dc13 - 1.0


Asheesh Laroia
Day DebConf day 5 (2013-08-15)
Room Second talk room
Start time 11:30
Duration 00:45
ID 1002
Event type bof
Track Community outreach

How other FLOSS communities mentor

and what it means for Debian

This talk is a review of the best open source mentorship efforts, ranging from:

  • How LibreOffice goes beyond "bitesize bugs" and hand-picks bugs for new contributors

  • How Ubuntu tracks new contributors, and what Debian can learn from that

  • What Wikipedia has learned from its "Teahouse" experiment

After a brief presentation by me of these new ad-hoc mentorship systems, I hope the discussion will evolve into a working group of practical action items Debian can choose to improve our own mentorship systems.