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[openstack-community] Recognising Ops contributions

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Dear Users and Operators,

The Foundation User Committee [1] has received multiple requests to enable a formal recognition of your contributions to the OpenStack community. This email is our approach to formalize this recognition and make sure that we all feel and are part of the community.

There are many ways that OpenStack users contribute to the community beyond standard patches.

For a long time, Ops have been asking for something on their summit badge to recognise their efforts. An ATC-equivalent that we can rally around; and when you look down and see it on someone else, a common understanding that you're both in this together trying to make OpenStack a better place and a community for all of us.

We want to make this a reality by gathering a list of criteria that we as a community feel that shows someone has demonstrated technical contributions, using their skills as Ops. Our current ideas are as follows:

  • Moderating a session at an Ops meetup
  • Filing a detailed bug, tagged 'ops', that gets fixed
  • Filling out the user survey (including a deployment)
  • Making contributions to ops-tags and/or OSOps repositories
  • Being an active moderator on Ask OpenStack
  • Actively participating in a user commitee working group
  • Contributing a post to Superuser magazine
  • Giving a presentation or track chairing for the Operations track at the conference
  • Hosting OpenStack Meetups

Here's what we would like to happen:

  1. We discuss and converge on these initial criteria and make a list of eligible members
  2. If we can pull this off in time, we've arranged to get some kind of mention of the status on your conference badge in Austin
  3. Assess how it goes for Austin and the six month period that follows, then iterate to success, including offering ATC-similar registration codes at the Barcelona summit

We are really looking forward to receiving your feedback.

Kind Regards,
The OpenStack User Committee.

FAQ

Why not leverage ATC?
This is an easier way to get started. There's obvious overlap in the principles here, but it just does not look possible to get any changes done to ATC quickly. Additionally, though Ops and devs are one community working together, and we will continue to encourage Ops to contribute code, documentation or translation contributions to the repos, there is also a need to allow Ops to recognise one another and work with those whom have similar jobs.

I want a free summit pass now!
Right now, we're just defining the concept and putting a recognition on the badge for Austin. There's a financial impact of offering free passes, so we need to do this carefully, look at how many people qualify, and tweak for Barcelona but our main goal is to fairly distribute as many passes as possible.

This needs a catchy name.
Yes, yes it does. Suggestions?

How long does the status last?
About six months.

Why isn't the bar higher?
This is designed as an inclusive label, rather than an exclusive one. We have to strike a balance between a reasonable demonstration of contribution, the ability to track that demonstration, and making sure that a reasonable effort to contribute falls into that.

How will this be implemented?
Basically, in your Foundation profile, we already collect some things - for example, whether you've given a presentation at the conference. The first step is to get these other demonstrations of contribution stored in that database. The second step is to generate a list of qualified folks so we can use that for the badge printing. The third step is to display some of this information on Stackalytics, which already consumes the Foundation profile to some extent.

The User Committee references:
[1] https://www.openstack.org/foundation/user-committee/
[2] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Governance/Foundation/UserCommittee


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asked Mar 2, 2016 in openstack-operators by Edgar_Magana (13,760 points)   2 6 6

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On Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 3:37 PM, Edgar Magana edgar.magana@workday.com
wrote:

We want to make this a reality by gathering a list of criteria that we as
a community feel that shows someone has demonstrated technical
contributions, using their skills as Ops. Our current ideas are as follows:

  • Moderating a session at an Ops meetup
  • Filing a detailed bug, tagged 'ops', that gets fixed
  • Filling out the user survey (including a deployment)
  • Making contributions to ops-tags and/or OSOps repositories
  • Being an active moderator on Ask OpenStack
  • Actively participating in a user commitee working group
  • Contributing a post to Superuser magazine
  • Giving a presentation or track chairing for the Operations track at
    the conference
  • Hosting OpenStack Meetups

Here's what we would like to happen:

  1. We discuss and converge on these initial criteria and make a list
    of eligible members
  2. If we can pull this off in time, we've arranged to get some kind of
    mention of the status on your conference badge in Austin
  3. Assess how it goes for Austin and the six month period that
    follows, then iterate to success, including offering ATC-similar
    registration codes at the Barcelona summit

We are really looking forward to receiving your feedback.

Kind Regards,
The OpenStack User Committee.

Off the top of my head, the one thing I see missing from this is more of
the influencing upstream (ie, participating in a serivce/project mid-cycle.
However, of the people I know personally that have done this, they also
meet many if not all of the other critieria. And of course, I'm unsure of
how to state that properly
* Participated in a project sprint (or something like that.)


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responded Mar 3, 2016 by David_Medberry (8,000 points)   1 4 5
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This needs a catchy name.
Yes, yes it does. Suggestions?

​​
Some suggestions, but I'm not a native english speaker, it might sounds not
natural.

AOC / Active Ops Contributor
ACC / Active Community Contributor
TOC / Technical Ops Contributor
Proud Ops
POP / Proudly Operating in Production
IRO / I Run OpenStack

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responded Mar 3, 2016 by Pierre_Freund (200 points)  
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Hello Folks,

I have to admit that I really like these two:

TOC / Technical Ops Contributor
IRO / I Run OpenStack

Edgar

From: Pierre Freund pierre.freund@osones.com
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 6:57 AM
To: Edgar Magana edgar.magana@workday.com
Cc: "openstack-operators@lists.openstack.org" openstack-operators@lists.openstack.org, "community@lists.openstack.org" community@lists.openstack.org, "Jonathan D. Proulx" jon@csail.mit.edu, Shilla Saebi shilla.saebi@gmail.com
Subject: Re: [openstack-community] Recognising Ops contributions

This needs a catchy name.
Yes, yes it does. Suggestions?
​​
Some suggestions, but I'm not a native english speaker, it might sounds not natural.

AOC / Active Ops Contributor
ACC / Active Community Contributor
TOC / Technical Ops Contributor
Proud Ops
POP / Proudly Operating in Production
IRO / I Run OpenStack

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responded Mar 3, 2016 by Edgar_Magana (13,760 points)   2 6 6
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+1 for TOC or AOC

On 3 March 2016 at 15:54, Edgar Magana edgar.magana@workday.com wrote:

Hello Folks,

I have to admit that I really like these two:

TOC / Technical Ops Contributor
IRO / I Run OpenStack

Edgar

From: Pierre Freund pierre.freund@osones.com
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 6:57 AM
To: Edgar Magana edgar.magana@workday.com
Cc: "openstack-operators@lists.openstack.org" <
openstack-operators@lists.openstack.org>, "community@lists.openstack.org"
community@lists.openstack.org, "Jonathan D. Proulx" jon@csail.mit.edu,
Shilla Saebi shilla.saebi@gmail.com
Subject: Re: [openstack-community] Recognising Ops contributions

This needs a catchy name.

Yes, yes it does. Suggestions?

​​
Some suggestions, but I'm not a native english speaker, it might sounds
not natural.

AOC / Active Ops Contributor
ACC / Active Community Contributor
TOC / Technical Ops Contributor
Proud Ops
POP / Proudly Operating in Production
IRO / I Run OpenStack

--
Pierre F
​reund​


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responded Mar 3, 2016 by Matt_Jarvis (2,540 points)   1 3
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On Thu, Mar 03, 2016 at 03:57:22PM +0100, Pierre Freund wrote:
:>
:> This needs a catchy name.
:> Yes, yes it does. Suggestions?
:>
:​​
:Some suggestions, but I'm not a native english speaker, it might sounds not
:natural.

As a native (american) english speaker all these suggestions sound
natural to me.

:AOC / Active Ops Contributor
:ACC / Active Community Contributor
:TOC / Technical Ops Contributor
:Proud Ops
:POP / Proudly Operating in Production
:IRO / I Run OpenStack

I was also thinking AOC since it mirrrors the existing ATC well.

ACC is also a good choice, though it implies a broader definition. I
do think all active contibutors to the community should be
recognized. It may be better to make the recoginitions more
specific. For example ATC are also members of the community and are
clearly contributing so ACC could be seen to overlap with that. If we
want to expand recognition beyond "Ops" perhaps we should add
desigantions?

-Jon


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responded Mar 3, 2016 by jon_at_csail.mit.edu (4,720 points)   1 5 7
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Hello,

I've got a preference for AOC. It sounds a bit like "ATC" and, imho,
it's important to keep the "C".

Best,
JF

On 03/03/2016 16:54, Edgar Magana wrote:
Hello Folks,

I have to admit that I really like these two:

TOC / Technical Ops Contributor
IRO / I Run OpenStack

Edgar

From: Pierre Freund <pierre.freund@osones.com
pierre.freund@osones.com>
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 6:57 AM
To: Edgar Magana <edgar.magana@workday.com
edgar.magana@workday.com>
Cc: "openstack-operators@lists.openstack.org
openstack-operators@lists.openstack.org"
<openstack-operators@lists.openstack.org
openstack-operators@lists.openstack.org>,
"community@lists.openstack.org community@lists.openstack.org"
<community@lists.openstack.org
community@lists.openstack.org>, "Jonathan D. Proulx"
<jon@csail.mit.edu jon@csail.mit.edu>, Shilla Saebi
<shilla.saebi@gmail.com shilla.saebi@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [openstack-community] Recognising Ops contributions

*This needs a catchy name.*
Yes, yes it does. Suggestions?

​​
Some suggestions, but I'm not a native english speaker, it might
sounds not natural.

AOC / Active Ops Contributor
ACC / Active Community Contributor
TOC / Technical Ops Contributor
Proud Ops
POP / Proudly Operating in Production
IRO / I Run OpenStack

--
Pierre F
​reund​


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responded Mar 3, 2016 by JF_Taltavull (140 points)  
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I agree with the list of contributions that should garner value, and I
really like TOC, because some folks who meet the other operators
requirements may not actually run OpenStack, they may "operate" on top :)

On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 7:54 AM, Edgar Magana edgar.magana@workday.com
wrote:

Hello Folks,

I have to admit that I really like these two:

TOC / Technical Ops Contributor
IRO / I Run OpenStack

Edgar

From: Pierre Freund pierre.freund@osones.com
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 6:57 AM
To: Edgar Magana edgar.magana@workday.com
Cc: "openstack-operators@lists.openstack.org" <
openstack-operators@lists.openstack.org>, "community@lists.openstack.org"
community@lists.openstack.org, "Jonathan D. Proulx" jon@csail.mit.edu,
Shilla Saebi shilla.saebi@gmail.com
Subject: Re: [openstack-community] Recognising Ops contributions

This needs a catchy name.

Yes, yes it does. Suggestions?

​​
Some suggestions, but I'm not a native english speaker, it might sounds
not natural.

AOC / Active Ops Contributor
ACC / Active Community Contributor
TOC / Technical Ops Contributor
Proud Ops
POP / Proudly Operating in Production
IRO / I Run OpenStack

--
Pierre F
​reund​


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responded Mar 3, 2016 by Robert_Starmer (1,780 points)   1
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I setup an etherpad to try to capture this discussion:

https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/OperatorRecognition

R

On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 9:04 AM, Robert Starmer robert@kumul.us wrote:

I agree with the list of contributions that should garner value, and I
really like TOC, because some folks who meet the other operators
requirements may not actually run OpenStack, they may "operate" on top :)

On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 7:54 AM, Edgar Magana edgar.magana@workday.com
wrote:

Hello Folks,

I have to admit that I really like these two:

TOC / Technical Ops Contributor
IRO / I Run OpenStack

Edgar

From: Pierre Freund pierre.freund@osones.com
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 6:57 AM
To: Edgar Magana edgar.magana@workday.com
Cc: "openstack-operators@lists.openstack.org" <
openstack-operators@lists.openstack.org>, "community@lists.openstack.org"
community@lists.openstack.org, "Jonathan D. Proulx" jon@csail.mit.edu,
Shilla Saebi shilla.saebi@gmail.com
Subject: Re: [openstack-community] Recognising Ops contributions

This needs a catchy name.

Yes, yes it does. Suggestions?

​​
Some suggestions, but I'm not a native english speaker, it might sounds
not natural.

AOC / Active Ops Contributor
ACC / Active Community Contributor
TOC / Technical Ops Contributor
Proud Ops
POP / Proudly Operating in Production
IRO / I Run OpenStack

--
Pierre F
​reund​


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responded Mar 3, 2016 by Robert_Starmer (1,780 points)   1
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How about just OPS : {$Verified_Count} Physical Nodes

=D

On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 12:08 PM, Robert Starmer robert@kumul.us wrote:

I setup an etherpad to try to capture this discussion:

https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/OperatorRecognition

R

On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 9:04 AM, Robert Starmer robert@kumul.us wrote:

I agree with the list of contributions that should garner value, and I
really like TOC, because some folks who meet the other operators
requirements may not actually run OpenStack, they may "operate" on top :)

On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 7:54 AM, Edgar Magana edgar.magana@workday.com
wrote:

Hello Folks,

I have to admit that I really like these two:

TOC / Technical Ops Contributor
IRO / I Run OpenStack

Edgar

From: Pierre Freund pierre.freund@osones.com
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 6:57 AM
To: Edgar Magana edgar.magana@workday.com
Cc: "openstack-operators@lists.openstack.org" <
openstack-operators@lists.openstack.org>, "community@lists.openstack.org"
community@lists.openstack.org, "Jonathan D. Proulx" jon@csail.mit.edu,
Shilla Saebi shilla.saebi@gmail.com
Subject: Re: [openstack-community] Recognising Ops contributions

This needs a catchy name.

Yes, yes it does. Suggestions?

​​
Some suggestions, but I'm not a native english speaker, it might sounds
not natural.

AOC / Active Ops Contributor
ACC / Active Community Contributor
TOC / Technical Ops Contributor
Proud Ops
POP / Proudly Operating in Production
IRO / I Run OpenStack

--
Pierre F
​reund​


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responded Mar 3, 2016 by matt (5,480 points)   1 2 3
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​What about 3 different groups, with every combination possible.

ACC / Active Community Contributor
I contribute with non-technical tasks (tasks not producing code).
Example : Meetups, Summits, Ask moderation, participating in a user
commitee, etc.

TOC / Technical Ops Contributor
I contribute to the Ops part, with code or tasks with mesureable metrics.
Example : Filing a detailed bug, tagged 'ops' that gets fixed, tasks
measurable in launchpad for exemple.

ADC / Active Development Contributor
The actual ATC.

And depending of what I do, I can have a ACC-TOC pass, or a ACC-ADC pass,
every combination...
And if I have one of these, I'm an AC (Active Contributor).​

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