So, we need to work on:
- which team to begin with? Ideas? (Keeping in mind that F23 is release
soon - something coinciding with the release would be nice)
- when do we do the join day
- rewards - newbies get a badge for joining the community anyway.
Should we have a badge for community members that help out?
- metrics to collect - community members involved, newbies involved,
work done, *what else*?
- after the join day - get newbies and contributors to write about
their experiences (feedback?)
I've been thinking about this for the past couple of days, and I think
the badges are a powerful "motivator" to engage potential or would-be
contributors to become more involved, especially with university
students. Not sure what you guys would think about this, but what about
doing team "Badge-athons", where maybe teams can select a few of the
easyfix tasks and combine those with the objectives that are already set
up (mostly) by badges. Then, I think it will be easier for current
contributors to have definite objectives, e.g. "here's goal one, goal
two, goal three, try doing task x and task y to earn these badges" sort
In terms of what team to begin with, perhaps since the release is so
close and if we'd want to organize something close to F23, I think the
marketing team may be a good first candidate? The Magazine is a possible
starting place, or perhaps some of the tasks surrounding the wiki or
As for when, it's obviously going to depend on the schedule of each
individual team that has their own Join Day, but I would perhaps think
spacing them apart by a few weeks would provide us with enough time to
plan and execute the event. The planning time may fluctuate between
teams too, but I'm not well-versed enough to have a definite idea for that.
For rewards, I think in the big picture, badges are the "quick" reward
for participants to get, but I think trying to incorporate the
foundations of Fedora, particularly with community, would be the thing
that turns the one-time contributor into a regular. Having multiple
people around for the team would probably help contribute to this, so it
should definitely be a prerogative for the team (which leads me to
another question I'm still confused on, is this something the Join SIG
works on or is it delegated to each individual team with assistance from
the Join SIG?).
Having badges for community members that help out is a good idea too.
As for post-join day activities, I think encouraging blogging to Fedora
Planet is a good idea to help the participants become more involved - I
know it would probably be a super cool thing for someone who does this
and writes about it to have a bunch of the people that helped them get
started like / share / comment on their blog entry.
Anyways, this is just some of my take on this, curious as to what the
rest of you think.
Justin W. Flory