Hey all, I had a few quick questions about hiring at your company and how you look at someone’s FOSS contribution history. We are trying to make the First Commit initiative more impactful in building a bigger contributor base, so any other suggestions in that direction will also be very helpful. I have included the questions down below, but do feel free to add/edit them if I am missing out or asking the wrong questions.
- Is it hard to find people with FOSS contribution history, if yes, what do you expect would be a must have? experience working on their own/small community projects or small contributions to large projects?
- What is most important to you about them, prior experience with stack, prior experience in domain, or ability to think out of the box and innovate?
- How important is their contributions to FOSS in this context, do you look for initiative(Getting started with, but might be on the wrong footing, e.g. choosing a project they don’t understand well enough and stumbling around) or just interest(Trying to get started, but waiting for the right project)?