# Fedora DEI Team Meeting Notes ## About our meetings This section includes general notes or info about our team meetings. ### Social Agreement - Focus on listening to what others say. - Stay present as much as possible. Close out or silence email, chats, etc. during the meeting. - Let everyone have a chance to speak. Be aware of how much time you are talking. - Be mindful of the meeting schedule. Be a contributor to moving dialog forward! - Use the "raise hand" function when you want to add a comment or ask a question, especially in larger group meetings. - Stay on mute when you are not speaking. ### Meeting agendas * Intros, welcomes, hellos (~5m) * Team announcements & news (~5-10m) * DEI Advisor updates to the team (~5-10m) * Follow-ups from last meeting (if any) (~5-10m) * Ticket discussions (remaining time) * Open floor (remaining 5-10 minutes) ## 2024-04-11 Chair: Jona Azizaj, she/her, jonatoni Attendees (name; pronouns; FAS ID) * Michael; he/him; misc; * Emma; she/her; ekidney; ### Team announcements & news * Flock CFP is now open * Link: https://communityblog.fedoraproject.org/flock-2024-cfp-until-april-21st/ * The A11Y meeting was last week, a doc page about the mission has been published * https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/a11y/ * Team meeting notes: https://board.net/p/FedoraAccessibilityWG * changing the videocalls from Jitsi to Gnome BigBlueButton, more accessible * Fedora DEI Team 2023 Q4 report * Link: https://communityblog.fedoraproject.org/fedora-dei-team-2023-q4/ ### DEI Advisor updates to the team * 2024 Git Forge Evaluation * Link: https://communityblog.fedoraproject.org/2024-git-forge-evaluation/ * Fedora Strategy 2028: April 2024 Update * Link: https://communityblog.fedoraproject.org/strategy-2028-april-2024-update/ ### Follow-ups from last meeting * βœ… AI: @jflory7 is working on the 2023 wrap-up article * Published, done * Link: https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/29 * 🟠 AI: misc, Robert Wright (he/him), Sarah Thornton (she/her) Work on DEI events policy draft for DEI Team review * Ticket link: https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/34 * Misc will start a document, and then people can give feedback, will use hackmd ### Ticket-driven discussion & notes Q1: https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/milestones/4 βœ… Q2: https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/milestones/5 * Checking in on FWD: * Link: https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/19 * CFP is ready, will open next week * FWD logo and assets are updated for 2024 * FWD badge design is done, waiting for the team to approve it * FWD would be on Fedora Matrix and livestreaming on YouTube * discussing with commops, as they are in charge of virtual events, FWD would be the 2nd (release party would be the 1st one) happening on Matrix * will use wiki and pretalx for the schedule * Chris is working on a video to promote the event * Ask for volunteers on Fedora Mentor Summit: * Link: https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/25 * FMS repo: https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/fedora-mentor-summit * CFP is part of flock, 1 proposal yet * we can invite people after, just need to fill half day of talks * we need help for content/promotion * Help wanted on Q1 report: * Link: https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/41 * DEI Policy for Flock: * Link: https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/34 * Misc will start a document, and then people can give feedback, will use hackmd ### Open floor * See you all in 2 weeks! ## 2024-03-28 Chair: Justin W. Flory, he/him, jflory7 Attendees (name; pronouns; FAS ID) * Justin W. Flory (jflory7) - he / him / his * Jona Azizaj (jonatoni) - she / her / hers * emma kidney (ekidney) - she / her / hers * Amita Sharma (amsharma) * @misc * @sarah-thornton ### Team announcements & news * Flock CFP is now open * link: https://communityblog.fedoraproject.org/flock-2024-cfp-until-april-21st/ * Outreachy application phase ends on Tuesday, 2 April * Fedora Linux 40 Beta released on Tuesday, 26 March * "Win-win for all: How to run a non-engineering Outreachy internship": First thoughts on running and preparing an Outreachy internship on Fedora Community / Marketing efforts. * link https://blog.jwf.io/2024/03/win-win-for-all-outreachy/ * The Fedora Week of Diversity (FWD) organizing team held their first organizers' meeting on Tuesday. More to come in today's meeting agenda! ### DEI Advisor updates to the team * No updates for this week, but soon will share the Council Hackfest updates across April on the Community Blog. ### Follow-ups from last meeting * 🟠 AI: @jflory7 is working on the 2023 wrap-up article * Link: https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/29 * 🟠 AI: misc, Robert Wright (he/him), Sarah Thornton (she/her) Work on DEI events policy draft for DEI Team review * βœ… AI: @jflory7 Add Flock staff contact email address to CFP homepage. ### Ticket-driven discussion & notes https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/milestones/4 * We will need to identify work that is complete, and work that needs to be shifted to Q2 * Fedora Week of Diversity * https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/19 * Introducing a new GitLab project for planning and tracking Fedora Week of Diversity. * https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/week-of-diversity * Organizing team meeting notes * https://hackmd.io/7eSZWQYeTAGzwKf85CMlnw?view * Confirming the final dates for FWD: June 17-22 * The virtual event component will run from June 21-22, 2024. The other day we will publish interviews with our community members. * https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/week-of-diversity/-/blob/main/README.md * A new document was started by Amita Sharma to develop a timeline and track the work at a high-level. Feedback welcome in the document. * link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SRFCFLquLfE0OIgB5nY2B9boonpqkyUnnuU0FuTarJQ/edit?usp=sharing * Clarification, the timeline is specifically for the virtual event. * There are four main areas to cover for FWD. For now, we are still missing someone for Event Production. @amsharma is owning Speaker Management, @chris and @joseph are owning Content & Promotion, and @ekidney is owning Design. * Help wanted for Event Production! Say hi in #dei:fedoraproject.org or comment on GitLab if you are interested. * https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/week-of-diversity/-/issues * New Member template & small docs updates * https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/2 * Help wanted: Onboarding docs review, GitLab issue template to nominate new team members * Any other docs improvements to track? * No takers for now. Moving to Q2 and leaving open for later. * Per the end of the quarter, other incomplete/ongoing issues will be moved to the Q2 milestone on GitLab. ### Open floor * Fedora Mentor Summit 2024 * @jonatoni worked on creating some new issues for Fedora Mentor Summit. The call for volunteering is now open to help us organize another great FMS in August at Flock 2024. * link https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/fedora-mentor-summit **Matrix meeting notes:** https://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/meeting_matrix_fedoraproject-org/2024-03-28/diversity.2024-03-28-13.04.log.html ## 2024-03-14 Chair: Jona Azizaj, she/her, jonatoni Attendees (name; pronouns; FAS ID; drop an emoji that represents your mood right now) * Jona Azizaj, she/her, jonatoni, πŸ₯³ * Michael Scherer, he/him, misc, πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» * Justin/JWF; he/him; jflory7; :eyes: ### Team announcements & news * Flock CFP will open tomorrow * accessibility of the new CFP system (78/100 on lighthouse * It's Outreachy season! * Plenty of interest, due to good fedora reputation * Fedora could also apply to google season of documentation ### DEI Advisor updates to the team * https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/t/fedora-council-meeting-agenda-2024-03-13/107997/4 ### Follow-ups from last meeting * 🟠 AI: @jflory7 is working on the 2023 wrap-up article * Link: https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/29 * 🟠 AI: misc, Robert Wright (he/him), Sarah Thornton (she/her) Work on DEI events policy draft for DEI Team review * Waiting on answer to start meeting pinged on gitlab to decide on a hour * βœ… AI: riecatnor Share spreadsheet template for organizing a social campaign in the GitLab issue for FWD * βœ… AI: @jflory7:fedora.im Update Fedocal invite to point to `#meeting:fedoraproject.org` for next time * βœ… AI: @jflory7 Add Flock staff contact email address to CFP homepage. ### Ticket-driven discussion & notes https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/milestones/4 * Fedora Week of Diversity * https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/19 * Introducing a new GitLab project for planning and tracking Fedora Week of Diversity. * https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/week-of-diversity * Looking for leads on each of the four main areas: event production, speaker management, design, content & promotion. * New Member template & small docs updates * https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/2 * Help wanted: Onboarding docs review, GitLab issue template to nominate new team members * Any other docs improvements to track? ### Open floor * none! ## 2024-02-29 Chair: Justin W. Flory, he/him, (jflory7/jwf) Attendees (name; pronouns; FAS ID; cats, dogs, other, neither?) * Jona Azizaj, she/her, jonatoni, dogs * Marie Nordin, she/her, riecatnor, both!!! * x3mboy * misc ### Team announcements & news * Announcing Flock 2024 in Rochester, New York * The next edition of Flock to Fedora will take place in Rochester, New York, from Wednesday, 7 August to Saturday, 10 August. * Announcing Flock 2024 in Rochester, New York * Outreachy 2024 project submission deadline ends Friday * Fedora is slated to participate in the upcoming Outreachy round in May 2024. We have confirmed funding for three interns and may also get funding for a fourth intern, TBD. Applicants will begin showing up in the community starting in early March. ### DEI Advisor updates to the team * No new updates for today! ### Follow-ups from last meeting * AI: @jwf Justin is working on the 2023 wrap-up article [In progress] 🟠 * Link: https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/29 * AI: @jwf Justin will update DEI Advisor responsibilities MR [Done] βœ… * Link: https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/docs/-/merge_requests/5 * MR merged, action item completed! ### Ticket-driven discussion & notes https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/milestones/4 * Flock location and DEI policy * Link: https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/34 * Misc, Robert, and Sarah to meet and discuss DEI events policy and flag to the team when ready for further discussion and review. * Fedora Week of Diversity * Link: https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/19 * !info Current targeted dates for Week of Diversity is the first week of April 2024 * !idea Call-to-action in our Year in Review blog post for volunteering to speak or participate with Week of Diversity (e.g. comment on our GitLab ticket) * !idea Marie: We had a really nice talk at the creative freedom summit, it could be a great fit for this event. * !link https://creativefreedomsummit2024.sched.com/event/1XzwQ/why-both-open-source-and-africas-future-successes-are-intertwined * !idea Marie: It would be nice to invite former interns to be highlighted * !idea Fedora will have two Community Architect interns from May to August. Supporting FWD could be a great intern project. * !info We will follow up with the Marketing Team to understand their capacity to support on written interviews and/or a social media campaign if we kept the original target of first week of April. * !action riecatnor Share spreadsheet template for organizing a social campaign in the GitLab issue for FWD ### Open floor - !action @jflory7:fedora.im Update Fedocal invite to point to `#meeting:fedoraproject.org` for next time **Matrix meeting notes:** https://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/meeting_matrix_fedoraproject-org/2024-02-29/diversity.2024-02-29-13.02.log.html ## 2024-02-15 Chair: Jona Azizaj (jonatoni) Attendees (name, pronouns, FAS ID, favorite FLOSS conference) * Eduard Lucena - Him/He - x3mboy - FLISoL * Michael Scherer - He/Him - misc - Devconf.cz * Sarah Thornton - She/Her - sarah-thornton * Amita Sharma - She/Her - amsharma * Precious Onyewuchi - She/Her - preshh0 * Jona Azizaj - she/her - jonatoni - Flock to Fedora ### Team announcements & news * We got a shout-out from the Ubuntu community with the launch of their Matrix server * Link: https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/ubuntu-matrix-homeserver-go-live/42401 * Social media posts from Fedora on Mastodon for the I love Free Software campaign * Link: https://mastodon.social/tags/FedoraLoveFS ### DEI Advisor updates to the team * Council hackfest last week, we worked on the 2028 strategy * More details are coming * new initiatives were approved: CommOps 2.0 Reboot and Mentored Projects * Jona is the executive sponsor to the mentored projects initiative ### Follow-ups from last meeting * AI: @rowright rwright will create a first draft for the Flock location and DEI policy [Done] βœ… * Link: https://hackmd.io/@rowright/HyuXQVYcT/edit * AI: @jonatoni comment on the ticket "DEI 🀝 Marketing β€” Building a strategy for a more diverse communication" with all the ideas provided during this meeting [Done] βœ… * Link: https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/33 * AI: @jwf Justin is working on the 2023 wrap-up article [In progress] 🟠 * Link: https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/29 * AI: @jwf Justin will update DEI Advisor responsibilities MR [In progress] 🟠 * Link: https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/docs/-/merge_requests/5 ### Ticket discussions & notes https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/milestones/4 * Flock location and DEI policy * Draft from Robert https://hackmd.io/@rowright/HyuXQVYcT/edit * Discussion on Discourse: https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/t/flock-location-and-dei-policy/102686 - please check it out for more details and examples from other communities * We shouldn't rely on country specific information, need to find some summary * Proposal to have a session during Flock, as an exercise/workshop where we test the policy pick a location, get a small group pick a location among the one based on policy, see why and how they decided, the resources used, etc). * +1, let's do that * AI: misc and Sarah will work on a draft proposal * and check the draft created from @rwright * AI: misc will also open the ticket he promised during FOSDEM * Fedora Week of Diversity * Link: https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/19 * Theme for the event? * Panel discussion can be more interesting and interactive. Because we can ask questions etc. * +1 to have a panel discussion inviting other FOSS communities on how DEI works in their communities * Idea for a session: Newcomers, how to improve the onboarding process, what works well, etc. Maybe as panel discussion with mentees for Outreachy/GSoC/Join SIG etc. ### Open floor - ## 2024-02-01 Chair: Jona Azizaj (jonatoni) Attendees (name, pronouns, FAS ID) * Robert Wright (rwright) - he / him / his * Marie Nordin (riecatnor) - she / her / hers * Amita Sharma (amsharma) * emma kidney (ekidney) - she / her / hers * Sarah Thornton (she/her) * Jona Azizaj (jonatoni) - she / her / hers ### Team announcements & news * FOSDEM 2024 will be held on 3-4 February 2024 (this weekend) * https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FOSDEM_2024 * Fedora Ops Architect Weekly * https://communityblog.fedoraproject.org/fedora-ops-architect-weekly-3/ ### DEI Advisor updates to the team * Last call for the Council hackfest topics and feedback * https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/32 ### Ticket discussions & notes https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/milestones/4 * Flock location and DEI policy * Link: https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/t/flock-location-and-dei-policy/102686 * AI: rwright will create a first draft for the Flock location and DEI policy * DEI 🀝 Marketing β€” Building a strategy for a more diverse communication * Link: https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/33 * AI: jonatoni comment on the ticket with all the ideas provided during this meeting ### Open floor * Creative freedom summit went so well! The program of speakers was wonderfully diverse this year. :clap: :tada: * Soon, we will start working on Fedora Week of Diversity. If someone wants to volunteer, please comment on the ticket. πŸ™ **Matrix meeting notes:** https://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/dei_matrix_fedoraproject-org/2024-02-01/diversity.2024-02-01-13.06.log.html ## 2024-01-18 Chair: Jona Azizaj (jonatoni) Attendees (name, pronouns, FAS ID, favorite season of the year) * Jona Azizaj, she/her, jonatoni, summer 🌊🌞 * Emma Kidney, she/her, ekidney, summer Justin sends his regards! ### Team announcements & news * Creative Freedom Summit is happening next week! (Jan 23-25, 2024) * Link: https://creativefreedomsummit.com/ * FOSDEM 2024 will be held on 3-4 February 2024 * Link: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FOSDEM_2024 ### DEI Advisor updates to the team * Council hackfest topics and feedback * https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/32 * AI: all, please share your feedback/thoughts ### Follow-ups from last meeting * Justin is working on the 2023 wrap-up article * Link: https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/29 * add information about the Accessibility WG and Fedora Pride * Emma will comment on the ticket * @Robert would you like to highlight something from Fedora Pride for 2023? * Update DEI Advisor responsibilities * Link: https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/docs/-/merge_requests/5 * AI: Justin to update the MR ### Ticket discussions & notes https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/milestones/4 * Fedora Week of Diversity - planning for 2024 * Link: https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/19 * Emma will help us to use Matrix as a platform for the event, same as the Creative Freedom Summit is using * Proposed dates: week 14 (April 1-7, 2024) ## 2024-01-04 **Chair**: Justin/JWF **Attendees** (name, FAS ID, pronouns) * Justin W. Flory (jflory7) - he / him / his * Luna Jernberg (bittin) - they / them / theirs * Jona Azizaj (jonatoni) - she / her / hers * Emma Kidney (ekidney) - she / her / hers * Marie Nordin (riecatnor) * Amita Sharma ### Team announcements & news * Creative Freedom Summit 2024 * Link: https://creativefreedomsummit.com * The schedule is out for the creative freedom summit! * The event is January 23-25th, virtual. There are multiple talks about accessibility, some on diversity topics as well. ### DEI Advisor updates to the team Holiday season - no news for the moment ### Ticket discussions & notes https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/milestones/4 * DEI team quarterly reports * Link: https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/29 * Let's work on a regular DEI report format, cadence and record all the work-items/accomplishments here for December, 2023 + Q1, 2024 in this ticket. * Accomplishments for 2023: * August 2023: Fedora Mentor Summit live @ Flock 2023 * Fedora Appreciation Week 2023 made a return after five years! * Updated vision and mission statement for 2023 * We adopted a new GitLab-centered workflow for tickets and discussions * We onboarded several new team members in 2023! * Migrated from Pagure to GitLab. Fully and completely! * We moved to a new meeting format, where we alternate between video and text meetings every other week to adapt for different participation methods. * Idea: Building on our success of bringing in new team members by better documenting the onboarding process as it exists today. Identify the gaps in current docs and make sure they are addressed. * Idea: More participation in standard recurring virtual events like Release Parties, to encourage diversity of speakers and topics alike (also connecting our sub-groups like Pride, A11y, etc. into the virtual events) ### Open floor * The GNOME D&I Team will meet next on Monday, 8 January * https://discourse.gnome.org/t/diversity-and-inclusion-meeting-announcement/17936/13 Matrix meeting notes: https://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/dei_matrix_fedoraproject-org/2024-01-04/diversity.2024-01-04-13.16.log.html ## 2023-12-21 **Chair**: Justin/JWF **Attendees** (name, pronouns, FAS ID, what is your favorite food to eat around this time of year?): * Justin/JWF; he/him; jflory7; broccoli rice casserole * Jona Azizaj; she/her; jonatoni; panettone ### Team announcements & news * F39 Elections - today is the last day to cast your vote * https://communityblog.fedoraproject.org/f39-elections-voting-is-now-open/ * Check out Fedora Ops Architect Weekly article * https://communityblog.fedoraproject.org/fedora-ops-architect-weekly/ * FOSDEM 2024 will be held on 3-4 February 2024 * https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FOSDEM_2024 ### DEI Advisor updates to the team * Council Hackfest: What topics or ideas should the DEI Team bring to the Council hackfest? What are our priorities? ### Follow-ups from last meeting * MR: Update DEI Advisor responsibilities * Link:https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/docs/-/merge_requests/5 ### Ticket discussions & notes https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/milestones/3 * Quick triage of [November team goals](https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/milestones/3) into 2024 quarterly goals * Can we also look at all [currently open issues](https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues) and allocate them to 2024 quarters? ## 2023-11-09 **Chair**: Justin/JWF **Attendees** (name, pronouns, FAS ID, favorite ice cream flavor?): * Justin, he/him, jflory7, birthday cake * Jona, she/her, jonatoni, dark chocolate * Sarah, she/her, sarah-thronton, coconut * Emma, she/her, ekidney, strawberry * Amita, she/her, amsharma, jalebi ### Team announcements & news * On Monday, we celebrated 20 years of Fedora! πŸŽ‰ * Fedora Linux 39 officially released on Tuesday (Nov 7) * https://fedoramagazine.org/announcing-fedora-linux-39/ * Register now for the Fedora 39 release party this Fri-Sat, Nov 10-11! * https://hopin.com/events/fedora-linux-39-release-party/registration * This week started Fedora Appreciation Week! Check out the contributor stories and favorite communite memories we have shared * Day 1: https://communityblog.fedoraproject.org/appreciation-week-2023-day-1/ * Day 2: https://communityblog.fedoraproject.org/appreciation-week-2023-day-2/ * Day 3: https://communityblog.fedoraproject.org/appreciation-week-2023-day-3/ * It is not too late to join in! Give a karma cookie πŸͺ, write a Contributor Story, share your favorite photos on Fedora Discussion or say thank you on social media using #WeAreFedora hashtag. * We have a badge too :tada: * Fedora DEI Team October 2023 update article * https://communityblog.fedoraproject.org/charting-the-vision-dei-team-october-2023/ ### DEI Advisor updates to the team * Nothing new for the moment ### Follow-ups from last meeting * MR: Update DEI Advisor responsibilities * https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/docs/-/merge_requests/5 * A Community Blog article summarizing our October sprint * https://communityblog.fedoraproject.org/charting-the-vision-dei-team-october-2023/ ### Ticket discussions & notes https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/milestones/3 * New member nomination: Robert Wright (rwright) * Vote on the ticket: https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/24 * Fedora Appreciation Week 2023 * https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/15 (on track, happening this week) * Don't forget to participate: give a karma cookie πŸͺ, write a Contributor Story, share your favorite photos on Fedora Discussion or say thank you on social media using #WeAreFedora hashtag. * Join the Release Party on Friday/Saturday to hear the contributor stories of Aoife Moloney, Emma Kidney, Kevin Fenzi and Chris Idoko. * Revisiting the DEI Representative to Council Role * https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/20 ## 2023-10-26 **Chair**: Justin/JWF **Attendees** (name, pronouns, FAS ID, what is your preferred snack/beverage on an airplane, train, or bus?): * Justin/JWF, he/him, jflory7, either a Biscoff cookie :cookie: and coffee for short hauls :coffee: OR red wine for long hauls :wine_glass: * Jona Azizaj, she/her, jonatoni, depending on my mood either :coffee: or white wine :wine_glass: * amoloney: cappicino & butlers chocolate (when travelling from Ireland) / fizzydrink (soda) and mentos for return * Robert Wright he/him, (rwright), Vodka and/or Red Bull. * Marie Nordin, she/her, riecatnor, sour gummies ### Team announcements & news * Welcome Aoife Moloney as the new Fedora Operations Architect * https://fedoramagazine.org/introducing-fedora-operations-architect/ * Say Thank You during Fedora Appreciation Week 2023 * https://communityblog.fedoraproject.org/fedora-appreciation-week-2023/ * Share your favorite Fedora community pictures * https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/t/what-are-your-favorite-moments-from-the-fedora-community-share-them-in-photos/93646 * Yay Marie! ### DEI Advisor updates to the team * ### Follow-ups from last meeting * @jonatoni Update https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/dei/ with the new team vision and mission statements by the next team meeting on 26 October 2023 * Thanks Justin for the MR :tada: https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/docs/-/merge_requests/4 * The changes are now live * https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/dei/#vision * https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/dei/#mission * @jonatoni @jwf Work together on prepping the HackMD and plan for review in our next DEI Team meeting on 26 October ### Ticket discussions & notes https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/milestones/2 * [#20](https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/20#note_1601123425) * https://hackmd.io/@fedora-dei/BJGZCy4zp ## 2023-10-12 [**Meeting minutes**](https://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/dei_matrix_fedoraproject-org/2023-10-12/diversity.2023-10-12-13.00.html) **Chair**: Justin/JWF **Attendees** (name, pronouns, FAS ID, oceans or mountains?): * Justin/JWF, he/him, jflory7, can I have both? :slightly_smiling_face: * Jona Azizaj,she/her, jonatoni, oceans 🌊😍 * Emma Kidney, she/her, ekidney, oceans! * Sarah Thornton, she/her, oceans * Marie Nordin, she/her, mountains * Precious Onyewuchi, she/her, mountains ### Announcements & updates * Join #freetober, the latest Art Challenge hosted by the Creative Freedom Summit and Fedora Design Team! * https://communityblog.fedoraproject.org/freetober-join-the-latest-art-challenge/ ### Ticket discussion & notes https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/milestones/2 * Feedback & voting for the new DEI team mission/vision * https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/17 * FAW updates * Merge of FAW with the Fedora Release Party * Dates: Nov 6 - 12 * Event dates: Nov 10 - 11 (together with the release party and 20th anniversary * Logo and artwork (thanks Emma :tada: ): https://gitlab.com/fedora/design/team/logos/fedora-team-community-logos/-/issues/12#note_1598507042 * Thoughts/feedback on the DEI Representative to Council Role * https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/20 ## 2023-09-28 **Chair**: Justin/JWF **Attendees** (name, pronouns, FAS ID, what was the last artist/musician you listened to OR last thing you watched/streamed?): * Justin – he/him – jflory7 – Coldplay * Sarah Thornton - she/her - sarah.annie.thornton - The Velvet Underground * Amy Marrich - she/her - spotz - Jimmy Buffett * Robert Wright - he/him/ - rwright - Odezsa * Jona Azizaj - she/her - jonatoni - mostly techno music * Amita Sharma - She/Her - amsharma - Focus music on youtube ### Announcements & updates * Join the Fedora Accessibility Working Group meeting next Tuesday, October 3rd at 2pm UTC! Fedocal link [here](https://calendar.fedoraproject.org/diversity-team/2023/10/2/#m10599) :smile: * Jona is the next DEI Advisor to the Fedora Council. * F39 Beta is out! ### Ticket discussion & notes * Introducing a new planning & prioritization method for team meetings: * https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/milestones/2#tab-issues * Feedback on the first draft of the DEI team mission and vision * Ticket: https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/17 * Pad: https://hackmd.io/@fedora-dei/rJqo1qeka * Contributors? Users? Where should we focus? Should the DEI Team vision/mission focus more on users? * Our sub-groups / DEI communities can specialize/cover the balance between contributors and users, while the DEI Team maintains our focus on enabling contributors in two key areas: events and DEI communities in Fedora. * DEI communities within Fedora? What about external communities? * When we collaborated before with other communities, we often did it through events. This was a key collaboration point. * DEI communities are sub-groups inside the community with a Fedora focus. * [Fedora Appreciation Week planning](https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/15) * Open Floor * Fedora Pride at the next release party! Probably 20-30 minutes for length. * Sarah willing to help out! ## 2023-09-14 **Chair**: Justin/JWF **Attendees** (name, pronouns, FAS ID, what is your favorite color?): * Justin – he/him – jflory7 – purple! * Jona - she/her - red ❀️ * Marie - she/her - Coral * Aoife - she/her - silver * Irdi Ismaili - irdiis - #34be5b * Sarah Thornton - she/her - Peacock Blue * Vipul - he/him - that gradient of blue where Fedora and UNICEF blue meet ### Announcements & updates Shout-outs, accolades, FYIs. Put them below on the list! * Join the Fedora Pride September 2023 team meeting in Matrix #meeting-2; next week (September 22) at 2 pm UTC * Join the Fedora Social Hour every week and hang around with other Fedorans! The next meeting is tomorrow. * https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/t/join-us-for-fedora-social-hour-every-week/18869/147 * Join the discussion for Flock 2024 location. * https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/t/flock-2024-is-coming-to-north-america-help-us-decide-where-to-go/88742 ### Agenda topics & notes Main discussion topics for our call. The majority of the meeting time is spent on these topics. * Fedora gratitude sharing, e.g. cards and thank-yous to contributors. * Vision/mission statement * https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/17 * Async collaboration? * https://hackmd.io/@fedora-dei/rJqo1qeka * [New DEI Advisor nomination](gitlab-goes-here) * [It's time for a new DEI Advisor](https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/t/its-time-for-a-new-dei-advisor/87751) * [Fedora Appreciation Week](https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/15) ## 2023-08-31 **Chair**: Justin/JWF **Attendees** (name, pronouns, FAS ID, what was the best thing you ate this week?): * Justin - he/him - jflory7 - dosaaaaa! * Anushka - she/her - likeanushkaa - Gujiya and some other sweets * Sarah Thornton - she /her - sarah-thornton * Emma Kidney - she/her - ekidney - banana oat bakes :) * Jona Azizaj - she/her - jonatoni - fergese (albanian traditional dish) * Robert Wright - he/him - rwright - r from chipotle * Amita Sharma - she/her - amsharma - Besan chilla * Marie Nordin - she/her - riecatnor - lemon shrimp pasta with spinach * Amy Marrich * Faith Kovi - she/her - faith-kovi - crabs **Announcements & updates**: * Fedora Mentor Summit @ Flock 2023 * [Flock 2023 YouTube playlist](https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0x39xti0_64OcXEGLCtoI4nouADqaTcT&feature=shared) * Fedora Pride is getting started. Check out the next meeting timing in Fedocal. * Fedora A11y Working Group is finding a meeting time. * [Accessibility WG meeting poll 2023 - Fedora Discussion](https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/t/accessibility-wg-meeting-poll-2023/87935) * [Accessibility Working Group Meeting Time Poll - Google Forms](https://forms.gle/SKJTR4ez9CkyXPwW9) **Agenda topics & notes**: * Welcome back! * Quick introduction round for who is on the call so we can get to know each other or remember each other better. :grin: * [New DEI Advisor nomination](gitlab-goes-here) * [It's time for a new DEI Advisor](https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/t/its-time-for-a-new-dei-advisor/87751) * [Fedora Appreciation Week](https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/15) * Charting next steps: * https://gitlab.com/fedora/dei/home/-/issues/17 ## 2023-07-17 Attendees: bittin, Sarah, Coty * Going through tickets ## 2023-07-03 ## 2023-06-19 ## 2023-06-05 ## 2023-05-22 ## 2023-05-08 ## 2023-04-24 ## 2023-04-10 ## 2023-03-27 ## 2023-03-13 * **Chair**: * Attendees: * irdiis ### Agenda & notes Noone showed up. Hope to see you all next meeting. ## 2023-02-16 * **Chair**: * Attendees: * Luna Jernberg (bittin) * Sarah Thornton * NEMO * Coty ### Agenda & notes Not really a meeting as no chair showed up ## 2023-01-16 * **Chair**: JWF * Attendees: * JWF * Emma Kidney * Amita Sharma ### Agenda & notes * Announcements, news, what is good? * https://blog.nativesintech.org/apache-appropriation/ * Change in conferences: going back to in-person. Should DEI come up with content and presentations for conferences? * Apache Software Foundation, indigineous communities. Relation to Fedora and how we should engage. * Coty is looking inside Red Hat * Fedora could share our support and willingness to do the work together with ASF * GitLab update. * A11y group. What do we do now? * New meeting times for 2023? Whenisgood. * Mentor Summit. FOR NEXT TIME: Ticket triage. ## 2022-12-19 * **Chair**: * Attendees: * Vipul Siddharth * Sarah Thornton * Bogo ### Accessibility wg * Bogo to take pm role for a11y goals * Staircase meet for a11y group at FOSDEM ### Proposed tickets for discussion * https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/204 -> Sarah to reach out to "Conscious Language WG" at Red Hat ### Action Items * Vipul to reach out to Emma and plan a sync with Bogo ## 2022-12-05 * **Chair**: Justin W. Flory * Attendees: * Marie Nordin (riecatnor) * Rikard * Coty ### Pagure -> Gitlab Updates * Do we want to do this now, or do we want to wait for an importer? * If we move now: * We wouldn't be able to take our issue history with us * Pagure would exist as an archive * If we wait: * We would retain our history, PR's, tickets, etc * No timeline :( * Could take up to a year to happen (or more?) * Marie asks: how much work will each choice take? would we need to do a sprint or something to make it happen? * Justin says both options will take about the same amount of work * Marie follows up with: we don't want this all to land on one person, which is why I mention a sprint * One of the reasons we want to move to Gitlab is because Pagure is not being maintained, so overall Gitlab is most likely more accessible ### Proposed tickets for discussion * https://inclusivenaming.org/ * https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/204 ## 2022-11-21 * **Chair**: Vipul Siddharth/siddharthvipul1 * Attendees: * Vipul Siddharth * Emma Kidney * Lars Kiesow ### Proposed tickets for discussion 1. -- ### Live * Explain A11y efforts to lars ### Ideas * Accessibility page documentation on docs.fp.o * monthly report on what's happening * How tos/accessibility tips on youtube playlist and Fedora accessibility page ### Action Items * Re-establish Fedora A11y meeting * Do a Fedora Discussion post with whenisgood ## 2022-11-07 * **Chair**: Justin/JWF * Attendees: * Marie (riecatnor) * Sarah Thornton * Emma Kidney (ekidney) ### Proposed tickets for discussion 1. https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/233 2. https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/241 3. https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/243 ### Live notes * Fedora DEI Request - https://pagure.io/fedora-pdr * Privacy Policy Section on making a request - https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/legal/privacy/#_your_rights_and_choices_in_the_eea ## 2022-10-24 * **Chair**: Justin/JWF * Attendees: * * * ### Proposed tickets for discussion 1. 2. 3. 4. ### Live notes * * * ## October 10th, 2022 ### Chair - Marie Nordin ### Attendees - Rikard Grossman - Sarah Thornton - Justin W. Flory - Coty Sutherland ### Discussion - Fedora Week of Diversity - https://twitter.com/fedora/status/1578103775855841302 - https://hopin.com/events/fedora-week-of-diversity-2022 - https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/t/register-for-fedora-week-of-diversity-2022/42998 - New member proposal: Sarah Thornton - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/237 - New member template? - Marie to open a ticket for this - Need some small updates to process on Docs - Things to include: - Links to docs - New member intro post on discussion - Areas of interest - Involvement in DEI works - Make the ticket private? - New member proposal: Coty Sutherland ## September 26th, 2022 ### Chair - Marie Nordin ### Attendees - Vipul Siddharth ### Welcome, and hellos! - How are you today? ### Social Agreement - Focus on listening - Stay present as much as possible, refrain from email/chat/etc - Let everyone have a chance to speak, be aware of how much time you are talking - Be mindful of the meeting schedule and help to move the dialog forward - Use the raise hand function - Stay on mute when you are not speaking ### Discussion - Fedora Week of Diversity planning - Prioritize registration - - Prioritize setting speakers - Introductory Remarks: Matthew Miller & Justin Flory & Isa Gordillo & Vipul Siddharth - Mention Marina Z - Intern Session: Host: Smera Goel Interns: Nikita Tripathi, Anushka Jain, Rupanshi, Isa Gordillo, Emma Kidney, Jess Chitas, Ashlyn Knox - Lean Coffee Discussion: Matthew Miller & Clement Verna - Invite Mindshare & Council & FESCo - Teambuilding event (?) - https://teambuilding.com/events/umm-true - https://teambuilding.com/events/ultimate-game-show - https://teambuilding.com/events/online-office-games - Pride Month Trivia (Vipul remembers this from past, would be special request) - https://www.withconfetti.com/product/virtual-origami-class?utm_medium=blog&utm_source=snacknation&utm_content=virtual-event-ideas - https://www.marcoexperiences.com/experiences/zainab-salbi-for-women-in-afghanistan - Ideas - Design Thinking Workshop: Marie Nordin & Maria Leonova - Diversity in Fedora panel discussion: Host: Ben Cotton Panelists: Marie Nordin, Sage Sharpe, - Jen Madriaga 🟒 - Accessibility Working Group: Emma Kidney & Vipul Siddharth 🟒 - GeoGuessr Social - Pictionary Social - Deborah Bryant 🟒 - Leslie Hawthorne 🟒 - Monica Aydens-Mahon (coffee & tea social) - Kristi Progri 🟒 - Richard Grossman - Alisha Mohanty - Smera Goel - Amy Marrich - Coty Sutherland 🟒 #### Email template [Invitation to participate] Fedora Week of Diversity 2022 Hi __, We hope you are doing well. We are working on the this year's Fedora Week of Diversity and we would like to invite you to participate as a speaker. We found your name through tapping personal networks from the Fedora DEI Team. We feel you would be an ideal fit to be a part of this years event. The dates of the event are October 14th & 15th (virtual). We know the event is coming up quickly, so we are happy to host whatever DEI related talk you may have in your back pocket. The goals of the event are to celebrate our diverse community and inspire everyone for growth. Please let us know if you are interested in speaking at Fedora Week of Diversity. We are happy to host pre-recorded sessions if the dates don't work for you. Feel free to follow up with any questions or thoughts, and we hope to hear from you soon! Best wishes, ##### Email samples We are inviting folks who have had an experience of participating in the community as a mentee. Our goal is to inspire mentees for the coming years. We like to think that your experiences as a mentee could help us understand what went well and what could be improved upon in our initiative. Would you be interested in joining us as a member of a discussion session? We are inviting folks who have had an experience of participating in the community as a mentee. Our goal is to inspire mentees for the coming years. We like to think that your experiences as a mentee could help us understand what went well and what could be improved upon in our initiative. Would you be interested in joining us as a member of a discussion session? I'm Marie Nordin, the Fedora Projects Community Action and Impact Coordinator at Red Hat, and I'm emailing on behalf of myself and Monica Ayhens-Madon, Ubuntu Community Representative at Canonical. We are fellow community professionals in open source, and we would like to invite you to be a part of a panel submission for the Open Source Summit Europe in Dublin, September 13th-16th 2022. The topic for the panel we are proposing is "Mental Health in Community Caretaking." We found your name through research online and tapping personal networks. From review of your previous speaking engagements, we feel you would be an ideal fit to be a part of this panel discussion. Through our research we found that there are a handful of presentations out there about mental health in open source communities, but none (that we could find) specifically geared towards professional community caretakers. We also didn't find any panel sessions on this topic. We feel a panel discussion could provide the possibility for more insight and ideas to emerge. If our proposal gets accepted, speakers on the panel would then collaboratively determine the exact topics we will examine. Please let us know if you are interested in being a part of this panel session. The deadline for proposals is May 30th, so please let us know by this Friday, May 27th, if you are interested and able to participate. We'd like to note that if you don't think you can make it in person, there is a good chance you would still be able to participate as the event is hybrid. If you are interested, we would like to share the abstract with you and other panelists to refine our draft and give our best shot at acceptance to the conference. Feel free to follow up with any questions or thoughts, and we hope to hear from you soon! ## August 29th, 2022 ### Chair - Marie Nordin ### Attendees - Coty Sutherland ### Welcome, and hellos! - How are you today? ### Social Agreement - Focus on listening - Stay present as much as possible, refrain from email/chat/etc - Let everyone have a chance to speak, be aware of how much time you are talking - Be mindful of the meeting schedule and help to move the dialog forward - Use the raise hand function - Stay on mute when you are not speaking ### Discussion - Coty and Marie discussing whats going on with DEI efforts at RH - Meetup happening in October to work on DEI topics - Evaluation of Red Hat's DEI culture - Deloitte - Apco - How do we feel as red hatters about red hat DEI - its a mixed bag, often we work with a team that is great, might not be exposed to the "rougher" parts of the tech community - Coty works with Apache a lot, they have an issue with cultural appropriation - Apache Software Foundation is 501c3, they have many projects underneath them - Red Hat relationship with Apache is, we pay engineers to work on Apache - We hope to have Red Hat influence Apache for betterment - Apache SF does great things by giving free software to the world, but they can do more by giving back to Apache, rebranding, to reach out to the Apache Nation - Marie works in OSPO, which is a very diverse team. Feels lucky to be on a team that cares so much about DEI. - That being said, I have personally felt the effects of casual sexism - In the Fedora community, I am often the only woman "in the room" ## August 15th, 2022 ### Chair - Marie Nordin (riecatnor) ### Attendees - Luna Jernberg (bittin) - Vipul Siddharth (siddharthvipul1) - Marie Nordin (riecatnor) - Justin Flory (jflory7) ### Welcome, and hellos! - How are you today? ### Social Agreement - Focus on listening - Stay present as much as possible, refrain from email/chat/etc - Let everyone have a chance to speak, be aware of how much time you are talking - Be mindful of the meeting schedule and help to move the dialog forward - Use the raise hand function - Stay on mute when you are not speaking ### Discussion - Nest with Fedora wrap up - 5 Lessons from DEI team session - Justin & Vipul met to discuss/plan - Its okay to not do everything you want to do - Read directly from speaker notes, for accessibility - Was an interesting new experience - Changes or difference for next time? - Wish there was more energy for preparation, but overall it was well constructed and went well - Open Source, Diversity, & Fedora - Was second or third time presenting, so content was well structured, Rikard knew the content well - Would be happy to present again at Fedora Week of Diversity - Idea for future: 30 minutes Rikard talking, 30 minutes from another person - Some issues with slides through hopin Libreoffice only stayed on 1 slide and in Windowed mode - Could add some more things to create visual interest, backgrounds and pictures - Feedback from the audience: Paul talked about he had accommodations in the states of Massachussetts in the US. Linux/FOSS community is fairly welcoming to people who are neurodiverse. GNOME is easier than other desktop environments. Paul would be interested in presenting on this topic as well. - Rikard thoughts on general event: liked the practical sessions - Fedora Week of Diversity - Working group has been planning, meeting - Lean Project Discussion planned - Requesting Hopin - Team building event planned - DEI focused swag, for speakers/organizers - A lecture on diversity from public speakers/professionals - Amanda Kirby - Badges: - participation - appreciation day - social media plan to appreciate others in fedora - Can we get a public link to invite for meeting? - Outreach to other organizations and companies doing work on accessibility and diversity, to attend or participate in FWD ### Tickets - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/233 - Accessible hardware (keyboards) - Can ask what kind of accessibility hardware do people use/have? - Is it compatibile with Linux/Fedora? - Justin asks: - What do we hope to do with the information beyond recommendations - What actions would come out of the survey - Wants to remind us of scope creep, we could come up with questions forever, maybe we need to know exactly what the A11y group wants to do with the survey - Can be a problem if we ask too many questions, and we aren't able to do action on them - DEI team can absolutely spread the word, promote - We want to understand what they want to do with the survey? - Marie to grab questions about how to design survey/questions - LinkedIn could provide some resources about how to do these surveys - User interfaces - What are peoples diversity intersections? - What do people need? What would make Fedora/Linux more accessible for you? - Where to send/advertise - Diversity in Open Source - Orca mailinglist/group - https://wrongplanet.net/forums/ - Autism and Aspergers forum ## August 1th, 2022 ### Chair - Jona Azizaj ### Attendees - Luna Jernberg (bittin) - MaΓ­ra Canal (mairacanal) - Jona Azizaj (jonatoni) - Marie Nordin (riecatnor) - Coty - Onuralp (thunderbirdtr) ### Welcome, and hellos! - How are you today? ### Social Agreement - Focus on listening - Stay present as much as possible, refrain from email/chat/etc - Let everyone have a chance to speak, be aware of how much time you are talking - Be mindful of the meeting schedule and help to move the dialog forward - Use the raise hand function - Stay on mute when you are not speaking ### Discussion - Fedora Nest 2022 later this week - three sessions: - Group photo session - 5 lessons learned - neurodiversity, open source, & fedora - join in and give our teammembers support :) - https://hopin.com/events/nest-with-fedora-2022 - Fedora Week of Diversity 2022 Updates - looking for more volunteers - Online with maybe smaller IRL events? (smaller thing this year something bigger during next year) - Ideas for the event: - Lean Coffee discussion - Fun group activity - Mentorship - Intern social, interns sharing their story - Accessibility working group - What kind of help does the team need to make FWD happen? - https://communityblog.fedoraproject.org/fwd-2022-call-for-volunteers/ - @marie have you shared this with the d+i community @ red hat? i can share with the community chairs and see if we can maybe get some more participation from there <- Marie to discuss with Vipul - Making a video of script - talk with marketing team - 2-3 minute video of cuts of Fedora Friends reading script and saying "we are fedora!" with music. This would publish during Fedora's Week of Diversity and would be a promotional video showcasing Fedora's diversity and Friends foundation ##Tickets #232 CHAOSS Event Diversity Badge for Nest https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/232 - We decided its too late for Nest, but we could try to do this for Fedora week of Diversity. Jona to talk with FWD planning group about this today. #222 Updating docs https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/222 - Jona said she would take a look at getting the docs pushed out https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/228 Deprecate Fedora Diversity Telegram Group > Keep it? Onuralp is looking at the bridging from Matrix ## July 18th, 2022 ### Chair - Marie Nordin ### Attendees - Isa Gordillo - Justin/jwf - Ashlyn Knox ### Welcome, and hellos! - How are you today? ### Social Agreement - Focus on listening - Stay present as much as possible, refrain from email/chat/etc - Let everyone have a chance to speak, be aware of how much time you are talking - Be mindful of the meeting schedule and help to move the dialog forward - Use the raise hand function - Stay on mute when you are not speaking ### Discussion - Marie notes: - https://events.linuxfoundation.org/open-source-summit-europe/program/schedule/ - Nest 2022 brainstorming: - https://hackmd.io/@diversityandinclusionteam/BkSOfV0t5 - Fedora Week of Diversity - Blog post scheduled to come out, call for volunteers ### To Do - ### Next Meeting - ## July 4, 2022 ### Chair: - Vipul Siddharth ### Attendees - Chamila Granella ### Welcome, and hellos! - How are you today?? ### Social Agreement - Focus on listening - Stay present as much as possible, refrain from email/chat/etc - Let everyone have a chance to speak, be aware of how much time you are talking - Be mindful of the meeting schedule and help to move the dialog forward - Use the raise hand function - Stay on mute when you are not speaking ### Discussion Meeting cancelled: we did not reaching the quorum ### Pull requests needs discussion ### Pull requests needs merging ### Action items ## June 20th, 2022 ### Chair: - Marie Nordin ### Attendees - Marie Nordin (riecatnor) - Vipul Siddharth - Ashlyn Knox - Justin Flory/JWF (jflory7) - Rikard Grossman - Sandipan Roy (bytehackr) ### Welcome, and hellos! - How are you today?? ### Social Agreement - Focus on listening - Stay present as much as possible, refrain from email/chat/etc - Let everyone have a chance to speak, be aware of how much time you are talking - Be mindful of the meeting schedule and help to move the dialog forward - Use the raise hand function - Stay on mute when you are not speaking ### Discussion - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/228 - Marie to follow up with Matthew about help with telegram bridges from element - fragmentation would be an issue if we kept the telegram group - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/225 - Call for assistance - Justin to put out a call for help on discussion - https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/t/help-wanted-contribute-to-fedora-d-e-i-team-documentation/40022 - FWD Discussion - Vipul met with Isa to discuss ideas - Capture some videos at Hatch - DEI script is still great - 3-4 hour event on hopin - need some documentation updates on the event - neurodiversity (add to docs), need to do some research on how to include this in FWD - heres is the link to prof amanda kirby a neurodiversity advocate: https://www.linkedin.com/in/profamandakirby/ - tap resource list for mental health in community work - open sourcing pyschometric software to be more inclusive to neurodiverse peoples - Nest talk proposal - Rikard would like to do a neurodiversity talk- personal submission - "DEI team update talk"- from team - Social/Group Photo/We are Fedora - hosted by the DEI team - "5 lessons learned from 5 years of Fedora DEI events" ?? Combining in-person and virtual? Using our meetings to discuss - https://hackmd.io/@diversityandinclusionteam/BkSOfV0t5 - Indigenous peoples-language inclusion - other European language events - Germany is a good choice, France, Czech Republic - Hatch could help pave the way for more - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/222 - Vipul working on PR ### Pull requests needs discussion ### Pull requests needs merging ### Action items ## June 6th, 2022 ### Chair: - Vipul Siddharth (SiddharthVipul1) ### Attendees - Luna Jernberg (bittin) - Sumantro Mukherjee(sumantrom) - Marie Nordin (riecatnor) - Isabella Gordillo ### Welcome, and hellos! - How are you today?? ### Social Agreement - Focus on listening - Stay present as much as possible, refrain from email/chat/etc - Let everyone have a chance to speak, be aware of how much time you are talking - Be mindful of the meeting schedule and help to move the dialog forward - Use the raise hand function - Stay on mute when you are not speaking ### Discussion - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/217 - we need to come up with a template - Marie: we can take a meeting to complete it - Marie: we should come up with some banner design to use - let's open a design ticket (Sumantro) [https://pagure.io/design/issue/820] - Luna: do we want people to subscribe via email? - Sumantro: blog with RSS would do the trick (Luna agrees) - Vipul: our newsletter should be a bit more interesting versus bullet points with "this is what we did" - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/225 - Open for volunteers - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/222 - work in progress - https://hackmd.io/z5TYeBI6R_uyi8Q4vCT5Ew?edit - Input on Accessibility SIG - We need to cast a wide net to find all types of people and skills - https://pagure.io/fork/siddharthvipul1/FedoraLogicModelTemplate/blob/a11y/f/Accessibility-sig.png - 1:1 approach to help bring people on board - whenisgood ### Pull requests needs discussion - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/pull-request/227 ### Pull requests needs merging - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/pull-request/226 ### Action items - Sumantro: open a design ticket for newsletter banner[https://pagure.io/design/issue/820] - Sumantro: open a ticket to discuss telegram group retirement[https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/228] - Isa: Request new Logos for Fedora DEI team and Fedora Womens Day - Open a ticket on the design team queue - Standard logo for DEI Team & also to update Fedora Womens Day logo - https://pagure.io/design/issue/537 - https://pagure.io/design/issue/785 - Fedora Women group @ Telegram and Facebook still has the old logotype - Blocking on logo creation - Vipul: Open a PR for `joining team` doc ## May 23rd, 2022 ### Chair - Marie Nordin ### Attendees - Vipul Siddharth (siddharthvipul1) - JWF (jflory7) - Ashlyn (lilyx) - Coty Sutherland - Amy Marrich ### Welcome, and hellos! - How is everyone doing today? ### Social Agreement - Focus on listening - Stay present as much as possible, refrain from email/chat/etc - Let everyone have a chance to speak, be aware of how much time you are talking - Be mindful of the meeting schedule and help to move the dialog forward - Use the raise hand function - Stay on mute when you are not speaking ### Discussion - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/222 - Working on - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/pull-requests ## May 9th, 2022 ### Chair - Vipul Siddharth (SiddharthVipul1) ### Attendees - Marie Nordin - Camila Granella - Amy Marrich ### Welcome, and hellos! - How is everyone doing today? ### Social Agreement - Focus on listening - Stay present as much as possible, refrain from email/chat/etc - Let everyone have a chance to speak, be aware of how much time you are talking - Be mindful of the meeting schedule and help to move the dialog forward - Use the raise hand function - Stay on mute when you are not speaking ### Discussion Ticket review - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/202 - we would like to close as stale for now. need to reach out to teagan to see if they still want to work on this or ok to close for now - Marie: I messaged Teagan, with no reply. - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/204 - https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/L10N_Teams - Add to recommended resources page - Open a PR to add a link to Translations docs - https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora_Contributor_Documentation/1/html-single/Translation_Quick_Start_Guide/index.html - Talk to Ben about adding a notice to this page saying it is unmaintained - https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/L10N - https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/localization/weblate/ - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/211 - Vipul to work on this one - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/217 - promote or raise visibility on other DEI efforts/teams/initiatives - include our Participation in Outreachy - Bi-annually: spring and fall? - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/221 - to get gnome-tweaks installed by default it would take a lot of work - Could we work with https://github.com/vojtapolasek/Fegora - Leave feedback from today's discussion and close - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/222 - Lets use our meeting time to draft this - Open discussion thread to find promote awareness - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/223 - we will work on this in an upcoming meeting - To Do - [x] Marie to comment/close re: 202 - [X] Vipul to open a PR for fedora-diversity/issue/211 - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/pull-request/224 - [x] Vipul to research #204 and open PR - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/pull-request/227 - [x] Marie to comment with our ideas re: 217 - [x] Marie to comment and close - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/221 - [X] Vipul to open discussion thread about working on docs together re: ticket 222 - https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/t/lets-work-on-documenting-process-to-add-new-people-to-the-dei-team/39289 - [x] Marie to comment that we will work on this during a call re: ticket 222 ## April 25th, 2022 ### Chair - Marie Nordin ### Attendees - Amy Marrich (spotz) - Camila - Rikard - Ashlyn - J.W.F. ### Welcome, and hellos! - How is everyone doing today? ### Social Agreement - Focus on listening - Stay present as much as possible, refrain from email/chat/etc - Let everyone have a chance to speak, be aware of how much time you are talking - Be mindful of the meeting schedule and help to move the dialog forward - Use the raise hand function - Stay on mute when you are not speaking ### Discussion - Actions from previous meeting - [ ] Vipul to reach out to Join, start the conversation. how easy it for new contributors to use discussion. should we do a survey> - [ ] Vipul to draft Community Blog Post "DEI Newsletter" - [ ] Research what other community centric teams are using for social agreements (note, this is not CoC) - [ ] Research what other FOSS DEI teams are using for their onboarding criteria/process - [ ] Draft email to translations list about inclusive language practices - [ ] Open a ticket about Accessibility survey - [ ] Research and collect info from other communities/DEI surveys to see what kind of questions are being asked, what is useful or not, how to do it correctly and add to ticket Ticket review - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/122 - this ticket should go to Mindshare - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/147 - this seems great, but it will be really challenging to cover how things will work for each country. presents challenges to come up with something inclusive of everyone and cover all scenarios - idea to come up with generic paragraph that outlines that every sponsorship/situation will have different needs/challenges with event/swag needs - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/155 - closing as stale and moving to moderation guideline thread - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/183 - still relevant - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/187 - this blog post is ready to go! easy/small task to get it pushed onto the blog - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/194 - still relevant, should be a topic for future meeting. scope needs to be redefined (adding things like fedora week of divesity) - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/196 - we would like to see this happen, so need to open a ticket here requesting: https://pagure.io/pagure/issues - check back in after a month or two, and close our ticket as stale if we receive no response - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/202 - we would like to close as stale for now. need to reach out to teagan to see if they still want to work on this or ok to close for now ## April 11th, 2022 ### Chair - Marie Nordin ### Attendees - Justin/JWF - Amy Marrich/spotz ### Welcome, and hellos! - How is everyone doing today? ### Social Agreement - Focus on listening - Stay present as much as possible, refrain from email/chat/etc - Let everyone have a chance to speak, be aware of how much time you are talking - Be mindful of the meeting schedule and help to move the dialog forward - Use the raise hand function - Stay on mute when you are not speaking ### Discussion - Actions from previous meeting - [ ] Vipul to reach out to Join, start the conversation. how easy it for new contributors to use discussion. should we do a survey - [x] Justin to reply to thread about pronoun fields - https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/t/best-practices-for-sites-which-provide-pronoun-fields/37861 - [X] Marie to open ticket about standardizing a social agreement for teams - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/223 - [ ] Vipul to draft Community Blog Post "DEI Newsletter" - [ ] Research what other community centric teams are using for social agreements (note, this is not CoC) - [x] Justin to open introduction thread on discussion - https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/t/dei-team-introductions-say-hi-and-get-to-know-each-other/37860 - [ ] Research what other FOSS DEI teams are using for their onboarding criteria/process - [ ] Draft email to translations list about inclusive language practices - [ ] Open a ticket about Accessibility survey - [ ] Research and collect info from other communities/DEI surveys to see what kind of questions are being asked, what is useful or not, how to do it correctly and add to ticket - [x] Justin to retire mailing list (almost there!) - Staying focused - How did we stay focused in the past? - tags is what we used in the past, with mixed results - our team really jumps into events, this has taken a lot of effort historically - Amy: we've done surveys in other communities, and that takes a lot of energy and then we take a break - Its been easy for us to focus on tangible/practical projects versus thought leadership/culture influence - Ticket review - Post/summary about open work for DEI team - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/54 - Move comment here to docs: https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/54#comment-664503 - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/122 - Move anything relevant to Advocates docs - Add relevant links to "DEI Events" page - Remove resource pack page (set up re-direct to DEI events page) - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/140 - this seems problematic in the form its in - Amy: suggests a "speaker bureau" - Marie: this would belong to Mindshare, and then Mindshare would be responsible to reach out to Fedora teams to add names. DEI team would then have the chance to invite underrepresented folks. - Justin: finding technical speakers for DEI events has been a historical challenge. - Amy: incentivize volunteering as a speaker by creating a badge ### To Do - [x] Justin to follow up on pronouns discussion - https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/t/best-practices-for-sites-which-provide-pronoun-fields/37861 - [ ] Marie to follow up with CoC consultant on team social agreements - [ ] Continuation of DEI repo review, summary ## March 28th, 2022 ### Chair - Marie Nordin ### Attendees - Amy Marrich - Justin/JWF ### Welcome, and hellos! - How is everyone doing today? ### Social Agreement - Focus on listening - Stay present as much as possible, refrain from email/chat/etc - Let everyone have a chance to speak, be aware of how much time you are talking - Be mindful of the meeting schedule and help to move the dialog forward - Use the raise hand function - Stay on mute when you are not speaking ### Discussion - Actions from previous meeting - [x] Marie to follow up with Amita - [ ] Draft email to translations list about inclusive language practices - [ ] Vipul to draft Community Blog Post "DEI Newsletter" - [x] Promote accessibility discussion (Amita) - https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/t/accessibility-review-of-discussion-fedoraproject-org/36764/4 - Discourse accessibility audit: - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RY3Ez5UfgAgBt7zhfRyjxmT6jdBciy3aX6PNi65YK-4/edit - Cognitive walkthrough - https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/how-to-conduct-a-cognitive-walkthrough - Could it be a part of the annual survey? - We could reach more people with this? Last year we had 800 complete responses - https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/council/procedures/survey/how-to/ - We can suggest additions up until May 15 - Should we focus on Discussion first and then move to others? Or make it even broader? - Discussion is a key piece, but we could approach more human centered - Frame it with questions such as "How accessible do you find discussion.fpo?" - Next step will be survey: - Broader audience gets more people to visit discussion, though we will most likely get more feedback from contributors - Open a ticket - Research what other survey resources are out there, what other communities have done - Need to connect with Mindshare, to get reviews, to get the survey up - Need to connect with Fedora design & Fedora Web & Apps, they will be the folks actually implementing changes - [ ] Vipul to reach out to Join, start the conversation. how easy it for new contributors to use discussion. should we do a survey - [ ] Justin to retire diversity mailing list (ready to go!) - [x] Open a ticket for formalizing onboarding new team members - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/222 - Next step: Draft docs for formalizing additions - Justin giving some history: its been difficult to set neutral criteria, what do contributions to our team look like? how to tell if someone is a drive through versus long term contributors - Amy: What is the advantage of being a member of the team? - Justin: sponsored into the FAS group, access to voting for DEI rep, or to be the DEI rep - Marie: we should see what other community DEI teams are doing- what are their criteria for group membership - Rikard: Keeping room for people to engage when their contribution period is occasional but consistent - Discussion.fpo thread for interested folks to introduce themselves - Justin - An update for our team/meeting's social agreement - It's been pointed out to me that "Do your best to assume good intent" is not welcoming for underrepresented groups. Let's remove or update that. Possible new text: "We acknowledge and consider that everyone's experience is different" - https://thebias.com/2017/09/26/how-good-intent-undermines-diversity-and-inclusion/ - https://www.thegreaterus.com/post/the-problem-with-assume-best-intentions - https://www.forbes.com/sites/rebekahbastian/2019/06/10/microaggressions-good-intent-is-not-good-enough/?sh=22060b647fb1 - Amy: can we add another line "be kind" - Rikard: it's good to add a link to the CoC, it is more concrete than the social agreement for some people - Marie to open a ticket to create a standard social agreement, refine ours - Pronoun fields on fedora sites - https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/diversity@lists.fedoraproject.org/thread/DTLRQCD77HB7UCVBFCCGEGQKHTE4D7X7/ - Justin: Reply to thread ### To Do - [x] Justin to reply to thread about pronoun fields - https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/t/best-practices-for-sites-which-provide-pronoun-fields/37861 - [ ] Marie to open ticket about standardizing a social agreement for teams - [ ] Vipul to draft Community Blog Post "DEI Newsletter" - [ ] Research what other community centric teams are using for social agreements (note, this is not CoC) - [x] Justin to open introduction thread on discussion - https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/t/dei-team-introductions-say-hi-and-get-to-know-each-other/37860 - [ ] Research what other FOSS DEI teams are using for their onboarding criteria/process - [ ] Draft email to translations list about inclusive language practices - [ ] Open a ticket about Accessibility survey - [ ] Research and collect info from other communities/DEI surveys to see what kind of questions are being asked, what is useful or not, how to do it correctly and add to ticket - [ ] Justin to retire mailing list (almost there!) ## March 14th, 2022 ### Chair - Marie Nordin ### Attendees - Vipul Siddharth (siddharthvipul1) - Sandipan Roy (ByteHacker) - Coty - Camila - Teagan ### Welcome, and hellos! - How is everyone doing today? ### Social Agreement - Focus on listening - Stay present as much as possible, refrain from email/chat/etc - Do your best to assume good intent - Let everyone have a chance to speak, be aware of how much time you are talking - Be mindful of the meeting schedule and help to move the dialog forward - Use the raise hand function - Stay on mute when you are not speaking ### Discussion - Actions from previous meetings - [X] Rikard to open ticket on minimize/maximize in GNOME - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/221 - Next step: update ticket with instructions to get to GNOME upstream - [x] Camila to email Native American Red Hat group to look for interested Fedorans - Welcome Coty! - [ ] Promote accessibility discussion (Amita) - [ ] Marie to follow up - [ ] Create outline of inclusive language recommendations (holding pattern) - [x] Work to identify active language coordinators (Marie to reach out to Jean-Baptiste) - Jean-Baptiste recommended going straight for the translations mailing list - https://lists.fedoraproject.org/admin/lists/trans.lists.fedoraproject.org/ - Next step: draft an email, review - Resources: https://buffer.com/resources/inclusive-language-tech/ - https://students.wustl.edu/glossary-bias-terms/ - [x] Tegan is going to write summary for newsletter ticket - Tegan: I apologize that I will not be able to be at the meeting today. I've tried twice to post a response to Ticket 217. If someone is willing to post my response for me in the Pagure, I'd be very greatful. "We have spoken about this over the last couple of meetings and we are in agreement that it is a problem with doing something regular. We spoke about combining with Mindshares newsletter. We ultimatly decided against it because we are a different team. Our final consensus was to do a less regular blog post when we have news to bring to the community. A good example of which would be our name change." - [ ] Vipul to draft Community Blog Post "DEI Newsletter" - Discussion - What are the next steps for the "DEI Team" rebrand? Can we wrap that up soon? - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/206 - We are almost there! - Need to retire diversity mailing list - Collaborate with join SIG on survey for newcomers - Mentors Summit - DEI presence: Pictionary with the DEI team - How do we add people to the team? (let's formalize this) - Apache Software Foundation -> - https://community.apache.org/contributors/ - https://community.apache.org/newcommitter.html - https://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html - Process: interested contributor hangs out for a while, comes to meetings, does things, and then someone from the team nominates them for group membership, the team votes. - Open a ticket on the diversity repo - Asking Coty: how can Fedora fit in with the various groups you are involved in? - Advertising opportunities in some of the groups Coty is connected with - Natives in tech - Send promotions to coty@nativesintech.org - They are doing a coffee hour ### To Do - [x] Marie to follow up with Amita - [ ] Draft email to translations list about inclusive language practices - [ ] Vipul to draft Community Blog Post "DEI Newsletter" - [ ] Promote accessibility discussion (Amita) - [ ] Vipul to reach out to Join, start the conversation. how easy it for new contributors to use discussion. should we do a survey - [ ] Justin to retire diversity mailing list once DEI team rebrand is complete (ready to go!) - [ ] Open a ticket for formalizing additions to team - [ ] Draft docs for formalizing additions ## February 28th, 2022 ### Chair - Marie Nordin ### Attendees - Jona Azizaj (jonatoni) - Camila Granella - Rikard - Tegan-Jean ### Welcome, and hellos! - How is everyone doing today? ### Social Agreement - Focus on listening - Stay present as much as possible, refrain from email/chat/etc - Do your best to assume good intent - Let everyone have a chance to speak, be aware of how much time you are talking - Be mindful of the meeting schedule and help to move the dialog forward - Use the raise hand function - Stay on mute when you are not speaking ### Agenda - Last meetings actions - [ ] Promote accessibility discussion (Amita) - [ ] Create outline of inclusive language recommendations (holding pattern) - [x] Work to identify active language coordinators (Marie to reach out to Jean-Baptiste) - [ ] Tegan is going to write summary for newsletter ticket - [ ] Vipul to draft Community Blog Post "DEI Newsletter" - Accessibility of our operating system and tooling - how can we include more diverse groups such as indigenous peoples? - reaching out to college students - localizations in indigenous languages - working with educational institutes - the EU has some initiatives around this - do we know someone who is indigenous who is in Fedora already? - we should make sure to include - we have a Native American community in Red Hat, we could reach out to - minimize & maximize - is there some way we can have an option in settings to turn on button minimization and maximization? - right now it's in a separate app called Gnome Tweak - could Tweak be an automatic install in Fedora - it is in the dnf library - its maintained by the Gnome team - it also has other features that gnome as been slower in implementing - accessibility spin? this is both good and bad, we don't want to have to *need* something like this, it should all be accessible - Gnome D&I team: https://wiki.gnome.org/InclusionAndDiversity - Fedora Mentored Projects Summit - Update from Jona: meeting with Vipul this week to get some more details - Reach out to previous mentors - Promotion - Linux Foundation certification on diversity - need to update: - badge - docs ### To Do - [ ] Rikard to open ticket on minimize/maximize in GNOME - [ ] Camila to email Native American Red Hat group to get input on ## February 14th, 2022 ### Chair - Marie Nordin ### Attendees - Vipul Siddharth (siddharthvipul1) - Justin/JWF (jflory7) - Amita Sharma - Amy Marrich (spotz) ### Welcome, and hellos! - How is everyone doing today? ### Social Agreement - Focus on listening - Stay present as much as possible, refrain from email/chat/etc - Do your best to assume good intent - Let everyone have a chance to speak, be aware of how much time you are talking - Be mindful of the meeting schedule and help to move the dialog forward - Use the raise hand function - Stay on mute when you are not speaking ### Agenda - Last meetings actions - [ ] (Vipul to follow up)Tegan is going to write summary for newsletter ticket - [ ] Vipul to draft Community Blog Post "DEI Newsletter" - [x] Marie to add "dei" tag to discourse - [ ] Justin to retire diversity mailing list (when the time comes) - [X] Vipul to open thread on discussion about discourse accessibility - https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/t/accessibility-review-of-discussion-fedoraproject-org/36764 - Promote on Twitter-> fedoracommunity - IRC Channels: Mindshare, DEI, Pride - Quarterly Newsletter - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/217 - Use of inclusive language when translating in French - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/204 - Justin: two ideas - come up with broad/general recommendations/best practices for all localizations - work with language coordinators, who facilitates and does reviews etc - Amita: this might create a burden on the local teams, perhaps we should assess how much work it would be to implement - Marie: this could present some issues, some push back because some folks are against this - First steps - outline of what we'd like to see - reach out to stakeholders - Update on "mentored-project summit" - Vipul reviewed this with Mindshare - How do we do define who is a Fedora mentor? - We need talk/workshop recommendations - [Accessibility review of discussion.fp.o](https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/t/accessibility-review-of-discussion-fedoraproject-org/36764) - Upcoming steps: - Research other accessibility certifications/tools - Plan the call ### To Do - [ ] Promote accessibility discussion (Amita) - [ ] Create outline of inclusive language recommendations (holding pattern) - [x] Identify active language coordinators (Marie to reach out to Jean-Baptiste) - [ ] (Vipul to follow up)Tegan is going to write summary for newsletter ticket ## January 31st, 2022 ### Chair - Marie Nordin ### Attendees - Vipul (siddharthvipul1) - Jona (jonatoni) - Tegan (mouse) - Justin (jflory7/jwf) - Sandipan Roy (ByteHacker) ### Welcome, and hellos! - How is everyone doing today? - Marie: tired. got bad sleep and work has been tough. - Vipul: Excited to be here with a slight headache but that's okay because I love everyone here - JWF: Sleepy from a heavy heavy meeting day! But excited to be here for DEI with Fedora friends - Mouse: Recovering from Covid, though doing much better. Glad to be back in the meetings. ### Social Agreement - Focus on listening - Stay present as much as possible, refrain from email/chat/etc - Do your best to assume good intent - Let everyone have a chance to speak, be aware of how much time you are talking - Be mindful of the meeting schedule and help to move the dialog forward - Use the raise hand function - Stay on mute when you are not speaking ### Agenda - Fedora Mentor Summit - Mentor Summit is to have a place for fedora community members to come together, learn, share ideas and also to have fun, and to reward mentors. - Things have been moving along, dates confirmed, platform in place, working on logo - Still in the early phase of planning, suggestions & contributors welcome - Ideas - How can we promote DEI in the mentors summit - Past Outreachy interns to share a talk or update how mentorship in Fedora impacted their career trajectory - Whats the story behind mentorship in Fedora? - Storytelling, why is the work important from both mentor and mentee perspective - Best practices for virtual mentorship, how to be more inclusive in an all virtual format - April 1st & 2nd are the dates - Repo: https://pagure.io/mentor-summit/mentor-summit/issues - Tickets - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/217 - Let's talk about doing a newsletter - Its a matter of logistics - What do we put in the newsletter? - do we have a constant flow of info to share? - maybe instead a post for fedora magazine - updates - let's do this as well? - could we add onto the Mindshare Report? - Not sure. both sides make sense. - We are a separate team, not Mindshare - But who is taking on the process? - https://communityblog.fedoraproject.org/mindshare-committee-quarterly-report-q4-2021/ - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/206 - What are our next steps for name change? - Pagure, and the mailing list are done! - We need to work on promoting the change - NEWSLETTER!! - Fedora Podcast - Fedora Podcast - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/202 - no response yet, but Tegan is going to reach out to them directly - they work with DLN - Tegan is going to check in and share. From there we will work as a team to come up with content - Move to discourse from our mailing list [Vipul] - a lot of teams are moving this way, it seems more visible - "dei" tag - we should retire mailing list - Accessability review of discourse [Vipul] - Can we use this: https://www.a11yproject.com/checklist/ - small working group - Are there other resources we can find or use to complete this - Google Lighthouse: https://developers.google.com/web/tools/lighthouse/ - Probably though doing this, can probably help send stuff back to discourse to make things better in the future - maybe we can open it as a topic on the OSD forum - I'm sure many people will have resources to share which might be helpful - does our customization hamper any accessibility that was built in? - 2022 Contributor Conference [Marie] - People have varied opinions - In person connections are very important - Accessibility/equity also important ### To Do - [ ] Tegan is going to write summary for newsletter ticket - [ ] Vipul to draft Community Blog Post "DEI update" - [x] Marie to add "dei" tag to discourse - [ ] Justin to retire diversity mailing list (when the time comes) - [X] Vipul to open thread on discussion about discourse accessibility - https://discussion.fedoraproject.org/t/accessibility-review-of-discussion-fedoraproject-org/36764 ## December 7th, 2021 ### Chair - Marie Nordin ### Attendees - Vipul Siddharth (siddharthvipul1) - Jona Azizaj (jonatoni) - Luna Jernberg (bittin) - J.W.F. (jflory7) - Tegan Hillman (mouse) - Ashlyn (lilyx) - Marie Nordin - Rikard ### Welcome, and hellos! - How is everyone doing? - Meeting social agreement- any additions? - Focus on listening - Stay present as much as possible, refrain from email/chat/etc - Do your best to assume good intent - Let everyone have a chance to speak, be aware of how much time you are talking - Be mindful of the meeting schedule and help to move the dialog forward - Use the raise hand function - Stay on mute when you are not speaking ### Agenda - Regular meeting - Schedule - Contents - Thoughts about format/structure - Discussion - Video is good - IRC its easy to get distracted - we need more interaction and planning before we can be very productive through text - bi-weekly meeting - 50-60 minutes - https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/diversity-inclusion/meetings/ - lecturers, guest speakers, speaking on d&I topics and bringing disempowered groups in to discuss their experience - Having an article or youtube video experience - Revisit notes from March 2021 Meetup - What were our goals then? - What were we able to accomplish? - Do we want to update them - https://communityblog.fedoraproject.org/summary-from-the-diversity-inclusion-team-meetup/ - Discussion: - People are experiencing alot of personal stuff - Pandemic is draining - Jumping back in from being out is difficult - identifying what to do is hard, especially on their own - Fedora week of diversity: - could have some in person events during FWD - D&I docs look nice, that is something we aimed to do - We can look at places that are doing it well, can we learn things from other community - Moving some of our convos to Discourse to raise visibility - Create more accessibility across languages - Making Fedora OS certified accessibility - asking people about their experience - survey, we will need people to opt in - different disability organizations could help/support how to do this - try to utilise networks - Raise awareness around other community events such as FOSDEM 2023 wwhen its irl again and foss-north and other Linux conferences that has a psychial presence in the future - submit sessions - Flyers as pdf to be able to print and maybe other Fedora DI Swag - Tickets - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/206 - other communities have moved to "DEI" from D&I - adding Equity into the mission - we have +1 from: JWF, Mouse, Lilyx, Vipul, Marie, - what to do: - update docs - infra: - Pagure: group name https://pagure.io/group/fedora-diversity - FAS: display name https://accounts.fedoraproject.org/group/diversity-team/ - Mailing list (or, Discourse?): - do some posts for visibility and awareness - https://pagure.io/fedora-diversity/issue/202 - this seems like something we should pursue - we need to work on content/questions/what we want to communicat there - Tegan wants to work on this one! yay! - Rikard mentions that not every demographic is interested in podcasts - ### To Do - Add docs for FWD to the D&I team docs (longterm, Marie, Vipul, & Jona will head this?) - whenisgood for january & february (marie) - pagure triage (group effort? next meeting) - write a summary of thoughts on ticket 206 (group effort, JWF will comment from todays meeting) - comment on ticket 202 (tegan)