2020 Contributor Survey

May 27, 2020 · Niko Matsakis and @mark-i-m on behalf of the compiler team

You may be aware that Rust recently turned 5! If you read this blog, then you probably already know that the Rust project thrives because of its many contributors, and that we're always looking for ways to make it easier for people to get involved.

Today we are pleased to announce the Rust contributor survey. This short, anonymous survey should only take a few minutes to fill out, but it will really help us in understanding what kinds of problems people experience when contributing to Rust so that we can try to address them. We value many different kinds of contributions, such as reporting problems, triaging issues, organizing meetups, etc, but this survey's purpose is to identify and eliminate barriers to entry for code contributions.

The survey is targeting current, past, and future contributors to Rust. We're particularly interested in hearing from new or prospective code contributors.

So whether you're a frequent contributor already or someone who has only thought about contributing, please take a few minutes to fill out the survey before June 10, 2020.

We plan to share and discuss summary data. We may quote free-form responses unless you ask us not to. All information is collected anonymously. Only team members or people specifically helping administer the survey will be able to view full results.