Brussels / 4 & 5 February 2023


Contributor Experience

Supporting social infrastructure for FOSS projects

The Contributor Experience team is a new open source community-led project dedicated to developing best practices for onboarding and supporting contributors to open source projects. Initially created as part of a grant directed at four Python projects (NumPy, SciPy, Matplotlib and pandas), our team's goal is to connect with other communities to discuss how to provide a space to reflect, engage, and offer advancements in the work of effective transfer of knowledge, contributor hospitality techniques, project leadership, and communication infrastructure.

In this presentation, we will discuss our work so far, including ideas on how to foster diverse and inclusive volunteer communities, how to engage with maintainers and project leadership to enact major policy changes, and how to build communities and projects for sustainability, including leadership succession planning.


Melissa Mendonça