First Meeting of the Year on January 12th!

Happy New Year everyone! :tada: This is to announce that we would be resuming our community activities and plans on the 8th of January, 2024. :dancer::man_dancing:

To kick off the year on a positive note, we are thrilled to announce that our first meeting will take place together with the Sustain Together biweekly meeting scheduled for next week.

Event Details:

  • Date: Friday, January 12th
  • Time: 16:00pm UTC
  • Location: Big Blue Button

Agenda Highlights:

  • Reflection on our efforts and accomplishments in 2023
  • Setting goals and priorities for 2024
  • Open floor for member updates and initiatives.

Have a great weekend!

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I have a conflict tomorrow and won’t be able to make it this time! I look forward to reading the meeting minutes later.

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Here is a summary of what we discussed in the meeting last Friday.

  • We reflected on our efforts and accomplishments in 2023: We were able to curate a good amount of DEI resources on the OpenDev Etherpad.

  • Formation of the DEI WG Team: We discussed that it could be great to define roles for DEI wg members to help execute the goals existing on our document.

    • Roles like maintainers, content creators, note takes, and facilitators would be good to start with. We need to define the responsibilities of each role
  • Defining our goals for 2024: The goals we have listed out are so enormous for this WG and might result in burnout for all individuals working on them.

    • We should break it down into 2 goals that are high priority and more achievable

Action Items:

You can refer to the meeting notes for the full discussions - Thanks to Anita/Richard for taking Notes: Sustain DEI WG Discussions

Additional feedback on these discussions is also welcome. If you have any comments/questions/remarks, please feel free to add them to the document.

Attendees: @Anita_Ihuman @Anna_Ayoung-Stoute @RichardLitt @glauesppen @coni2k, Andrew Nesbitt @Kara Sowles @Daniel @Ibiam @jonatoni Azizaj @Maryblessing, Daniel Azubuine

Next Call: Friday, January 19th at 16:00pm UTC

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Answered the form. I am really curious about the result! :slight_smile:

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Same here,

Those are all exciting goals to work towards as a community.

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It was difficult making a choice.

Hello everyone,

This is just a gentle reminder of our meeting today, Friday, 16:00 pm UTC. We will be deliberating on the goals to prioritize based on the outcome of our survey form.

See you there.

Hello everyone,

Here is a summary of what we discussed in the meeting last Friday.

  • Our next call will take place: Friday, February 2th at 16:00pm UTC

Here are the key takeaways:

  • We discussed on the goals we will be Prioritizing goals for 2024 following feedback from the survey form we sent out. You can find these goals listed out here

  • We continued the discussion on the DEI resource landscape project we have been developing. The list is ready to be included in a more detailed that will serve as a form of a handbook.

Action Items:

  • Please add more resources you may know of in the DEI resource landscape

  • We would like to hear about your DEI experiences and efforts in your communities and events; please feel free to share any DEI-related topics you come across or want to discuss.

For the full discussions, please refer to the meeting minutes - Thanks to Richards!: Sustain DEI WG Discussions

Additional feedback on these discussions is also welcome. If you have any comments/questions/remarks, please feel free to add them to the document.

Attendees: @RichardLitt, @Anita_Ihuman @jonatoni @Anna_Ayoung-Stoute @glauesppen @Mugeha_Laura @Brayan Kai

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I’ve set up a Jupyter Notebook like I said I would for this. You can check it out here: About β€” SustainOSS DEI Handbook

And you can add content here: GitHub - sustainers/dei-handbook. I’ve pulled over everything from the Etherpad that was in there right now, so I propose we get rid of that etherpad and use this as the source of truth. If people don’t know how to contribute, they can open an issue and then submit there.

If you’d like to be added as a maintainer, let me know! Looking forward to seeing PRs.

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Thank you, Richard. Will update the link

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This is awesome - great work @RichardLitt :tada:

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