[Openstack-sigs] [First Contact]Initial Ideas on forming the First Contact SIG
doug at doughellmann.com
Tue Sep 26 19:50:28 UTC 2017
Excerpts from Yih Leong, Sun.'s message of 2017-09-26 10:51:22 -0700:
> There used to be a "mentoring program" organized by "Women of OpenStack -
> WOS used to organised "Mentoring + Breakfast" session for people who are
> new to the summit and community.
> Is that program still active?
> If yes, is this something that this "Welcome" SIG can collaborate with?
Yes, the Women of OpenStack program still runs mentoring programs. I
don't know about the breakfast event specifically, but they have been
recruiting for Outreachy mentors.
And yes, I think it would make sense for the two groups to collaborate.
I expect the mentoring program would be one of several resources
the welcoming SIG would direct people to.
> On Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 10:19 AM, Doug Hellmann <doug at doughellmann.com>
> > Excerpts from Thierry Carrez's message of 2017-09-26 17:19:07 +0100:
> > > Davanum Srinivas wrote:
> > > > Doug,
> > > >
> > > > I'd like to add a reference to organizations that the new community
> > > > members belong too as the pressure comes from their chain of command
> > > > too:
> > > >
> > > > How's this?
> > > >
> > > > To proactively work with new community members and organizations to
> > > > help them become
> > > > effective contributors in OpenStack by sharing tips, information,
> > > > resources and guidance and
> > > > to facilitate collaboration between the people working on initiatives
> > > > related to community goals.
> > >
> > > +1 on calling it the "Welcome to OpenStack" group (or some other
> > > positive-sounding welcoming name). My worry was that we'd create a group
> > > that would be the new contributor police that would spread a "distrust
> > > by default" attitude. If that's tied into mentoring and accompanying
> > > contributors in their first steps in the OpenStack world, I'm all for it.
> > >
> > Sure, we can work "Welcome" into the name. Something like "Welcome
> > Wagon" may be too much of a cultural idiom, but I'm sure we can come up
> > with something positive.
> > Doug
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