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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 is co-chair of TAG Contributor Strategy, and works for Red Hat Open Source Program Office. In his 25 years of open source contributions, he has been part of developing governance and growing contributor communities for countless projects, including Kubernetes, PostgreSQL... Read More →
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Catherine Paganini

CNCF Cloud Native Glossary Maintainer, Buoyant
Catherine Paganini is a maintainer of the CNCF Cloud Native Glossary, co-author of the Cloud Native Landscape Guide, and Head of Marketing and Community at Buoyant, the creator of Linkerd. A marketing leader turned cloud native evangelist, Catherine is passionate about educating the... Read More →

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