Working Groups

Working Groups

This directory contains the notes for each of the active working groups. Each folder contains a few files, along with files specific to that working group:

  • – describes the basic details of the working group and how to get involved
  • – updated regularly with the latest news
  • – a place to document the answer to frequently asked questions

An exhaustive list of working groups can be found at the root of this repository.


These guidelines exist to serve team members who are about to start a new working group.

Mentoring Issues

Mentored issues are a great way for new contributors to get involved without needing to ask for a good first issue and wait for a response. When creating mentored issues, open a topic in the Zulip stream and link to it from the mentoring instructions for people to leave a message in if they are interested.

Compiler Team Check-in

Each week, a rotating set of working groups will check-in with the compiler team at the end of the compiler team’s weekly triage meeting. By default, the working group’s leads will handle this however a designated liaison can be sent instead - as long as whomever is running the meeting is informed. Consider scheduling any meetings before the compiler team check-in and encourage each contributor to add status updates to a shared document. This can make it easier to write notes for this repository and to check-in.


The working group itself is not required to hold meetings, however should the group feel it would be helpful then they are free to. Any meetings should be added to the compiler team calendar so that other interested parties can find out about the meeting. If meetings are not held, then it would still be desirable to keep the in the working group’s directory up-to-date.


Typically working groups don’t have formal members outside of the specified leads. Those interested in participating in a working group can instead subscribe to the working group in order to be added to relevant groups for notification purposes.


Membership would be useful for recognizing regular participants of a working group and providing a team lead with a group of people distribute work amongst. However, as it is desirable to enable anyone to easily add themself as a member of a working group they are interested in participating in - so they can receive notifications and assigned tasks - this has the effect of limiting the extent to which working group membership can be used to recognize regular participants. Therefore, formal membership is typically not pursued.