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Thursday, October 14 • 11:00am - 11:35am
Turn Contributors into Maintainers with TAG Contributor Strategy - Josh Berkus, Red Hat & Catherine Paganini, Bouyant

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TAG Contributor Strategy focuses on writing guides and templates to help CNCF maintainers build successful projects and communities. In this session, we will walk you through how to use a contributor ladder along with governance documentation to provide a structure for turning contributors into maintainers. This is done through a gradual process where contributors gain increased responsibility within a project jointly with governance documentation that defines the decision making process, values, and principles. The primary topics for this session will include: Promoting and recognizing contributors using a ladder framework The role of governance in contributor promotion and value communication Evolving these concepts as projects move from sandbox to incubating to graduated The audience will walk away with tools, templates, and best practices for building successful CNCF projects and communities.

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Josh Berkus

Kubenetes Community Manager, Red Hat Inc.
Josh Berkus is the Kubernetes Community Manager for Red Hat. In a previous life, he was a database geek who did benchmarks for the TPC and Spec. He lives in Portland with a librarian, a pottery studio, and an absurdly large cat.
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Catherine Paganini

Head of Marketing & Community, Buoyant
Catherine Paganini is co-chair of the TAG Contributor Strategy, a founding member of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing WG, co-creator of the Cloud Native Glossary, and Head of Marketing at Buoyant, the creator of Linkerd. A marketing leader passionate about open source, Catherine started... Read More →

Thursday October 14, 2021 11:00am - 11:35am PDT
Room 402 AB + Online