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DougM's notes and doc sprint prep

From: Doug May <intuedge@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:32:23 -0700
Message-ID: <CABPs60HhedVFgUH6MwfTRjtWvWHG88Pw3Er0Y+QEDnC-rPwN_A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Scott Rowe <scottrowe@google.com>
Cc: "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Thanks, Scott.  Always nice to tap into the unwritten rules, and I
really appreciate the way you handled it (was re: community dev
meeting).

I also think that a lot of what you outlined for me is part of an
essential map to what is happening where in the larger project, so as
a volunteer I can direct my efforts in the most useful direction.  To
understand and sync up with the group's written and unwritten
practices is part of the volunteer ramp-up overhead that we want to
shortcut, so I'm happy to bump my shins on the furniture in the
interests of getting us to obstacle-free entry ramps for hundreds and
thousands of volunteers, who become millions of users.

I am acutely aware of the limited calendar time and limited attention
and work cycles between now and the sprint, which is why I am also
being emphatic about the strategic and tactical importance of having
what little we can do not be fragmented (so synergize for economy, as
well as for a more consistent story), and that it respects the
volunteer perspective and the culture we are out to generate (so think
just enough about the endpoint that you can include it when choosing
the direction for the small steps we can take in under two weeks).

Do we have any sense of how many new participants we're going to get,
vs. repeat attendees?  Repeat engagement is going to be very important
in getting this thing done, so we want to encourage that behavior, and
show them that it makes a difference, and that we are getting our end
of the act together to help us all make the most of our time, energy,
and attention.  If it's mostly newbies, then focus on ramp-up and
orientation (designed to lead to repeat participation).

I'm happy to put in some time over the weekend or early next week to
help with any pieces that the TFs might decide to go for, especially
using the sprint as a chance to try TBG and learn it in action.  I'll
start the reorg that Scott requested, and send an initial round out by
Wed night PDT, focusing on what I think will make the biggest
difference in the immediate timeframe.

DougM
Received on Tuesday, 19 March 2013 22:32:51 UTC

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