May 2-4, 2018 - Copenhagen, Denmark
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Wednesday, May 2 • 15:40 - 16:15
Scaling Non-Traditional Contributor Mentoring Initiatives - Paris Pittman, Google (Any Skill Level) (Slides Attached)

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Contributor growth is vital to the health of any open source project. So how do you do it?

The common practice of 1:1 mentoring doesn't scale - takes up a considerable number of resources and forced relationships can be toxic. However, help in finding a mentor continues to be one of the most frequent requests by new contributors. What do you do when you have major skill gaps or need contributors of certain roles in large numbers?

This talk will discuss modern, non-traditional approaches that can be applied to Kubernetes. We will cover the current strategies of the project, provide an update, and showcase how you can get involved.

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Paris Pittman

Kubernetes OSS Strategy, Google
Paris is a Developer Relations Program Manager on Google Cloud's Open Source Strategy team focusing on the Kubernetes Community. She is a co-chair of the special interest group for Contributor Experience and an organizer of Bay Area Kubernetes Meetup with 4,000 members. She has 14... Read More →

Wednesday May 2, 2018 15:40 - 16:15