Tagged: cbt-education

Community Building Education Update – 12 May 2014

Education & Culture Working Group

Wiki Working Group

  • Held our regular working group meeting on 6 May (notes).
  • Discussed group feedback on the draft scope and mission statement for both the Mozilla Wiki and the WWG itself.
  • Finalized About wiki.mozilla.org statement and posted for feedback. See announcement for background and please comment!

Community Building Curriculum Subgroup

  • The community building curriculum subgroup had its first meeting (notes)! During the meeting we brainstormed what kind of community building curriculum could be possible to roll-out this year. We agreed that finding existing curriculum and adapting for Mozilla would be the best way to utilize our limited resources. Between this meeting and next, we’re going to make a list of possible resources to adapt
  • A community building skills question is prepared in Mozilla Moderator and after seeing with responses from the MozCamp design session in April, I’ll announce project-wide and ask for Mozillians to submit their ideas.

Get Involved

As always, you are welcome to join me in any of these projects. Look at my mozillians profile for the best way to get in touch with me.

Upcoming meetings

Calendar file for both meetings: ics or html.

Creating an “Open Planning Checklist” – your feedback wanted

As part of the community building education efforts I’m leading at Mozilla, I’ve created a draft of an open planning checklist. The inspiration for the current content comes from our book Community Event Planning. I’ve modified it somewhat to be more Mozilla-specific.

This is meant to be a quick reference, one that project leaders can read and understand quickly, and reference as they set up their projects.

Please take a look at the draft on WikiMo and let me know what you think. For best collaboration, leave your comments directly on that wiki page. Otherwise leave a comment here on the blog, or visit my Mozillians profile for the best way to get in touch.

Community Building Education Update – 5 May 2014

This doesn’t fit specifically in either category below, but I still wanted to call attention to it: Last Tuesday we launched Firefox 29 “Australis,” our biggest redesign of Firefox since version 4!

Education & Culture Working Group

  • Further planning with Dino Anderson about diversity & inclusion efforts we’d like to roll out this year. I don’t have notes I can share, but will work on putting together some kind of update soon.
  • Drafted an open planning checklist (comments welcome!). This is geared towards all Mozilla teams (of paid and volunteer contributors) to help them adopt and maintain an open planning process.
  • Represented the E&C Working Group at the Grow Mozilla meeting.
  • Facilitated our regular Education & Culture working group meeting (notes).

Wiki Working Group

  • Triaged all open Websites::wiki.mozilla.org bugs. Closed 43 bugs (search).
  • Setup the wiki as a project in scrumbugs. Still updating bugs with user stories, so you won’t see a lot there, except in the backlog.
  • Worked, with Lyre and Larissa, on final drafts of wiki.mozilla.org and WWG purpose and scope documents. We’ll review as a group tomorrow and then I’ll post publicly.

Other

  • I wrote a tiny, simple WordPress plugin called bz shortcode to help make generating individual bugzilla.mozilla.org links on this blog easier.
  • I’m trying to attend fewer meetings so that I have more time to work. My strategy so far is: If I receive a meeting invite without an agenda item making it clear why I’m a necessary participant, I’ve started declining with a note to the organizer asking if I really need to be there. The flip side of this is that I’m doing my best to have clear agendas a head of time for the meetings that I facilitate.

Priorities for this week

  • Finalize scope documents for both the wiki itself and the wiki working group.
  • Update contribute area page for webdev.
  • Outline requirements for project-wide “Mozilla Quilt” (part of Education roadmap). Working on this with Dino and others.
  • Expand the brainstorm of needed community building skills that we started at last month’s MozCamp planning session to entire organization using Mozilla moderator.
  • Collect feedback on open planning checklist and publish.

Get Involved

As always, you are welcome to join me in any of these projects. Look at my mozillians profile for the best way to get in touch with me.

Upcoming meetings

Calendar file for both meetings: ics or html.

Community Building Education Update – 29 April 2014

Note: This is the first in what I plan to be weekly updates about the work we’re doing as part of the Education and Wiki Working Groups, part of the community building team at Mozilla. I’ll tag these updates with mozilla as well as cbt-education and wwg when appropriate.

Wiki Working Group

On Tuesday of last week we help our twice-monthly Wiki Working Group meeting (notes). Key takeaways:

  • We celebrated becoming an official sub-module of websites.
  • We talked about planning an in-person meet-up and sprint at this year’s Wikimania in London.
  • We talked about the need to clarify our vision for the wiki as a prerequisite for creating the long-term roadmap, as well as the need start on a short-term roadmap to address critical needs.

During our next meeting we’ll continue work on both the short- and long-term roadmaps. If you’re interested in contributing, please get involved!

Later in the week, a few of us fixed the following bugs:

  • Bug 858844 – Sortable tables on wiki no longer sortable
  • Bug 1001710 – Recent changes to wiki.mozilla.org break bugzilla plugin
  • Bug 819708 – wiki.mozilla.org editor wont show rich text editor

MozCamp Planing Session

Last week a handful of contributors gathered at the San Francisco office to plan MozCamps 2014, the next phase of what we’re still calling “MozCamps” but which we plan to evolve into a new kind of event.

I’m still synthesizing everything we covered during the planning session, but the most relevant takeaway in terms of the education working group was this list of community building skills that the group generating during a brainstorming session about what content should be included in the new MozCamps. This week I’m working to integrate that list into the existing community building curriculum roadmap.