Values - Team 1

  • John - Wikimedia
  • Michelle - Mozilla
  • Claudia - KDE
  • Charlie - friend of Mozilla
  • Siebrand - translatewiki.net

For participants

  • Hard to define the value proposition. Easy for organisers, but we need to focus on the value for the participant.
  • Community summit - I love meeting my friends whom I work with every day in real life.
  • Better understanding of the person on the other side of the line. Interfacing, improving relationships.
  • Getting context.
  • Reality check/Feedback on ideas or concepts in more understandable and sane ways.
  • Group thinking (?)
  • Learn, find out, get informed, get choice.

Summary

  • Getting a reality check on ideas and concepts
  • Fulfill the need for belonging and having and deepening social real-life relationships
  • Get information on familiar and unfamiliar topics

For organisation

  • Community summit - Results in code, decisions, strengthened community, outreach leading to new community.
  • KDE has newbie quota for sprints.
  • Growth of the contributor base, knowledge transfer, continuity of community.
  • Community binding/bonding.
  • Providing context and gathering feedback.

Summary

  • Acceleration of loads of stuff
  • Outreach kills groups thinking
  • Boosting community health

Materials

  • Mentorship programme for event organising
  • Guidelines for event organising
  • 10 steps to organising an event that sucks
  • outreach toolbox
    • best practice examples
    • don'ts
    • checklists

Values - Team 2

Motivations

  • Networking
    • Sharing knowledge
  • Cross-cultural melting
    • Trying to understand how people work
    • ..collaborate
    • strengthening existing ties
  • Building a common ID within an organization
  • Having common definition, understanding, messages (languages)
  • Realizing one of the goals of the organization, for the local community (regional level)
  • being part of the Zeitgeist
  • being part of something fun
  • spreading the message

Actual Values

Value to the world

  • Networking
    • Sharing knowledge
  • Having common definition, understanding, messages (languages)
  • Meaningful procreation

Communities are transformed.

Value to the organization

  • Having common definition, understanding, messages (languages)
  • Realizing one of the goals of the organization, for the local community (regional level)
  • Building a common ID within an organization
  • Cross-cultural melting
    • strengthening existing ties
  • Being able to shape the communication in detail, and communicate complex values
  • spreading the message

Organizations communicate.

Value to the participant

  • Networking
    • Sharing knowledge
    • Finding like-minded people
    • Forming partnerships
  • Having common definition, understanding, messages (languages)
  • being part of the Zeitgeist
  • being part of something fun
  • Cross-cultural melting
    • Trying to understand how people work
    • ..collaborate
  • Learning the message

Participants discover, learn, meet, have sex, etc.

Actions

  • Simple set of guidelines for people willing to organize events (event kit)
  • Drafting a social relationship service for the open web (community)
  • Forming a specific collaboration between the groups here, to serve as a practical model

The value of our events

1) Participants become more strongly connected to the mission, ambition and work of the organization.

2) Participants feel a clear sense of belonging, friendship, personal learning and reward for involvement.

3) The event raises awareness, meets concrete goals, educates and draws in a greater audience.


Tools

- Knowledge of your group and their interests (profiles, backgrounds) in order to tailor events to their needs.

- Have a clear plan and agenda for the event and beyond.

- Know your external environment and target audience.

- Documenting the event responsibly, reporting outcomes, and sharing widely.

- Communicating a sense of urgency and purpose for meeting.

- Ensure good professional facilitation of event (either internal or external).