DevOpsDays Zürich

Oleg Nenashev

31 May - 1 June 2022 | Alte Kaserne Winterthur

CDF TPC, Jenkins and Keptn maintainer @ Dynatrace OSPO

Oleg works on open source programs and Keptn community at the Dynatrace Open Source Program Office. He is a TOC chair and community ambassador in the Continuous Delivery Foundation. Oleg is a core maintainer and board member in Jenkins where he writes code, mentors contributors, and organizes community events and Google Summer of Code in the project. Open source software and open hardware advocate. Oleg has a PhD degree in hardware design and volunteers in the Free and Open Source Silicon Foundation.

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Mentorship programs. Growing new team and community leaders

Mentorship and outreach programs are often considered as side projects. Although they are a nice way to spend time and have some fun, one may say they rarely add new long-term contributors to your company project or a community. Is it true? Is it even the main goal? Or is it about team bonding and growing new maintainers and community leaders?

Let’s talk about organizing mentorship programs so that they help to grow your current community and contributors. How to involve a contributor into wider community efforts? How to help them grow and take on new roles? Let’s talk about various program types: from wide outreach programs like GSoC or Hacktoberfest, newcomer assistance, focused maintainer mentoring programs, and to individual leadership training like shadow officers.