# Community Outreach Revamp Survey Results & Analysis
## Quick Links
Complete results from survey: https://siddharthvipul1.fedorapeople.org/LimeSurvey%20Professional%20-%20Your%20online%20survey%20service.html
## Meeting Notes
### Meeting January 21st 2021
Marie Nordin (riecatnor)
Sumantro Mukherjee (sumantrom)
Sayak Sarkar (sayak_sarkar/bugsmith)
Mariana Balla (marianab)
Vipul Siddharth (siddharthvipul1)
Ashlyn Knox (lilyx)
- Identify strengths and weaknesses of the community's engagement efforts based upon the background info that we can derive from the survey results data.
##### Experience with survey results
Sayak: start by creating user stories out of what we understand from the stats
Ashlyn: which questions do we need to answer? which can the data answer or not? testing against that
What are the strengths of the community currently?
1. What region are you from?
- does region correlate with demographic (student professional etc)
- identify which regions have the most engagement in which teams
- how do we connect ourselves to the regions with no response?
- no one from African region
- low response from APAC seems odd
2. What demographic are you connected with locally?
- It seems to be a nice average spread
- Should there be more students?
- which category of student would we want to target?
- different areas of study will bring different challenges
- what kind of options would these different students want?
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- How do we show the non-coding side of Fedora? how do we get that demographic using or contributing to Fedora?
- what can you get out of linux/Fedora?
- for example designers-- free software
3. What attracted you to become an Ambassador?
- people have FUN sharing Fedora
- boils down to people in the end. the right fit, the culture is important
- there is an interesting sentiment: "i can do this on my own"
4. What kind of participation have you had in the Ambassador Program in the past/currently?
- we can assume people chose more than one here
- can we find correlations between the choices
- more people than we thought chose demos/workshops
- where are these happening?
- how do we capture this content?
- educational resources seem like a great resources/incentive
- professional networks
- what can this mean exactly to different people?
- linkedin (social networks) versus trying to convince a colleague to move to fedora
5. How many events(in person or virtual) did you attend this year and talk/discuss about Fedora?
- This breakdown was to be expected, nmost people are attending 1-5 events related to Fedora
6. Choose one or mutiple options for process/support that you currently use to execute Fedora community outreach?
- More people should have chosen Mindshare Committee- really everyone, bc this is the main source of $$ resources in Fedora
- Is it surprising that people are self organizing?
- not really? We have a culture of DIY
- Providing more resources to the folks who are self organizing would be great
- What can we do to benefit from the presence of Fedorans in these spaces?
- How can we convert folks to users/contributors?
- How can we support folks in the chat spaces more?
- TG, discord
7. What would you like to be doing as on the Ambassadors/CommOps/Advocates/Join team?
- Evangelize to students, developers , and other technical group
- Actively participate in events happening nearby and talk about Fedora
- People really don't love doing social media
- Creating a process around boosting signal
- Allowing folks who won't do social media to have their work put out there
- People should keep doing what they're doing, we just want to know about it
- What is the future of free media/bootable media? If we have this it should fit under the CommOps structure
8. What lessons do you think we need to learn from the evolution of the Ambassadors/CommOps Advocates/Join programs?
- Discord: this is interesting. A connection to a large user community. We could pair with Radka to try some experiments in this space.. can we send graphics/posts/videos there and see what kind of impact they have? More users/more contributors? We should point out the LimeSurvey
- Can we translate more resources into different languages
- Tshirt with a bunch of different languages - marketing/swag idea
- We need design templates instead of specifics
- Would be nice to have an infographic showing the full structure at the end of the revamp
- Make sure to write ambassador group cleanup into process
- We should have centralized indexed resource page
9. What functions, if any, that Ambassadors historically executed do you think are now outdated?
- Seems everyone can agree installfests are no longer relevant (mn)
- Demos/Swag still seem important, as expected (mn)
10. What do you see other organizations doing that you think works well?
- I see two main categories: (mn)
- career opportunities
- educational resources
- demos they can learn the from
- Fedora the OS/product
- end users
- brand recognition
- We should promote AskFedora
- add it into the installer
- adding it to the getfedora.org page
- We need to connect outreach teams with current incentives & end users focused content
11. What kind of things do you want to see CommOps focusing on?
- Top 5 choices are:
- Current contributor base
- User base
- this one is a little questionable to us. what kind of focus on users? could this be from an engineering perspective versus an outreach method? Or can this translate to users converstion to contributors.
- Runner ups:
- Initiatives from within the team
- Social Media
- Low 5:
- Improving processes
- Social Media
12. What could you do even more of if you had the resources?
- These seems to fall into a couple categories
- People still really want that tried and true method of ambassadorship
- How can we make folks a bit more "ambassador-y" while attending virtual events
- updated talking points
"Whats the difference between Fedora and Windows/OSX/other Linux distros" - pamphlet!
13. What has kept you from joining?
- No. 1: Unclear how to get involved.
- I feel we are addressing this with our documentation plan (mn)
- No. 2: Too many barriers to entry.
- This might refer to a person, situation, not knowing where documentation is.
- No 3:
#### Quick assessments
- people do not use the mindshare committee as much as they should/could
- enable self organizers with more resources
- people aren’t interested in running events, but they do want to participate
- need a function to share/signal boost things OR
- strengthen the existing network for sharing cool projects, signal boosts etc
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