I was thinking that we probably have some good projects that would be appropriate for MozFest, and that would help us make progress and get contributions. A bonus is that perhaps if Tanner and I can get sponsored based on sessions, then we could have a team meet-up after all.
My two main ideas are:
- Discourse - This seems like a natural, we have coding to do, as well as need feedback on UX. The spirit of the project also seems to fit very well with the spirit of MozFest, collaboration and communication using and promoting open source.
- Community Sites MVP - MozFest seems like the perfect place to get collaboration and feedback on what a Minimum Viable Product for a community site would be. We’ll have access to members of communities who have successful sites, who have struggling sites, and people with the expertise to advise us on how to figure out what the minimum is. We might even be able to come out with a draft template to test.
- (added Aug 19) Community Ops: A Case Study - Use the experience and history of our team to show how the community can be empowered to allow knowledge to “trickle up” your organization.
I’ve only been to MozFest once, so I have the gist that sessions are meant to be collaborative, and I think we have that with both suggestions. Though I could definitely use advice on tightening up the proposals, and I think there will be a call for sessions soon, so we want to be ready.