This definitely is a really nice way to encourage more people to make their first open source contribution. Thanks Kent for your efforts towards promoting this. Around two months ago there was a Code Newbie twitter chat(https://storify.com/CodeNewbies/contributing-to-open-source-560c940b668d7e661f1f1c7a) around contributing to open source and one question(https://twitter.com/CodeNewbies/status/649397089739362304?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw) as part of this chat was how could new coders contribute to open source, back then my answer(https://twitter.com/mohnishgj/status/649398042395701248) to this was — Having a list of mentors in the project README that are willing help new coders contribute to open source. This answer seemed to have been well received then. Probably open source maintainers could also consider this option as well..