Debian Contributors right after DebConf

"Debian Contributor" is going to be a new hat in Debian, automatically given to anyone who contributes to Debian in some way.

I kickstarted the idea with a BOF at the beginning of DebConf (see video), worked on it during the conference and announced the results so far at a talk towards the end of the conf (see video).

In the end, we have a data model and an initial prototype, still not deployed. A team is forming to work on this after DebConf.

This TED video came to my mind several times, while working on this.

I'm excited to see a way to turn on the light and see who Debian Contributors really are. My gut feeling is that we are in for a lot of surprises, which may change the way we see our community in exciting ways.