SymfonyCon Warsaw: Community building with mentoring

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One of the more daunting things we encounter in open source development is getting enough people to regularly contribute. To be sustainable, we need to encourage new contributors to participate. To that end, we seek to engage new contributors and experienced developers alike to participate in mentoring. Mentoring provides participants with direction and encouragement to help them find their way. This session is for anyone who would like to learn more about the Drupal mentoring program, mentoring in open source in general, how to mentor new contributors, or how to organize their own sprints. We will cover tools available to mentors, documentation, and practical techniques for mentoring newcomers. We will include strategies for how to: * Make sure people feel welcome * Match tasks to participants * Keep people engaged even when they struggle * Help without being overbearing * Answer questions even if you do not know the answer * Enable folks to continue afterward on their own.

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SymfonyCon Warsaw: Community building with mentoring

  1. 1. Community Building with Mentoring: What makes people crazy happy to work on an open source project?
  2. 2. @YesCT Cathy Theys Cheppers, Gittip
  3. 3. Scale
  4. 4. Who is a possible new participant? How can the community help people become participants?
  5. 5. every new person inclusive experienced contributors do promoting
  6. 6. Outreach Repeat information Repeat opportunities
  7. 7. announce opportunities to participate
  8. 8. How do we get a participant to return?
  9. 9. welcome match tasks ensure success
  10. 10. What do mentors do?
  11. 11. Answer questions they don’t know the answer to
  12. 12. In public
  13. 13. Where do mentors come from? Engage new contributors and experienced contributors
  14. 14. Support mentors
  15. 15. Empower mentors
  16. 16. Sprints
  17. 17. Mentors at Sprints
  18. 18. Where do mentors come from?
  19. 19. Sprint Preparation
  20. 20. Live recognition of new Participants
  21. 21. Mentor recognition
  22. 22. Long-term recognition
  23. 23. Benefits
  24. 24. It's the people, people
  25. 25. Resources yesct.net/warsaw drupal.org/core-mentoring drupalmentoring.org/mentorinstructions drupal.org/new-contributors
  26. 26. Action Sneak in announcing an oppurtunity to contribute Expose your reasoning Hacking Day December 14 10:00
  27. 27. Give feedback please joind.in/10370 @YesCT Questions?

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