How to Become a Committer on Apache Hadoop

We regularly get people asking "how they can become a Hadoop committer?"

It's a long process that effectively comes from being recognised as a good developer within the Hadoop development community.

How do manage these? By working on issues, starting small and then building up -and collaborating with others on their work.


Everyone in the project -even the committers- have to have their code reviewed by others before checking it in. Becoming a committer is not so much a reward for time put in but an acknowledgement that your are considered capable of reviewing and judging other people's work, to +1 their contributions and the perform the housekeeping of actually checking it in. That's actually a hard skill -and its why committers tend to restrict their reviewing to the parts of the system which they understand well.

Now -get coding!

See also

  1. Inside Hadoop dev