The Mindshare Comittee approved the Community Outreach Revamp proposal after incorporating input from the Fedora community. Mindshare nominated four contributors for potential co-leads for the Temporary Task Force (TTF). Two of the four nominees have capacity for the initiative: Sumantro Mukherjee and Mariana Balla. They will be leading the TTF over the course of the revamp.
Sumantro and Mariana’s primary efforts will be to help organize the multitude of tasks and communications that need to occur for the revamp to be a success. They are meeting weekly along with Marie Nordin, Fedora’s Community Action and Impact Coordinator (FCAIC). Currently, the co-leads are diving into each area of the revamp plan and adding in more concrete tasks, blockers, and taking a look at how to implement the plan strategically.
The team will publish the plan once it has more information and detail. The plan includes a monthly blog post providing updates from the TTF co-leads. We will open the first tickets soon on the Diversity & Inclusion issue tracker for the survey, and on the CommOps issue tracker for the Mindshare Team Interviews. Next steps for volunteers will be communicated to them via Mindshare ticket #227. It’s not too late to sign up!
To volunteer, you can comment on Mindshare ticket #227.
There is a lot of work that needs to be done for the revamp to be successful, and each piece of work takes time. The Ambassador program and the CommOps team have both dealt with their unique struggles. It will take patience and plenty of effort from the contributors working the initiative to achieve real change. The TTF will also need grace and patience from the community overall. This is a monumental task and their efforts are greatly appreciated. Hopefully both teams will be up and running to help us out at next year’s Nest/Flock!