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Intro: Kubernetes SIG Contributor Experience

Bob Killen
August 18, 2020

Intro: Kubernetes SIG Contributor Experience

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.

Bob Killen

August 18, 2020

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  1. What is the Kubernetes Community #1 OSS project by developer

    activity* #2 project by Pull Requests* Source: devstats Community Stats (Aug 2020) Contributors 48,000+ Org Members 1,179 Repos 209 Pull Requests 166,425~ Slack 100,000+ * As of 2020-02-25 - Ref: CNCF Velocity Report
  2. Who are we? Bob Killen @mrbobbytables Jorge Castro @castrojo Nikhita

    Raghunath @nikhita Christoph Blecker @cblecker
  3. Teams • Events • Marketing • GitHub Admins • Stream

    Team • Moderators • APAC • “Community Managers”
  4. What we do “The Contributor Experience Special Interest Group (SIG)

    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
  5. How we do it...subprojects • Community - Owns and manages

    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
  6. How we do it...subprojects • Events - Creates and runs

    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
  7. Community Management • Mailing Lists and Calendars ◦ All SIGs

    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”
  8. Community Management • Community Repo ◦ OWNERs of github.com/kubernetes/community ◦

    “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.
  9. • Team was established late last year and has grown

    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.
  10. Contributors Documentation • “Living documents” • Contributor Guide • Developer

    Guide ◦ Currently undergoing a significant rework. • Contributor Site ◦ Publish contributor guide, community calendar, release information and more. ◦ Launch targeting end of August
  11. DevStats • Toolset to visualize GitHub archives (GitHub events) using

    Grafana dashboards • Revisiting all the boards and sections with the mindset of how they can used by leads. • Ping Lauri Apple (@LappleApple) if you’re interested.
  12. Events • Contributor Summits during KubeCon :( ◦ Currently on

    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
  13. GitHub Management • Manages and controls Github permissions, repos, and

    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
  14. Mentoring Prereq - The ladder Subproject Owner - Set priorities

    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
  15. Mentoring • Programs / Initiatives: ◦ Meet our 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
  16. Mentoring - New Contributor Workshop • Formerly an all day

    workshop hosted as a part of the Contributor Summits • Being reworked to be piecemeal and targeted towards online only • Looking for volunteers to help present and record sections
  17. Slack infra • Slack tooling has enabled us to manage

    a 100k user Slack (thanks Katharine~) • Upcoming: ◦ Connecting github to #announcements so people can PR/approve announcements ◦ Channel-level moderation
  18. Related Working Groups • WG Naming ◦ We have a

    new WG working with SIG Contribex! ◦ We are working with GitHub for their roadmap on renaming the default branch on repos to “main”.
  19. Getting involved...the SIG Meeting • Every SIG/WG/UG has regularly scheduled

    meetings • All meetings are uploaded to the Kubernetes Community YouTube Channel • SIG ContribEx Mailing List ...sometimes we have random hat days too!
  20. Tips on your first SIG Meeting • Find a buddy

    • 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
  21. Where to find us • Chairs ◦ @mrbobbytables ◦ @castrojo

    • Technical Leads ◦ @cblecker ◦ @nikhita • Home page: README link • Slack channel: https://kubernetes.slack.com/messages/sig-contribex • List: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/kubernetes-sig-contribex