[Python-Dev] New Contributor Experience in Python and other FOSS Communities - A Survey

Brian Curtin brian at python.org
Tue Nov 27 21:41:13 CET 2012

On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 9:01 AM, Brian Curtin <brian at python.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Along with a number of other free and open communities, Python is
> being included in a survey of new contributors since January 2010. The
> survey is being done by Kevin Carillo, a PhD student at Victoria
> University of Wellington who is studying various approaches that
> projects use to gain and work with new contributors.
> If you have written patches, reviewed issues, or done anything to
> contribute to the development of Python and you started this after
> January 2010, I hope you can spare around 20 minutes to complete this
> survey: https://limesurvey.sim.vuw.ac.nz/index.php?sid=65151&lang=en
> There's a longer blog post up at
> http://blog.python.org/2012/11/new-contributor-experience-in-python.html
> if you would like a bit more information.
> On behalf of Kevin Carillo, I thank you for your time and
> consideration of this survey.
> Brian Curtin

Just a quick reminder - Kevin could really use the help if any of you
recent newcomers can spare the time. I took the survey myself since I
became a committer right after the survey range begins, and I think it
took me 15 minutes.

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