In continuation to a previous blog post https://assafmuller.com/2016/12/02/upstream-contribution-give-up-or-double-down/, I presented a version with new content at the recent OpenStack Boston summit. The session had a fair amount of participation and discussions, where we talked about the journey of a new contributor in OpenStack through the lens of data gathered from Gerrit and Stackalytics. We even had members of the Technical Committee that were interested in concrete action items they could take on their part – How do we make it easier for new contributors? What behaviors work in the quest to get your patches merged quicker?
The video, slides and code used to generate the data are below: