Micro Events

Participants

  • Mark Surman
  • Pippa
  • Pierros Papadeas
  • Kadir Topal
  • Nadia El Imam
  • Barry

Definition

  • Less than 3 hours
  • Less than 15 people

Event Type 1 (Wikipedia Editing Teach-in)

Goal

  • Take the less than 50-edits contributor and make him a sustainable one
  • Help more people survive in the project

Audience

  • Less than 50-edits contributor
  • 3 months contributor

Motivation for participant

  • Translate the raw enthusiasm into a competency
  • They want to change what they get
  • They want to know the mechanics of the project
  • Overcome frustration

Organizer

  • Matchmaker
    • Redirecting help requests
    • Managing the platform
  • Teacher
    • Accomplice editor
    • Wants to help

Motivation for organizer

  • Skill holding
  • Recognition

Collaborators

  • Admins
  • Local chapters
  • Like minded orgs

Resources

  • Teacher's toolkits
  • Swag

Tools

  • Mediawiki
  • Matchmaking scheduling system

Outreach

  • In the wikipedia workflow

Why face to face

  • Imminent direct feedback
  • Rewarding on a personal level

Deliverables

Follow up

Success Metric

Sustainability

Event Type 2 (P2PU General Meetup)

Goal

  • Meet other P2PU participants in your town / local area
  • Introduce potential participants to the project
  • Let all attendees know of all ways to get involved

Audience

existing and potential P2PU members 10-15 people

Motivation for participant

loneliness - i want to meet P2PU people in my town I miss (one of the) best things about traditional learning (other learners + beer, coffee, informal discussion) learn about related resources in their town - labs, libraries, studios etc Questions to be answered: How can I get involved? I have a problem with this, who do i talk to?

Organizer

P2PU participants:

  • learning participant
  • study group creator
  • P2PU-dev contributor
  • Staff Member

Motivation for organizer

Need more people in my particular study group Want to find local participants Need more people developing the website

Collaborators

Call for other interested local P2PU people Mozilla ReMo tie in for SoW element SoSI local contributors - School of Social Innovation - have a lot of face to face courses local open / free culture reps: CC, wikimedia

Resources

Swag and print materials - signup / attendance sheet, mailing list signup, feedback form World Cafe Instructions / Hi My Name Is Sticker pre-existing list of potential venues that organiser can add to / edit (Ushihidi) access to

Tools

Outreach

Blogging, Microblogging, P2PU Mailout and Meetup.com (or the like)

Why face to face

  • Increased sense of connection to P2PU (beyond the study group / course level)
  • Increased understanding of our participants motivations that can't easily be achieved online
  • Local connections to useful resources for learners
  • Serendipitous encounters beyond your topic interest

Deliverables

Follow up

  • Add email addresses to the sign-up list
  • Track all people who signed up to P2PU because of a Meetup -
    • how are you?
    • What Have you learnt?
    • Interested in running your own meetup?

Success Metric

  • Number of attendees
    • Existing P2PU v New Attendees
      • >4 is good > 10 is amazing
    • How long people stay for?
      • >1hr is good >3 hours amazing, but maybe you should learn to say goodbye

Sustainability

  • Need to find supportive venues
  • all P2PU participants should feel welcome to start a meetup, but we should provide them with a kit including swag, welcome stickers/ postcards, info about P2PU etc
  • Past meetup attendees should be tracked if possible and asked if they want to host an event too

Event Type 3 ()

Goal

  • To identify interesting projects within the community to be supported (financed)

Audience

  • Community builders

Motivation for participant

  • They can get kudos for directing resources
  • Finding new projects (good for their orgs)
  • Contribute sustainability

Organizer

Motivation for organizer

Collaborators

Resources

Tools

Outreach

Why face to face

Deliverables

Follow up

Success Metric

Sustainability

Event Type 4 (Joining Mozilla Handholding meetup)

Goal

  • Get new contributors for Mozilla projects

Audience

  • Excited people about Mozilla and the Open Web
  • Potential contributors
  • Contributors on foss projects

Motivation for participant

  • Get started contributing to Mozilla the easy way

Organizer

Motivation for organizer

Collaborators

Resources

Tools

Outreach

Why face to face

Deliverables

Follow up

Success Metric

Sustainability