[Twisted-Python] Twisted easy bugs, and other thoughts about getting people involved in Twisted

Asheesh Laroia twisted at asheesh.org
Thu Mar 11 18:02:25 EST 2010

I ran into David Reid at PyCon a few weeks ago, and I showed him an index 
of "easy" and "bitesize" bugs I'm putting on the web at 
https://openhatch.org/search/. He told me that the Twisted team tags bugs 
as "easy" in Trac.

So all you might like to see 
https://openhatch.org/search/?q=Twisted&toughness=bitesize -- it's the 
result of search for bugs whose full text or project matches "Twisted", 
constrained to only include the bugs that are "easy". This is the same 
query as 
-- the same 18 tickets -- but cached in our index.

The OpenHatch website aims to show helpful, friendly things to potential 
new contributors. A list of bugs isn't always adequate, so I'm really 
happy jesstess wrote some tips on the OpenHatch project page regarding 
getting involved in Twisted: https://openhatch.org/+projects/Twisted

The "Relatedly" sidebox on that project page has other helpful links: 
potential mentors, namely people who have signed into OpenHatch and said 
they can mentor in Python or Twisted.

So that's a quick tour of some of relevant things to you guys. I have a 
few questions for you guys, if you're game:

* Of these things, what are the most interesting or useful? the least?

* Are there other tickets from the Twisted Trac that would be good to pull 

* Would you like me to ping the list if we come up with anything else I 
think you might find interesting?

* Do any of you want to re-use some of this data -- can we make that 

We're pretty interested in helping projects convert users to contributors 
(in code, testing, documentation, whatever!) across free software. I 
wonder if there is a website widget that we could make for you to put on 
twistedmatrix.com -- a big box talking about how "You TOO can contribute 
to Twisted -- there are mentors, easy bugs, and everything!"

This email has gotten fairly long, so I'll stop here for now.

I don't mean to barge in; let me know if I'm unwelcome, and I'll wander 
off. I find myself in a maze of Twisted developers, none of whom are 
alike. Thanks! I'll be hanging out on #twisted as myself, paulproteus.

-- Asheesh.

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