So You Want to Contribute…

For general information on contributing to OpenStack, please check out the contributor guide to get started. It covers all the basics that are common to all OpenStack projects: the accounts you need, the basics of interacting with our Gerrit review system, how we communicate as a community, etc.

Below will cover the more project specific information you need to get started with Watcher.


IRC Channel

#openstack-watcher (changelog)

Mailing list(prefix subjects with [watcher])

Weekly Meetings

Bi-weekly, on Wednesdays at 08:00 UTC on odd weeks in the #openstack-meeting-alt IRC channel (meetings logs)

Meeting Agenda

Contacting the Core Team




Li Canwei


chen ke


Corne Lukken


su zhengwei


Yumeng Bao


New Feature Planning

New feature will be discussed via IRC or ML (with [Watcher] prefix). Watcher team uses blueprints in Launchpad to manage the new features.

Task Tracking

We track our tasks in Launchpad. If you’re looking for some smaller, easier work item to pick up and get started on, search for the ‘low-hanging-fruit’ tag.

Reporting a Bug

You found an issue and want to make sure we are aware of it? You can do so HERE.

Getting Your Patch Merged

Due to the small number of core reviewers of the Watcher project, we only need one +2 before +W (merge). All patches excepting for documentation or typos fixes must have unit test.

Project Team Lead Duties

All common PTL duties are enumerated here in the PTL guide.