Dr. Ann Barcomb, an assistant professor at the University of Calgary, is conducting a study on practices for managing episodic, or occasional, contributors to the Perl/Raku project, in collaboration with The Perl Foundation. Following on from [the survey she launched earlier in the year](https://news.perlfoundation.org/post/annbarcombstudylaunch), she would like to interview community managers/leaders or those who have an overview of the participation of numerous contributors.
The interview will look at your experiences working with episodic contributors, and episodic contributions, in the Perl/Raku community. Additionally, she will ask if there is any difference between the current state and what you would like to see, in terms of episodic participation.
If you agree to be interviewed, quotations from the interview may be included in reports/papers, although not attributed directly to you. You have the option of having your name included in a list of participants, if you would like to receive recognition for your effort.
The results of the interviews will be delivered as part of a report to TPF, along with recommendations on practices (derived from previous research) which might be applied to improve the management of episodic participation. Subsequent research will involve working with interested community managers who participated in interviews, in order to implement the practices described in the proposal.
Please let me know if you are willing to be interviewed, and if you have any interest in the subsequent research. I really hope that this research will be relevant, and provide benefit to the Perl/Raku community, in addition to furthering understanding of practices for managing episodic participation in free/libre/open source software communities.
The University of Calgary Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board has approved this study (REB20-2135).
Read the full invitation to take part. [InterviewRecruitment.pdf](_ra-rel-mnt_/simplecas/fetch_content/365ad3aa7bd432024d3140e3f5ac382b05c73622/InterviewRecruitment.pdf)
If you are interested in taking part please use this link to schedule an interview at a convenient time. https://calendly.com/aadharsh-hariharan/tpf-research-interview
Interview consent is here: [InterviewConsent.pdf](_ra-rel-mnt_/simplecas/fetch_content/95f7adccd745833b3525d8229736f66b7215b47e/InterviewConsent.pdf)