Designed not to scale

[ Thanks to Asheesh Laroia for
this link. ]

“For most open source projects, just one new
contributor would mean a huge increase in energy. As a team member,
what can you do to find that person?

“Typically, we configure computers to converse with prospective
helpers. This “scales” — a new contributor requests a page
from your wiki or searches the OpenHatch volunteer opportunity
finder, and you don’t have to do anything at all. If things work
out, the patches flow in.

“This time, I want to talk about outreach strategies where human
effort is the bottleneck.”