How do we encourage repeat contributions to Drupal Core?


We are awesome at helping people make their first contribution: creating an issue, manually trying a patch, improving a patch, updating issue summaries, etc. But, we could greatly improve our success rate at getting those people to continue a pattern of contributing.

We will present data on

  • Time from first comment on a core issue to first core patch
  • Average response time for getting reviews

We will discuss

  • Why people who consistently contribute are so important
  • Encouraging contributions
    • Give recognition for their first contribution
  • Changes to remove barriers to *repeat* contributions
  • Integrating sustainable contribution time for employees into business costs

Session Track

Core Conversations

Experience Level


Drupal Version

When & Where

Wednesday, 13 May, 2015 - 14:15 to 15:15
518 - Trellon