Join the Technical Steering Committee¶
In the Kedro project’s latest iteration it is an incubating project within LF AI & Data.
The term “Technical Steering Committee” (TSC) describes the group of Kedro maintainers. We list Kedro’s current and past maintainers on this page.
The TSC is responsible for the project’s future development; you can read about our duties in our Technical Charter. We are happy to accept new members into the TSC to fuel Kedro’s continued development.
On this page we describe:
Responsibilities of a maintainer¶
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
Ensure that ongoing pull requests are moving forward at the right pace or closing them
Guide the community to use our various communication channels:
GitHub issues for feature requests and bug reports
GitHub discussions to discuss the future of the Kedro project
Slack for questions and to support other users
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 who can do the following:
Write high-quality code and collaborate with the team and community
Understand the project’s code base and internals
Make pull requests from our backlog or roadmap; maintainers need to work towards a common goal
Learn how the team works, including processes for testing, quality standards and code review
Show evidence of already having started pull requests and code reviews under the guidance of maintainers; including asking for help where needed
Show excitement about the future of Kedro
Build a collaborative relationship with the existing team
Kedro was originally designed by Aris Valtazanos and Nikolaos Tsaousis at QuantumBlack to solve challenges they faced in their project work. Their work was later turned into an internal product by Peteris Erins, Ivan Danov, Nikolaos Kaltsas, Meisam Emamjome and Nikolaos Tsaousis.
Currently, the core Kedro team consists of:
Ahdra Merali, Andrew Mackay, Ankita Katiyar, Antony Milne, Deepyaman Datta, Huong Nguyen, Ivan Danov, Jannic Holzer, Jo Stichbury, Joel Schwarzmann, Juan Luis Cano, Marcin Zabłocki, Merel Theisen, Nero Okwa, Nok Lam Chan, Rashida Kanchwala, Ravi Kumar Pilla, Sajid Alam, Stephanie Kaiser, Tynan DeBold and Yetunde Dada.
Former core team members with significant contributions include:
Andrii Ivaniuk, Anton Kirilenko, Cvetanka Nechevska, Dmitrii Deriabin, Gabriel Comym, Gordon Wrigley, Hamza Oza, Ignacio Paricio, Jiri Klein, Kiyohito Kunii, Laís Carvalho, Liam Brummitt, Lim Hoang, Lorena Bălan, Nasef Khan, Richard Westenra, Susanna Wong and Zain Patel.
Every quarter year, existing maintainers will collect 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
kedro-team channel on the Kedro Slack organisation, and listed as Kedro maintainers.
Voting can change project maintainers and decide on the future of Kedro. The TSC leads the process as voting maintainers of Kedro. The voting period is one week and via a GitHub discussion or through a pull request.
Other issues or proposals¶
Kedro’s GitHub discussions section 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¶
The decision to add or remove a maintainer is made based on TSC members votes in that pull request. Additions and removals of maintainers require a 2/3 majority.
The act of adding or removing maintainers onto the list requires a pull request against the Kedro maintainers section of this page.