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Shaping Kubernetes Community Culture

Shaping Kubernetes Community Culture

Bob Killen

May 01, 2021
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  1. Bob Killen, Steering Committee
    Aeva Black, Code of Conduct Committee
    Shaping Kubernetes
    Community Culture

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  2. Who we are
    Bob Killen / @mrbobbytables
    [ he / him ]
    Program Manager @ Google OSPO
    Steering Committee
    Aeva Black / @AevaVoom
    [ they / them ]
    OSS Program Manager @ Microsoft
    Code of Conduct Committee

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  3. The year: 2017

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  4. 400+
    Subproject
    Owners
    1,275
    GitHub Org
    members
    148
    Group
    Leads
    56,000~
    Unique Contributors
    Since 2014
    19,886
    Unique Contributors
    In the last 12 months
    Contributor Community
    36
    Community
    Groups
    10,300~
    Committers
    Since 2014
    Sources: Devstats | kubernetes/community/sigs.yaml

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  5. We are on our third generation of leaders.
    What does it mean to embody our values
    and intentionally pass them on?
    Gen 1
    Google launches
    Kubernetes & CNCF
    forms around it
    Gen 3
    Kubernetes matures &
    new leaders emerge
    … and face new
    challenges
    Gen 2
    Bootstrap Steering &
    Conduct Committees
    formed

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  6. Community Growth
    As a community, we’re at a
    crossroads.
    Photo by Ryoji Iwata on Unsplash

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  7. Social groups
    have scalability limits, too!

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  8. Dunbar’s Number(s)
    ~150
    ~ 20
    ~5
    You regularly anticipate their actions
    or finish each other’s sentences.
    You know what they’re working on
    and have confidence you share the same goals.
    You remember their name and might
    know what they’re working on.
    You vaguely trust each other.
    You have to re-establish context every
    time you meet them, which isn’t very
    often anyway...
    ~ 1,000

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  9. Pandemic Contributor Health
    *2019 Release Cycle Average (1.14-1.17) vs 1.19 Release Cycle
    Average Daily PR Reviews 1.19
    -15% -24%
    Kubernetes Orgs Kubernetes Repo
    Average Daily Committers

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  10. Fatigue
    “I miss everybody”
    “Please, no more screens”
    “I just want to hang out”
    Contributor comments regarding
    hosting a virtual event
    “I only want to join if
    its 90% social”

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  11. BLM: Two lenses
    Aeva please put a photo you took from the
    BLM protests in Seattle here thank you <3

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  12. TRANSPARENCY
    &
    ACCOUNTABILITY

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  13. “In order to maintain a tolerant
    society, the society must be
    intolerant of intolerance.”
    - Karl Popper

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  14. We are on our third generation of leaders
    Gen 1
    Google launches
    Kubernetes & CNCF
    forms around it
    Gen 3
    Kubernetes matures &
    new leaders emerge...
    … and face new
    challenges
    Gen 2
    Bootstrap Steering &
    Conduct Committees
    formed

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  15. Community Initiatives
    Unconscious bias training for leads Ensure leaders understand how unconscious biases can
    influence decisions and interactions in the community
    Code of Conduct Process docs Provide transparency into the incident report handling
    process
    Public Code of Conduct Channel Public engagement point for questions and discussion
    New Contributor Course Launch an improved accessible new contributor course
    Code of Conduct Transparency Report Provide visibility on general outcomes of Code of
    Conduct reports
    Outreach Expand mentoring & internship programs for
    underrepresented groups
    Completed
    In Progress

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  16. Thank you!
    Steering Committee
    Ask us about: Governance and project
    policies
    ● Email: [email protected]
    ● Slack: #steering-committee
    SIG Contributor Experience
    Ask us about: Mentoring and Getting
    started
    ● Mailing List
    ● Slack: #sig-contribex
    Code of Conduct Committee
    Ask us about: things you see happening
    that negatively impact the community or
    might violate the CoC
    ● Email: [email protected]
    ● Meetings: Not public
    ● Slack: #code-of-conduct
    ● Policy: k8s.dev/coc
    ● Process: k8s.dev/coc-process
    bit.ly/ANTIRACISMRESOURCES

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