Hey Community Ops People!!
I have had an idea! As we all know a perpetual challenge at Mozilla is
being able to connect the right people with the right projects. There are
many excellent and exciting projects all around Mozilla being run by staff
and contributors a like that are looking for new collaborators and
For some time I have been thinking about creating a GitHub repo, at first
for participation related project driven by contributors, but now
potentially more broadly for any contributors looking for a place to post
and manage their projects.
Simultaneously I have staff looking for ways to connect with contributors
for support on specific projects.
Therefore My proposal is this:
It is a place where contributors can look for collaborators, and staff can
post projects and/or tasks where they are looking for community
We would set up a series of labels like:
- Collaborators Needed
- Coders Needed
as well as tags for the functional area to which it does or might relate
- We would get to see how many issues come through and are successfully
closed from this marketplace (huzzah!).
- It would be a one-stop shop for contribution (double-huzzah!)
- GitHub might freak some people out (people won’t know how to use it)
- It might get to crowded to be useful
Anyways I think it would make sense to run this initially as a one or two
month experiment and I think it will need some management (clearing out
things that don’t fit, are innapropriate etc.) and some nurturing at the
start (getting people to use the repo, help pairing people with projects
and stuff manually at the beginning) and I know from experience this job is
too much for one lady!
Therefore I bring my idea to you fine people.
What do you think?
Is this a project you might be willing to experiment on with me?