Research on Open Source - Volunteers needed
igorsteinmacher at gmail.com
Sat Oct 19 02:48:56 CEST 2013
I really want LibreOffice to be one of my objects of study. However, I only
have one volunteer from this project so far.
The results of my research can be useful for to the project, as I am trying
to design a dashboard with information that can support newcomers
What I need from you are some developers to chat. It is quick, informal
chat, conducted via textual chat. It will not take too much time. The
answers will be unidentified and the privacy of the members is guaranteed.
Please, contact me in case you can contribute with my research. If you want
to contact me in my institutional email (isteinma at uci edu), please do it
and certify yourself I am a researcher from University of California,
Thanks once again
Igor Fabio Steinmacher
Visiting Scholar in Dept of Informatics at UCI (http://www.informatics.uci
Faculty in Dept. of Computing at Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná
On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 11:30 AM, Igor Steinmacher <
igorsteinmacher at gmail.com> wrote:
> my name is Igor Steinmacher and I am PhD student from Brazil and a
> Research Scholar at University of California, Irvine. I am conducting a
> research aiming at finding how to support new contributors during their
> first steps in the project. My final goal is to verify what kind of
> tooling is
> appropriate to support the newcomers overcoming their difficulties
> when they are willing to contribute to the project.
> The first step of my research is to find out what are the main obstacles
> and difficulties faced by these newcomers. My goal is to hear from the
> community itself, interviewing new contributors and core members.
> By having the information regarding the main problems, I will start
> figuring out which mechanisms can be applied to provide the
> support. I will keep the anonymity of interviewers and I have the
> commitment to publish/return the results of my research to the community.
> I need your help answering my interview. We will conduct the interviews
> via textual chat, and we can schedule it at the time that fits better for
> you. Please send me a private email if you are interested in supporting my
> I also request your help reaching out contributors so that I
> can gather the best information. The data will help gain insights about
> newcomer issues, and allow us to propose initiatives to alleviate the
> problems faced by newcomers, as a tentative to retain them.
> To volunteer you must be 18 years or older, be English speaking, and have
> experience in software development.
> Feel free to contact me in case you have any doubt or question regarding
> my research or
> the interview process.
> Igor Fabio Steinmacher
> Visiting Scholar in Dept of Informatics at UCI (http://www.informatics.uci
> Faculty in Dept. of Computing at Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná
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