Hi folks! Thanks everyone who participated in the Global Open Source Diversity Summit discussions this month. The energy people are bringing to this is invigorating and we are getting momentum on this!
This post is a quick summary of important next steps and future ways to get involved with organizing:
- Vision for O.S.D. Summit
- Take the Topic survey!
- Working Group ideas (your feedback wanted)
Vision for O.S.D. Summit
In both calls, we rallied around @GeorgLink’s proposal for event vision and goals:
- Get together as a group who is interested in and working on D&I
- Distill best practices and discuss how we can apply them in our own contexts
- Interactive sessions as a way to get the conversation going
Help identify topics of interest for our event and take the survey by Wednesday, September 2nd!
We briefly discussed other tools than a Google Form for this, but in the end, I went with what I was most comfortable with. The form does require authentication with Google – I did this in order to avoid abuse and gaming the form.
If you would like to submit responses a different way, send me a Discourse message and we will figure something out.
I will share out the responses sometime after Wednesday, September 2nd.
Working Group ideas (your feedback wanted)
In both calls, we briefly discussed different roles, skills, and capacities people could contribute. This event will necessarily require decentralized organizing.
I think Working Groups are one informal way of doing this. Each Working Group would need a “bottom liner”, or someone who takes responsibility for organizing recurring meetings and being a project manager, in a way. Here are some initial ideas:
- Event Moderation
- Sponsorship & Outreach
- Talks & CFPs
- Tech Support
My questions for you are…
- Are you interested in participating in a Working Group listed above?
- Are you interested in bottom-lining a Working Group listed above?
- Are there important topics you think are missing?
- Do you have ideas to how we can organize more effectively?
You can answer them all, answer some, or pose your own questions to the group too.
That’s all for now!