Where to recruit DevOps Volunteers

Posted September 9, 2020 751 views

Hi DO community,

I am running a volunteer developer team for a mental health non-profit, and we’re running into ongoing needs for a systems manager and someone to help us work towards CD. Any ideas where I might be able to recruit a DevOps Volunteer for our mission? Commitment I’m looking for is 5-8 hours per week through October 2020, and more details on the team/application can be found here:

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Hey @natehilpert -

That’s a big question, or unlike some of the other questions we get here, I don’t think there’s a single right answer.

Here’s what I would recommend:

  • GitHub - Open source as much of your code as possible, this is a great way of “pulling people in”. It helps bridge the gap between being a passive observer and a full-time maintainer. Once you open source your code read through these best practice resources for maintainers especially
  • Local Meetups - Probably not as applicable these days, but even in COVID times, local DevOps and SysAdmin meetup organizers are usually awesome connectors and may be able to help you find help.
  • Universities - Connect with compsci professors at your local university or community college, if they like your cause they might be able to refer their students to you to help.

Hope those ideas help! Good luck.