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From Santiago Gala <santiago.g...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Onboarding Experience, Knowledge Architecture, Events and D&I
Date Thu, 29 Nov 2018 15:35:17 GMT
On Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 9:09 AM Bertrand Delacretaz <bdelacretaz@apache.org>
wrote:

> Hi Griselda,
>
> On Wed, Nov 28, 2018 at 7:03 PM Griselda Cuevas <gris@google.com.invalid>
> wrote:
> > ...The projects I'm working on are:
> >    1. New Contributor/Comitter Onboarding Experience
> >    2. Knowledge Base Architecture for projects (documentation)
> >    3. Events
> >    4. Diversity & Inclusion, focuses in LatinAmerica ...
>
>
I'm quite inactive these days, but if there is an area where I'm active in
the ASF it is precisely Community Development.

Re: the 4th area, Diversity & Inclusion, if you need a native Spanish
speaker I might be able to help a bit

Re: what Bertrand comments below, I share his approach. I'll paraphrase it
as I like to imagine it:
* you have your dream/design about how you would like things to be in the
future
* you analyse how the things are currently
* you give small, reversible steps that leave things closer to your dream
* you check if the effect of the output makes me reconsider aspects of the
target and/or the analysis changes in time
* ...

It is a long term process, and ideally quality increases monotonically in
time, so you can stop or pause whenever you want or needs to,
always with positive results.

Regards
Santiago


> I think these are all great topics, thanks for sharing!
>
> My comment as someone who's been around Apache for quite a while is
> that "big" initiatives tend to be abandoned after some time, as our
> community members tend to come and go and their availability varies
> over time.
>
> I'm much more of fan of small, concrete things that help us progress
> in those areas. Blog posts that stand on their own and stay around
> forever, concrete actions at our conferences and events that help
> foster diversity, etc...
>
> As an example, I would be very skeptical about a Foundation-wide
> initiative for a knowledge base architecture. But if you find one or
> two projects who are willing to participate in such an experiment by
> reworking their documentation I would be very enthusiastic - their
> docs would probably improve in the process and can later serve as
> examples for others, and the energy invested is directly valuable.
>
> I hope I'm not being too negative - this sounds like a great
> initiative and I hope we can channel it so it brings long-term value
> to the Foundation.
>
> -Bertrand
>
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