On 6/10/19 12:16 PM, María Leandro wrote:
Hello all! long time :)
¡Hola María! 😊
* D&I team would be able to gather 1:1 info from real cases,
experiences since survey system haven't been a viable solution "yet".
* People with real struggles would find a familiar face where to lay
part of their struggles and open up (hopefully)
* Fedora community CoC and how we handle events could benefit from the
* Not only people affected, but 3rd parties friends who know cases and
victims, can work as bridges into knowing those experiences.
* The better the info, the better we can help.
This could be a great feedback mechanism for the D&I Team. Since the
demographic survey is off the table, this is a first step to collect
feedback from the community on what areas we can best focus our time and
have the most effective impact on the Fedora community.
Worst case scenario? And potential solutions...
* People is to afraid to show up in person and talk about their
experiences: Here comes some main points.
One thing that Misc mentioned in IRC was setting realistic expectations.
We should be up front that we cannot guarantee an outcome to an issue
someone shares with us, but we can do our best to listen and find a way
to make their (anonymous) feedback heard. If we are transparent and set
expectations up front, we can avoid disappointment or anger if something
is currently out of our combined ability to address.
- Who: Having a familiar face could be the break point for some
people, so it's "a must" to have people who have been long term
contributors into the D&I or the Fedora environment and have proven to
be non-conflict, easy listeners and at least good and fluent with
English so nothing gets lost in translation.
I suggest current active members of the team are eligible for this role.
Not to exclude an eager person from helping, but a volunteer should
understand how to be a good listener and not passing any judgment on
what someone shares something personal. This is key because we do not
want someone to feel bad or regret having spoken up at all!
- Where: Having a personal meeting would make it easier to be
recognized by others, and this bring a new difficulty, however, there
are ways to address this:
Option A: Share a casual coffee with your listener, so it's not
an uncomfortable interview.
Option B: Have a chat table, so you can just write your
thoughts but being closer for a friendly support if needed.
Option C: No personal interaction, but host a meeting at the
end of Flock to discuss the info gathered without disclosing personal
info, or details about the info gathered.
I like Option A!
I'm not sure what you mean with Option B – could you please clarify?
I think Option C is difficult since Flock ends on Sunday afternoon and a
lot of people have travel commitments shortly after and need to check
out of a hotel. I wouldn't want an important conversation to be rushed
or be cut short because of a flight time.
- How: The most important part of the idea is to let people know
will be in a safes pace with someone who won't emit judges or give
advice, we are only listeners trying to understand better how we can
keep improving the overall social health of the community. So again,
here are some ideas on how we could let people feel safe into contacting us:
Option A: A general call for contributions where those who are
interested into share information can send a private email, so no names
or anything will be public.
Option B: A point of contact or person of contact (probably
someone with a special tag or something so again, is not a noticeable
spot where others can feel judged) they can reach for a coffee (please
have a coffee/tea spot).
Option C: A note box. A nice option would include to have a box
where people can write their experiences, suggestions and more, and just
place them in a safe box where no names would be seen at all. completely
anonymous, and again, read them all and discuss with the lesser details
how that can help us improve.
I like Option A. Closer to Flock, we could send an announcement on
Flock-attendees mailing list and IRC/Telegram that the D&I Team will run
these sessions and who you can reach out to for a 1x1 conversation. This
way, someone can reach out to a specific person they feel comfortable
with and plan 1x1 time with them.
- Fedora Map: It would also be a great (and weird) idea to have
of a world map where people could just put a post it or a sticker on how
they feel according to:
' Overall joy of being a worldwide Fedora member
' How comfortable fo you feel with your regional community?
' Are you comfortable with your regional group?
' Do you have a nice and smooth interaction inside the Teams
you're part of?
I like this idea, but I think we need a way to address negative feedback
if someone answers negatively in a public format. We might not be able
to do this. I think it is better to save these questions for the 1x1
conversations. What do you think?
Alternatively, it would still be fun to have a big map with tack-pins or
toothpick flags where people could pin where they are from. This would
be a cool way to see where Flock attendees come from and be a fun
activity to show off at the end of Flock!
Anyway... long email, but do any of these ideas ring a bell to you?
Does this sounds like a good idea to start collecting real information
about the social health of Fedora community?
One thing from IRC this morning is acknowledging this idea does exclude
a large portion of our community to Flock attendees. Unfortunately, a
lot of people cannot travel for a variety of reasons. That said, I think
this is a good start for our team and it gives us *something* to try
since the demographic survey is off the table. We need to start
somewhere small and then gradually build out and build up.
Tatica, do you plan to attend Flock this year? Would you be interested
in organizing and leading this? Let us know – I am happy to support and
be a part of this idea with you. :D
Thanks for bringing this idea to the list.
Justin W. Flory