community-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Rich Bowen <>
Subject Re: proposal for a GSoC post-mortem survey
Date Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:17:48 GMT

On 12/07/2016 05:29 AM, Ulrich Stärk wrote:
> On 07.12.16 10:26, Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
>> Hi Uli,
>> On Tue, Dec 6, 2016 at 9:59 AM, Ulrich Stärk <> wrote:
>>> ...I want to propose a post-mortem survey that
>>> hopefully captures a more complete picture....
>> Instead of a survey, how about asking GsoC mentors to send a note here
>> about their GSoC success or failure story? We can send them your list
>> of questions as a guide, but IMO if we get stories that's more
>> powerful.
>> We can also point them to our private list if they really have
>> sensitive stuff to report,
> I saw this as a middle ground between Rich's position of having easy to digest data and
mine aimed
> at getting a as complete as possible picture.
> Also I think that filling out a survey might appeal to more folks than writing up a lengthy


A survey is always an awesome first step in identifying the people with
whom you can dig deeper. A question in the direction of "are you willing
to talk more about this" is always a great place to end, and, even in an
anonymous survey, gives an opportunity to get more stories.

Related: Feathercast is always willing to do interviews. Lots of folks
won't write up a user story to save their lives, but will gladly chat
for 10 minutes, which we can then transcribe.


Rich Bowen - - @rbowen - @apachecon

View raw message