On Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 12:09 PM, Sudhir D <sdharane(a)redhat.com> wrote:
I might be speculating but does this question arise because we
increase in number of contributors from APAC after an event like FUDCon
I am unaware of any specific data set which helps arrive at the
conclusion that increase in number of contributors occur after a large
event viz. FUDCon. It is normal that during the course of the event
(run-up and actual days) new participants would arrive; demonstrate
interest; exhibit eagerness to participate; make their first steps to
The driving factor of contributions is the presence of mentors. The
available set of mentors (across APAC) across a set of projects and
initiatives within Fedora is not a large number. The important bit
here is to balance "mentor burn-out" with a way to constantly have new
contributions. For example, at PyCon India 2015, I realized that
Fedora Infrastructure is seeing a steady up-tick in contributions
(first patches; subsequent bits). And it would not be far fetched to
observe this "heat map" and extrapolate the interest/skillset into
other parts of the project.
If that is the case, we might want to re-look at large event like
this region and focus on having measurable ambassador programs and smaller
local conferences which is not heavy on budget but good means to nurture and
develop potential local Fedora contributors.
Smaller events eg. FADs are a good way to bring together a smaller
group of folks and solve a few problems. The flip side is that even
FADs can be expensive if there is a whole group of Fedora folks
undertaking international travel/stay.
We should look at Flock as a global event and fly key contributors
APAC. IMO, that will be more rewarding for people who really contribute. If
we see the number of key contributors increase from this region then we can
re-introduce FUDCon APAC?