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April 18th, 2019

Announcing the Rasa Contributor Program

  • portrait of Justina Petraitytė

    Justina Petraitytė

The Rasa open source community is growing faster than ever. Today we are excited to announce a new community initiative - we're introducing the Rasa Contributor Program!

What is the Rasa Contributor Program about?

Community is at the core of Rasa. Therefore, it's important for us to create a space where people with different backgrounds and skills can find ways to get involved. The Rasa Contributor Program is designed to inspire our community members to contribute to open source and to make sure that their efforts and achievements are recognized within the community.

Rasa Contributor Program stages

The Rasa Contributor Program consists of three stages, each based on different levels of involvement and each with a bunch of different perks:

  Contributors HeroesSuperheroes
Who are they?Community members who contribute to Rasa's codebase or developer resources. Contributors who have made multiple high-quality contributions to Rasa. Community leaders who grow and manage Rasa community in their local area or online.
Get recognised

Merge a pull request to Rasa

Write a tutorial on Rasa

Help the community  on the forum

Make multiple code contributions

Write a blog series on Rasa

Talk about  Rasa at a meetup

Be a champion at helping the community on the forum!

Organize a Rasa user group meetup chapter

Manage a local Rasa community

Talk about  Rasa at a conference

Build impressive projects with Rasa

The perks you getExclusive contributor pin, limited edition stickers and an opportunity to tell the world that you have officially become a contributor to an open source project!

Exclusive Hero t-shirt, access to Rasa Heroes group on the forum and a special badge, support for your projects and community initiatives, and more!

Exclusive Superhero sweatshirt,  a special badge on the community forum, a chance to become a writer on the Rasa blog, support and perks for your local Rasa community.

We believe that there are lots of different ways to contribute to the open source projects and it would probably be impossible to list them all. That's why we'd love to learn about (and recognize!) your contributions regardless of whether or not they fit into the categories above. Let us know how you contribute to the Rasa community by sending us a message at!

Meet some of already existing Rasa Heroes and Superheroes

Did you know that some Rasa community members were Rasa Heroes and Superheroes long before officially launching the Rasa Contributor Program? Meet some of the people who are already doing exceptional work in the Rasa Community:

  • Xiaoquan Kong, China

Xiaoquan (aka Howl) is a Rasa Superhero who manages the Rasa community in China (the community QQ channel now has 200+ members). He also gave a talk on Rasa at PyCon Beijing, ran a Rasa User Group meetup there, made multiple code contributions and is now writing a book on Rasa!

  • Bhavani Ravi, India

Bhavani is a Rasa Superhero contributor who wrote an in-depth series of blog posts about how Rasa NLU works. She also organizes Rasa Hackathons in Chennai and champions the Rasa community in India!

  • Souvik Ghosh, Belgium

You have probably seen his name on the Rasa Community Forum! Souvik is a Rasa Superhero doing an extraordinary job in helping our community on the Rasa Community Forum. He also wrote a bunch of great tutorials on different Rasa Stack features and made multiple code contributions.

  • Yogesh Kothiya, India

Yogesh is a Rasa Superhero who started his contributor journey hosting a series of workshops on Rasa and supporting fellow community members to conduct their own. He is also running an online community initiative focused on open source developer education called the Colearninglounge who recently kickstarted their podcast!

You can be a Rasa Superhero too!

It all starts somewhere. Regardless of how experienced you are in contributing to open source or growing communities, there are lots of great things you can achieve by taking part in the Rasa Contributor Program. We want to see you in our community, and most importantly: we want to help you grow as a contributor. Start contributing today and always feel free to ask for help or guidance by dropping us a message at!