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Growing our core government communities and our larger open source community #2301

thisisdano opened this issue Jan 2, 2018 · 0 comments


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@thisisdano thisisdano commented Jan 2, 2018

This epic addresses the need to assure long-term growth with a small core team by adopting better open-source practices and growing our community of clients and contributors.

Issues related to this milestone

  • Creating Good first issue issues in our repo
  • Creating well-formed issues that non-Core contributors could address
  • Promote/highlight issues in the public channels (post on,
  • Start using our Twitter account
  • Plan for how we'd host relevant projects in the USWDS GitHub org
  • Research open source best practices inside 18F/TTS — and elsewhere
  • Plan for a future of coordination, rather than one of pure creation
  • Improve documentation and make explicit links from the docs to repos
  • Continue and grow our monthly public meetings
  • Work to make our sprint demos public
  • Rework current issue template to be more straightforward
  • Add a bug and feature issue template and link to them through a URL
  • Write a welcoming CONTRIBUTING doc. See example.
  • Map out the end-to-end contributor experience and find areas for improvements
  • Comb through existing issues and close, re-label, re-prioritize as needed
  • Increase public contributors by putting a call out and signal boosting on social media
@thisisdano thisisdano added the epic label Jan 2, 2018
@maya maya added this to the 2018 Product roadmap milestone Jan 9, 2018
@thisisdano thisisdano added this to Improve OSS practices in USWDS Roadmap Backlog Feb 24, 2021
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