Join the Technical Steering Committee

The term “Technical Steering Committee (TSC)” describes the group of people that maintain Kedro. The TSC has many responsibilities surrounding the project’s future development; you can read about our duties in our Technical Charter. We accept new members on the TSC as this fuels Kedro’s continued development. You can see a list of Kedro’s current and past maintainers.

In this section, we detail:

Responsibilities of a maintainer

Product development

  • Be available for at least one full day per week to help with product development

  • Attend community meetings to discuss the project plans and roadmap

  • Be proactive about project maintenance including security, updates, CI/CD, builds and infrastructure

  • Prioritise the work following the product roadmap to move the project forward

Community management

  • Make sure that ongoing pull requests are moving forward at the right pace or closing them

  • Guide the community to use the right channel:

Requirements to become a maintainer

Just contributing does not make you a maintainer; you need to demonstrate commitment to Kedro’s long-term success by working with existing maintainers for a period of time.

We look for commitment markers with the following:

  • Being able to write solid code and collaborate with the team and community

  • Understanding the project’s code base and internals

  • Doing pull requests from our backlog or roadmap; maintainers need to work towards a common goal

  • Learning how the team works, including processes for testing, quality standards and code review

  • Evidence of already having started pull requests and code reviews under the guidance of maintainers; including asking for help where needed

  • Showing excitement about the future of Kedro

  • Building a collaborative relationship with the existing team

Application process

Quarterly, existing maintainers will curate a list of contributors that have shown regular activity on the project over the prior months and want to become maintainers. From this list, maintainer candidates are selected and proposed for a vote.

Following a successful vote, candidates are added to the kedro-developers team on the Kedro GitHub organisation and the kedro-team channel on the Kedro Slack organisation.

Voting process

Voting can change project maintainers and decide on the future of Kedro. The TSC leads it as voting maintainers of Kedro. The voting period is one week and is either performed on GitHub discussions or through a pull request.

Other issues or proposals

GitHub discussions is used to host votes on issues, proposals and changes affecting the future of Kedro, including amendments to our ways of working described on this page. These votes require a 1/2 majority.

Adding or removing maintainers

Adding or removing maintainers requires a pull request against our team list. The decision is made based on TSC members votes in that pull request. Additions and removals of maintainers require a 2/3 majority.