[Jenkins-events] Hacktoberfest - Do we want to participate this year?

Owen Mehegan owen at nerdnetworks.org
Sun Oct 1 15:02:33 UTC 2017

I like it, anything that attempts to engage new contributors is a win in my book. Let's make sure we highlight other ways folks can contribute, including documentation (new and editing existing), translation, blog posts, bug scrubbing, etc.

On October 1, 2017 3:16:20 AM PDT, Oleg Nenashev <o.v.nenashev at gmail.com> wrote:
>Hi all,
>Last year I was proposing to push Hacktoberfest a bit and to invite new
>contributors using it.  Unfortunately I did that too late, so it landed
>flat. The new Hacktoberfest starts, so I propose to try again:
>https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/. I should have created it
>the previous governance meeting, but better late than never.
>What exactly do I propose?
>   - Add "hacktoberfest" labels to the key components
>      - Jenkins core, jenkins.io
>     - Plugins with many installations (I am ready to add Role Strategy
>      from my hall of shame)
>      - It's already in Remoting since the previous year (it is soooo
>      newbie-friendly, yes)
>      - Review "newbie-friendly labels", add more tickets to that
>   - Create a blog-post announcing Hacktoberfest on jenkins.io and
>   providing guidelines
>      - Mark Waite has already contributed some guidelines and call for
>      contributions blog
>      <https://jenkins.io/blog/2017/08/23/pull-requests-and-more/>
>      - We could reference the existing content
>      - Suggest @code-reviewers as a review source
>    - Maybe: Send stickers to new contributors who get more than 5 pull
>   requests merged into the Jenkins project?
>Such approach costs us almost nothing, but OTOH we could get more
>contributors and to encourage the existing ones. And I am happy to
>this activity.
>WDYT? If there is no votes against, I will go forward an prepare a
>blog-post (ETA: Wednesday).
>BR, Oleg

"The fearful are caught as often as the bold. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing." -- Helen Keller
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