Announcing the Bug-Smash community initiative!
Happy to announce we're attempting to kick off a new community initiative primarily focused on fixing and closing bugs.
We're hoping to
- reduce the total amount of open core bugs
- reduce the average age of open bugs
- increase the number of closed bugs
- mentor those looking to get move involved in contributing to core
- give community members from countries in the Eastern Hemisphere the chance to participate in a core initiative in their local time zone.
We need you!
Resolving core bugs requires a wide range of skills - we're looking for volunteers to join us who can help with one or more of the following tasks:
- Triaging and classifying bugs
- Writing good bug reports, with steps to reproduce
- Writing patches to resolve the bug
- Writing automated test-cases to confirm the bug, and that it is resolved
- Reviewing patches, through the lens of each of the core gates e.g. technical, accessibility, performance, backwards-compatibility, documentation, internationalization and usability.
- Communicating with sub-system experts in order to gain sign off on non trivial changes
- Writing documentation as required
- Manual testing of the patch
- Communicating any changes via blog posts, change records, release note snippets etc.
- Coordination and management
If you are are looking to get involved - come join us on Slack in the #bugsmash channel.
We will meet asynchronously in the #bugsmash slack channel fortnightly on a Tuesday at 0400 UTC which maps to the following times:
- 2pm AEST
- 12 noon AWST, CST
- 4pm NZST
- 9.30am IST
- 6.00am CEST
- 5.00am BST
- 8.00pm PST
- 11.00pm EST