Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

30 Nov 2021, 10:14 a.m.

Sign Up Now For Free Maintainer Skills Workshops

OpenCollective logo Maintainers of open source projects often need help learning how to address issues such as "how do we recruit and promote project members?", "what do we spend our money on?", and "how do I finally have the difficult conversation I've been putting off with that one contributor?"

So, starting in early 2022, I'm running eight videoconference sessions -- a combination of workshops, training, co-working, and discussion -- that you can sign up for right now! OSC will "offer a limited number of places to leaders of projects hosted by Open Source Collective on a series of coaching, training, and workshops designed to work through these issues and to begin building a library of documentation." OSC is sponsoring this so it'll be free of cost to participants.

You're eligible if you are part of an open source project fiscally hosted by Open Source Collective. And in the sign-up form you can mention what challenges you're currently facing, and what problems you're looking to solve, so we can customize the topics we cover and the session structures we use.

If you're eligible and interested, please sign up by about December 9th, so we can start scheduling.

Edited to answer common questions: I anticipate that these won't be recorded, but I will be developing documents/resources based on the sessions and OSC will publish those under an open license.

And, in case you're interested, but not affiliated with OSC: these workshops are a pilot. Depending on how they work out, I'd be happy to discuss similar courses/sessions with other orgs! I'll know more around February (after we've done 2-5 of the sessions), and would be glad to discuss then.