so... this is Drupal right?you’d better get used to it.
this is an (inadvertent)statement of our values
we don’t value theexperience that new contributors have
we don’t value the quality of the products we produceand/or the spaces we inhabit
could we make a crappier ‘onboarding’ experience if we tried?
The term onboarding comes from the field ofhuman resources and the common practice ofnew hire orientation. In that context, the stepsin the process are often referred to asaccommodate, assimilate, and accelerate—all ofwhich apply quite nicely to how new users oughtto be treated in order to bring them into the fold.- Whitney Hesshttp://uxmag.com/design/onboarding-designing-welcoming-ﬁrst-experiences
goals:1. to improve the collaboration tools on Drupal.org so that we can do more and better work together and make Drupal better, faster. 2. to grow the pool of contributors by making Drupal.org a better and easier place to become acontributor - to make it less intimidating to people who want to get started contributing
Prairie Initiative is not a project It’s a family of projects with a shared vision
help us to be more effective- allow us to make good decisions, quickly- involve the right people at the right time- encourage us to follow good processes fordesigning and implementing solutions
we need to be more findableand more joined up- how do new people find the issue queue?- you do you find issues you need/want to know about?- why are there three different initiatives going on atonce to solve the same problem (this is ok, except thatthey don’t know about each other)
we need to know about thingseven if we can’t be on IRC or in theissue queue for hours every day- smart notifications!- let me know when I should know something.- don’t bug me all the time...
we need understand & supportmodes of participation better- 1:9:90- easier to be a power user/leader- easier to dip in and add value
we need a better way to planinitiatives together- planning something big is different to gettingwork on a project done- a place to plan complex, multi-stage projects- a place to plan projects that don’t involve code
we need to be more inclusive- a welcoming environment for noobs- a way to efficiently provide friendly support- an environment that supports all disciplines.
be considerate be respectful be collaborativewhen we disagree, we consult otherswhen we are unsure, we ask for help step down considerately http://drupal.org/dcoc
we should behave online like we do inthe hallways at conferences & camps- an environment that encourages friendliness,politeness, constructiveness, proactivity.- a way to channel passion positively- ‘the shadow of the future’?
We don’t have a choice about whether we havea reputation system or not.We need to choose if/how we write it down .- what’s measured matters- a way to show influencewhilst remaining egalitarian- a way to show expertise without beinga show off