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Lessons on Recruiting Open Source Contributors from the Google Summer of Code

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Recruiting open-source contributors

                    OR
Make your mentoring full of win

Donnie Berkholz
Council Membe...

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Gentoo's GSoC statistics


●2006   10/14 pass   7/10 developers
●2007   8/9 pass     2/8 developers
●2008   5/6 pass     1...

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0. Set goals & measure progress




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The Google Summer of Code enables ~1000 students to contribute full-time to open-source software every summer. This will be Gentoo Linux's 7th year in GSoC, and we successfully recruit around 2/3 of all the students who participate in our program as long-term developers (typically ~15/year participate and ~10 join).

This talk will introduce you to GSoC, share what we've learned from it, and attempt to convince you to apply next year, either as a student or a mentoring organization.

The Google Summer of Code enables ~1000 students to contribute full-time to open-source software every summer. This will be Gentoo Linux's 7th year in GSoC, and we successfully recruit around 2/3 of all the students who participate in our program as long-term developers (typically ~15/year participate and ~10 join).

This talk will introduce you to GSoC, share what we've learned from it, and attempt to convince you to apply next year, either as a student or a mentoring organization.

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Lessons on Recruiting Open Source Contributors from the Google Summer of Code

  1. 1. Recruiting open-source contributors OR Make your mentoring full of win Donnie Berkholz Council Member, Gentoo Linux Analyst, RedMonk @dberkholz
  2. 2. Gentoo's GSoC statistics ●2006 10/14 pass 7/10 developers ●2007 8/9 pass 2/8 developers ●2008 5/6 pass 1/5 developers ●2009 6/7 pass 4/6 developers ●2010 16/19 pass 11/16 developers ●2011 14/15 pass ??/14 developers
  3. 3. 0. Set goals & measure progress Flickr: koenvereeken
  4. 4. 1. Establish the expectation that most contributors become long-term developers Flickr: mount_otz
  5. 5. 2. Make them interact as a true community member, not through a mentor's conduit Flickr: kalandrakas
  6. 6. 3. Don't let them slip away. Sometimes, all you have to do is ask. Flickr: hashir
  7. 7. Steps to mentoring success 0. Choose and track goals 1. Set expectations 2. Interact as a community 3. Maintain the connection
  8. 8. Donnie Berkholz Council Member, Gentoo Linux Analyst, RedMonk @dberkholz

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