[POLL] Introducing Communities of Practice

Hi all, this is a meta discussion thread for the Communities of Practice (CoP) concept shared during the call. This thread is for us to get a temperature check on the idea, allow the community to weigh in with feedback, and explore what CoPs folks would be interested in exploring.

This thread has a few polls to help us explore next steps before the August monthly meeting. Take a look below and leave your vote and replies below. :raised_hands:

What is a Community of Practice?

A Community of Practice is a group of people who come together to share news, updates, and questions with a broader community collected around a specific topic. This is similar to Working Groups, Special Interest Groups, or other similar terms.

There are not always to-do’s and tasks after meeting, although there can be if the Community of Practice wishes. The main purpose is to provide a safe space and a forum for issues centered on issues faced by folks in specific marginalized and/or underrepresented backgrounds.

Poll: Would you be interested to participate in a Community of Practice (CoP)?

  • yes
  • no
  • not sure

0 voters

Poll: From the following list, what Community of Practice (CoP) would you participate with? Choose your top three.

  • women’s & gender issues
  • LGBTQ+
  • neurodiversity
  • accessibility
  • a specific age group
  • race issues
  • parents’ issues
  • nationality & immigration
  • something else (reply in comments with suggestion!)

0 voters

These polls will help us figure out next steps and shape the agenda of our August meeting. Stay tuned for further discussion here in this thread, in the Telegram, or the Signal chat!

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Non code contribution CoP group! So like, diversity of ‘function’ or ‘role’ in OSS