Thanks Henrik for breaking this thread off from the other discussion.
Some comments from my point of view, as a member of a Mozilla functional team - there is a quote from George (Telegram app) posted in the other thread:
"One of the reasons for this meetup at the time it is (knowing staff or
community can run other meetups in the future) is to build capacity for
this campaign and others like it. So it made sense to align the Maker
Party/copyright location strategy with this meetup location strategy. "
As someone involved in one of the Functional Teams, not sure he is aware that individual functional teams don’t necessarily have budget for community events, nor do we have the planning capacity to put together community events. So I am still wondering how the functional teams work to train community when we don’t seem to have any events to be able do that. I haven’t been involved in any community events at all in 2016, and that to me is quite disappointing.
Also, on this page - https://wiki.mozilla.org/Participation/Community_Gatherings - the quote mentions :
“A focus set of relevant training and learning opportunities for
mobilizers are systematized and they regularly access these
opportunities to be more effective in their contributions and as a
result providing more impact to Mozilla’s main initiatives.”
The Platform team has a bunch of top level initiatives, but again I don’t see a way for us to be involved in these Participation team events to be able to provide training and introduce community to areas they can contribute to. I would love to get community involved in Project Uptime, Nightly bug triage and a host of other areas, but right now there is no easy way to do this. Some of these topics require in person training and not on IRC or online.