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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

Kubernetes Community Manager, Red Hat
Josh Berkus works on Kubernetes and other Cloud Native projects in Red Hat's OSPO. He is a chair and co-founder of TAG Contributor Strategy and co-chairs Kubernetes SIG-Contributor Experience. Josh has contributed to dozens of open source projects over the last 25 years, is on the... Read More →
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Catherine Paganini

Co-Chair TAG Contributor Strategy and Business Value Subcommittee, Buoyant
Catherine Paganini is the co-creator and maintainer of the CNCF Cloud Native Glossary, co-chair of the TAG Contributor Strategy, and Head of Marketing and Community at Buoyant, the creator of Linkerd. A marketing leader turned cloud native evangelist, Catherine is passionate about... Read More →

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