Recommendations and Resources

Checklist for Setting your Project

  • Create README and Vision file

  • Create a project roadmap to share

  • Develop a CONTRIBUTING file

  • Select & adopt a Code of Conduct with reporting & enforcement guide

  • You can also create a page dedicated to help your community members explore your project and its resources (see Django Documentation).

These documents are also effective tools for community building as it supports early contributors to get easily onboarded and makes it easy for past contributors to return.

GitHub Insights

GitHub encourages collaboration practice in their community guidelines. The insights tab of your GitHub project provides a section called “Community” that includes a list of recommended documents that your project should have.

Image of a checklist in Community section of Insights tab of a GitHub project.

Fig. 56 Checklist of recommended documents

Resources for Advanced Structure for Data Analysis