Swede, father and husband.
Note that this is my personal policy. If I don’t extend an invite, it doesn’t mean no-one else will. Be polite, be open, and be patient.
First step, please reach out to the community in chat and let us know why you want to be a part of the community.
I will typically request some form of proof that your username is associated with a public profile on a social network (and yes, I count GitHub as a social network). If you do not wish to share such information in the general chat, I will not consider extending an invite.
I will probably not extend an invite if your online behavior exhibits sexism, misogyny, racism or homophobia.
I will politely ignore unsolicitated requests for invites via Twitter DM or email.