QtCS2016 Contributions

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  • Entry point: how do people find out how to contribute?
    • We can more easily indicate to people how to contact developers
    • Web Freenode
  • Making it easy to contribute, less intimidating
    • Instructions too complex!
    • Clean up the entry guidelines
  • Bug reports
    • Bug triaging guidelines / hints / BKMs
  • Documentation fixes
    • Can we make it easier? There's no need to build, only to run qdoc
  • Forums
  • "Junior jobs"
    • Mark certain JIRA entries with the label
    • Examples
      • TBD: Examples repo
      • Skeleton/template directory
      • Modernise codebase (C++11, new styles not from Qt 2 days)
    • Documentation
  • How to deal with patches that go unnoticed / unreviewed
    • Get someone to review, anyone
    • Add people who have worked in that file and other similar ones
    • If a week goes by, add Maintainer and write "ping"
  • Mentoring programs
    • GSoC via KDE
  • Rewards
    • Recognising biggest new contributor in the last year to QCS
    • Example: 10th commit gets you a coffee mug