News project/Conversation topics

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The following article is a list of questions that can be used to help the community get to know a developer/contributor better.

Interview questions


Tell us about yourself:

  • Do you have any hobbies that you'd like to talk about? Do you work on any projects outside of Gentoo or implement Gentoo professionally?
  • Where are you working (field of work)?


  • How long have you been involved in the Gentoo project?
  • Where did you start (which project)? What project have you enjoyed most?
  • At this time are you open to mentoring new developers?
  • What advice would you give someone interested in helping out with Gentoo?
  • Is there anything the community can do or NOT do to help you with your developer responsibilities?

Gentoo project

  • How would you like to see Gentoo grow in the future?
  • If you could immediately fix bug or implement major feature for Gentoo, what would that be and why would it make a difference?
  • What are some of the things that Gentoo has done well?
  • What areas shouldn't Gentoo focus on, and what are the reasons for it?
  • Which taboos do you think we should tackle within Gentoo?
  • What magical service would really help you or fellow developers to make Gentoo better?