the Kubernetes org
and approve proposals for subproject - Responsibility and leadership for entire repository/directory Approver - Approve contributions for acceptance - Highly experienced reviewer and contributor in subproject Reviewer - History of reviewing; reviews frequently - Authorship in subproject Member - Active contributor to the project - Sponsored by two Reviewers Non-member Contributors
AMA with current contributors ◦ Group Mentoring Cohorts - Semi-structured group mentoring initiative with a small group of people ◦ Shadow Programs (Building Teams) - Scalable apprenticeship program ◦ 1:1 Hour - Pair with someone in the ecosystem ◦ Google Summer of Code (GSoC) - Internship program ◦ Outreachy Internships - Internship Program ◦ New Contributor Workshop - more on this in a bit ESSENTIAL TO OVERALL PROJECT HEALTH
• Volunteer to take notes • Attend regularly • Small, dependable contributions > volunteering for the world • SIGs should have a list of “good ﬁrst issues” for you to chew on, if they don’t then … start with issue triaging