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From Rich Bowen <>
Subject New Member Orientation
Date Mon, 12 Mar 2018 18:08:37 GMT
As you may have seen on members@ (those of you who are members) I'd like 
to do a series of New Member Orientation sessions (probably video, to be 
posted to the ASF YouTube channel, where we cover things like:

* What are the rights and responsibilities of a Member?
* How are members selected/elected?
* What does the Board do?

stuff like that.

Based on my experience with producing this kind of content elsewhere, I 
would suggest that we do one topic per video, rather than trying to do a 
comprehensive everything video. This would be supplementary content to 
go with

and will perhaps make that content more accessible to people that are 
currently not seeing what has been written, or prefer content in a 
different format than the current text.

I am very aware that not everyone on this list is a member. However, I 
believe this content will be valuable both as internal and external 
resources, to educate the world as to how we operate, while increasing 
internal knowledge.

A number of people have indicated, on the members list, that this is a 
good and useful thing to do. Now we have to actually do it.

Here's what I see as the way forward:

* Clearly identify the topics to cover. The three above are, I think, a 
great place to start.
* Identify who can speak to each one of these and what format we want to 
do. I am ready and available to do this in interview style, if desired. 
I do this as part of my day job. Or we can do a round-table discussion 
type thing, if we wanted to have a few people doing it. Or I can just 
start making videos and people can yell at me when I get something 
wrong. :-)
* Schedule the recordings.

This is also something that we can do on-site at ApacheCon or other 
events where 2 or more of us are gathered. I *always* have my video gear 
with me.

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