Zainab Abubakar shared today in Jenkins documentation office hours that She Code Africa may host a Contributhon in early 2022 like they did in 2021. She wanted to know if the Jenkins project was interested in being a mentoring organization again. This topic is my invitation to others to be involved in mentoring women in Africa as they begin contributing to open source software.
The 2021 Contributhon was sponsored by the Continuous Delivery Foundation, CloudBees, the @ Company, and DeployHub. They will be seeking sponsors for the 2022 edition. The She Code Africa site provides more information for sponsors.
The Jenkins project was a 2021 mentoring organization for 5 women that submitted Pipeline help improvements for Jenkins plugins. If we’d like to be involved, we’ll need mentors that are willing to meet once or twice a week with the participants.
If you’re interested in being a mentor, please reply here or send email to Mark Waite
Ideas for projects include:
- Pipeline help (continue the 2021 project)
- Terminology updates
Other project ideas are welcomed. The Contributhon lasts for one month, so the projects need to be relatively short duration. Contributhon participants are typically having their first experience contributing to open source and many are having their first experience with the Java ecosystem.