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Re: Onboarding new members

From: Julee Burdekin <julee@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:49:45 +0000
To: Renoir Boulanger <renoir@w3.org>, WebPlatform Public List <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CFBC8BFB.DB7D7%julee@adobe.com>
Thanks, Renoir:

Per our conversation today and feedback from Vanessa, we would like to
email new users to the site with suggestions on how to introduce
themselves on the list.

Some of us thought that we received an email confirming the successful
creation of a user account on webplatform.org. If that’s the case, can you
please send out the default body text of that email and let us know if it
is customizable? If no email is sent out to confirm the user account
creation, can you please let us know if this is possible and feasible?

Also, everyone:

When we do the next community drive (which is tentatively set at late
Summer), we’ll will want to track whether new contributors were
successfully ushered through the process, below. To do so, we can set up a
spreadsheet for new members with a checklist for each of the steps, below.
Then, people who volunteer to act as a guide check off each step, below.

Please let us know your thoughts.



Julee Burdekin
Content Strategist
Adobe Web Platform

On 6/6/14, 11:15 AM, "Renoir Boulanger" <renoir@w3.org> wrote:

>Hi Julee,
>I like all of the process you said. Very much.
>In fact, I’m happy this came to the table, with some guidance, it’ll
>make people feel more involved.
>On 2014-06-05, 8:13 PM, Julee Burdekin wrote:
>> Hi, everyone:
>> Per our conversation this week, here’s a draft of what I generally do
>> when I pick up — or pick on — a new member. Let me know what you think
>> and I’ll add it to the wiki under community:
>> 1. If you are a new member, sign up for the email list and introduce
>> yourself!
>> 2. Everyone can send out a welcome reply to a new member within 24
>> 3. If you want to be that new member's guide, let everyone know in
>> your reply email. Say, "Welcome, New Member. I will help you get on
>> board."
>> 4. If you've signed up to be that new member's guide:
>> * send them separate emails, pointing to the contributor's guide &
>> practice page
>> * get them on to the #webplatform IRC channel and introduce them to
>> others there
>> * get them to follow @webplatform on twitter & tweet to us
>> * encourage them to fill out their profile
>> * get their username & friend them
>> * let them know about the general meeting at 1pm EDT
>> 5. Follow up within a week:
>> * remind them you're there for them
>> * reviewing any steps they've taken, including reviewing any edits
>> * identify and remove any blockers
>> * remind them about any benefits
>> 6. As they continue to be involved:
>> * spot check what they've done and help clear up any loose ends
>> * call out their accomplishments to others
>> * encourage them to share what they're doing
>> * share new opportunities that might be a good fit
>> Ideas, suggestions, generally feedback welcome.
>> J
>> -------------------
>> Julee Burdekin
>> Content Strategist
>> Adobe Web Platform
>> @adobejulee
>> julee@adobe.com
>Renoir Boulanger  |  Developer operations engineer
>W3C  |  Web Platform Project
>http://w3.org/people/#renoirbhttps://renoirboulanger.com/  ✪

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