Thank you for participating in the training.
It was a very nice experience where I had the opportunity to learn many new things from @pransh15 and @davidgb1 and also had the chance to know them better.
Special thanks to @shahbaz17 for hosting the sessions and guiding us.
We discussed 4 cases where we took the role of coachee and the choach. This helped us to figure out better the cases and made the experience more real.
CASE 1: The coachee is a part of a small but growing community and would like to know how they can increase their numbers, enable these volunteers to make an impact and make their community visible in the local tech scene.
Pranshu: Getting some community feedback is always a good point to start.
People will know better what are their preferences and what they enjoy most. Creating teams and different channels to communicate.
David: They can try to do some activities in their country, in their universities, colleges, etc Invite speakers and take help from developers.
For people who are not developers, designers, creating a small channel to make themself visible on that platform would be a good way to start.
CASE 2: The coachee is an existing member of a community who does activities as the opportunity comes (i.e new campaign, an invitation from schools) making the community stalled sometimes. The mentee wants to learn how (s)he can step up to drive his/her community in a better direction.
David: Search for topics related to Mozilla and try to carry out the activities that you do and mix those with campaigns. Explore different alternatives.
Pranshu: It is important to take the feedback and understand what the community needs. We are the bridge for them, and to archive the best results we need to understand first. We can start with basic activities on what we do and explain more, this way they understand more and get to know what they want to learn and archive.
CASE 3: The coachee is an active functional area contributor who has contributed to a couple of projects but this is the first time (s)he’ll be involved in a community. (S)He wants to learn how (s)he can reach out to people inside and outside the community to grow and make quality contributors.
David: Starting making friends within the community, is a good first step. David would try to understand their skills and interests e.g., they are developers, designers, etc and understand how they want to collaborate. This way they can do some activities to be a part of the community.
Pranshu: Would be good to have certain communication channel to bring the community together, where people can also introduce themselves. Attend the weekly meeting and try to understand what’s best for them.
It’s good to break it into different groups with different subjects where people can find themselves better.
CASE 4: Being a new rep, the coachee wants to be more involved in being a leader in his/her community. His/Her community had a lot of achievements before, but it all stalled as community members slowly became inactive due to organizational changes, community conflicts and shifting priorities. (S)He wants to learn how (s)he can move forward as it feels like a big task to him/her that (s)he isn’t even sure if (s)he can do something about.
David: Connecting with different people to do activities together with positive thinking. It can start with small events, that should be enough to motivate yourself and try to lead the rest of community by conducting technical and non-technical activities. Focus on what can improve, and what can change for better.
Pranshu: Experienced with this story. First suggestion would be to fill a space where a leader is required. A new person can always do activities and bring change. The intention is to have an active community and as you go through the journey you tend to grow with them and you see impact. It’s not about the past is what you can bring for the future.
This was the recap of our meeting, thank you all for your time and feedback.