Getting to work as provisional meta team


(Akshay) #1

Hey everyone in provisional meta team,

It’s the last week of September already and therefore I think we should get
to work soon before Oct 31 and finish the tasks we have.

These are the initial functions/tasks of the provisional meta team

  • Support creation of functional and focus teams
  • Build out how the meta team is going to work - operational specifications.
  • Build out a process for establishing the longer term membership for meta
    team

In this email I will just document some of the available options we have so
that it is easier to start talking.

Supporting creation of functional and focus teams

We can write down in a document a brief description about each team and
their roles and invite people to form these teams organically with people
being encouraged to choose a single team. After a couple of weeks (with
some teams already communicating), we can have a combined meeting with each
team where members of the provisional meta team and members of the team sit
together and figure out if the teams are going in the right direction with
their initial set of goals, membership criteria, operational
specifications, etc.
We can then help teams select facilitators.
At this stage, teams must be good enough to go ahead without support from
meta team.

Building out how the meta team is going to work - operational
specifications.

I have a feeling here that we be a model for other teams to emulate. Thus,
let’s start communicating out in the open. As for an example, I’m CC’ing
this mail to community-india and discourse category such that it’s by
default open to everyone. Let’s have this public-default conversations and
restrict our audience only when there’s a very sensitive issue that
shouldn’t be public.

Build out a process for establishing the longer term membership for meta
team

These were the criteria brainstormed during meetup

  • Hold Strong opinions about process
  • Able to articulate process clearly in writing or talking
  • Understanding sensitivity around issues
  • Be analytical
  • Be enthusiastic
  • Be open, transparent
  • Be as objective as possible and able to identify when they are not and
    bring biases to the table
  • Have relationships globally with community and staff
  • Be comfortable being accountable and held accountable and have a track
    record of being held accountable in public (eg by blogging)
  • Have experience in thinking and working on cross-mozilla teams
  • Have time

I hope we can work on this and form a draft set of criteria which we can
invite comments on and have a final set which itself can be flexible based
on future discussions. Let’s quickly form this membership criteria so that
there can be more members in the meta team.

Let me know your thoughts (in private, if not in public)


(Kaustav Das Modak) #2

Hello everyone,

Please use the link below to let us know which dates and time slots work
for you. We are hoping to start the conversation as soon as possible.

Link: http://doodle.com/poll/ft7mzmfkfkgirqtr

Also, please let us know of your availability in the next 48 hours if
possible. Let us get things moving faster now.

Thanks!


(Kaustav Das Modak) #3

+Vineel, +Umesh.

Faisal, Vineel, George: Please put your availability for the first meeting
here: http://doodle.com/poll/ft7mzmfkfkgirqtr

Currently, the best timing looks to be Thursday, Sep 29, 10pm IST.

Vineel, Umesh: Sorry for not cc-ing you earlier.

Thanks!


(Kaustav Das Modak) #4

Hi team,

Based on the inputs, we have scheduled two meeting slots instead of one.
The idea is to go ahead with as much progress as possible. Both the
meetings will be live streamed and then archived on YouTube. The agenda for
both the days is to work on the points that Akshay has mentioned in the
first email in this thread.

The schedules are:

Let’s get some stuff done!


(Sayak Sarkar) #5

Hi,

I’m a bit unclear about why it’s just a streaming link instead of a meeting
link here. Is it just a meeting for the provisional meta team, or is
everyone in this thread supposed to participate and give feedback?

If it’s just a meeting of the provisional meta team being broadcasted to a
larger audience, is there any link to provide live feedback?

Regards,
Sayak

Hi team,

Based on the inputs, we have scheduled two meeting slots instead of one.
The idea is to go ahead with as much progress as possible. Both the
meetings will be live streamed and then archived on YouTube. The agenda for
both the days is to work on the points that Akshay has mentioned in the
first email in this thread.

The schedules are:

Let’s get some stuff done!

+Vineel, +Umesh.

Faisal, Vineel, George: Please put your availability for the first meeting
here: http://doodle.com/poll/ft7mzmfkfkgirqtr

Currently, the best timing looks to be Thursday, Sep 29, 10pm IST.

Vineel, Umesh: Sorry for not cc-ing you earlier.

Thanks!

Hello everyone,

Please use the link below to let us know which dates and time slots work
for you. We are hoping to start the conversation as soon as possible.

Link: http://doodle.com/poll/ft7mzmfkfkgirqtr

Also, please let us know of your availability in the next 48 hours if
possible. Let us get things moving faster now.

Thanks!

Hey everyone in provisional meta team,

It’s the last week of September already and therefore I think we should
get to work soon before Oct 31 and finish the tasks we have.

These are the initial functions/tasks of the provisional meta team

  • Support creation of functional and focus teams
  • Build out how the meta team is going to work - operational
    specifications.
  • Build out a process for establishing the longer term membership for
    meta team

In this email I will just document some of the available options we have
so that it is easier to start talking.

Supporting creation of functional and focus teams

We can write down in a document a brief description about each team and
their roles and invite people to form these teams organically with
people

being encouraged to choose a single team. After a couple of weeks (with
some teams already communicating), we can have a combined meeting with
each

team where members of the provisional meta team and members of the team
sit

together and figure out if the teams are going in the right direction
with

their initial set of goals, membership criteria, operational
specifications, etc.
We can then help teams select facilitators.
At this stage, teams must be good enough to go ahead without support
from meta team.

Building out how the meta team is going to work - operational
specifications.

I have a feeling here that we be a model for other teams to emulate.
Thus, let’s start communicating out in the open. As for an example, I’m
CC’ing this mail to community-india and discourse category such that
it’s

by default open to everyone. Let’s have this public-default
conversations

and restrict our audience only when there’s a very sensitive issue that
shouldn’t be public.

Build out a process for establishing the longer term membership for meta
team

These were the criteria brainstormed during meetup

  • Hold Strong opinions about process
  • Able to articulate process clearly in writing or talking
  • Understanding sensitivity around issues
  • Be analytical
  • Be enthusiastic
  • Be open, transparent
  • Be as objective as possible and able to identify when they are not and
    bring biases to the table
  • Have relationships globally with community and staff
  • Be comfortable being accountable and held accountable and have a track
    record of being held accountable in public (eg by blogging)
  • Have experience in thinking and working on cross-mozilla teams
  • Have time

I hope we can work on this and form a draft set of criteria which we can
invite comments on and have a final set which itself can be flexible
based

on future discussions. Let’s quickly form this membership criteria so
that

there can be more members in the meta team.

Let me know your thoughts (in private, if not in public)


Kaustav


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(Agrawal Anjesh) #6

Interested bro let me know when we can start?


(Soumya Deb) #7

YouTube allows live chat for the stream audience. So, spectators can
provide feedback.

The meeting is for the meta team, but we thought why not allow the
community to take part in it - and this is pretty much the most affordable
and feasible solution.


(Sayak Sarkar) #8

Ahh! That clears things out! Thanks for clarification Deb!