Discussion Points from LeidenScienceAvengers
๐Ÿผ Participants feedback ๐Ÿค“ Organisers feedback
๐Ÿผ Fika for better focus and experience ๐Ÿผ Having a quite room +1 ๐Ÿค“ Breaks + logistics
๐Ÿผ Giving feedback anonymously ๐Ÿผ Being able to go back to the trainers beyond the training session with personal project Questions/queries ๐Ÿค“ Having detailed feedback survey ๐Ÿค“ Provide online space to ask questions + establish that it is safe to ask
Use of resources:
๐Ÿค“ Organized technical capacity for the topic ๐Ÿค“ Hearing loops/captions ๐Ÿค“ Have materials available online ๐Ÿค“ Offer choice of alternative tools ๐Ÿค“ Having assistants helping out in the event, they should reflect the diversity.
Category X:
๐Ÿผ Training and teaching someone else (i.e. train the trainer) ๐Ÿผ Socializing with other participants in safe space ๐Ÿผ Patience + encouragement from mentors (for positive learning experience) ๐Ÿผ Feeling less intimidated ๐Ÿค“ Encouragement for participation forex. ( Freebies; if n amount of "pull requestsโ€ submitted) ๐Ÿค“ Engaging with the audience to have their input on session design ๐Ÿค“ Fun badges โ€”> info about yourself, pronounce, stickers, etcโ€ฆ ๐Ÿค“ Providing opportunities to contribute/brainstorm in a group (not asking questions by yourself or having to find others, like ice-breakers but on specific topics)
๐Ÿผ Code of conduct + harassment reporting procedures ๐Ÿผ Use of language ๐Ÿค“ Having a person delegated to receive complaints about and take action regarding digressions from code of conduct ๐Ÿค“ Language:
  • Simple & less technical
  • Adapted for Everyone (both computational and non-computational backgrounds)
Participant engagement:
๐Ÿผ Learning by talking about my work to gain feedback ๐Ÿผ Collaborative working i.e. sprints/hackathons ๐Ÿผ Learning from peers
Feedback driven learning:
๐Ÿผ Learning by doingโ€”> problem based ๐Ÿผ Interactive learning rather than powerpoints
๐Ÿค“ Funding + support from senior researchers and sponsors ๐Ÿค“ Offering mentorship programs for community members
Community and continuity :
๐Ÿผ Get to be exposed to the โ€œ how-toโ€ of the event, how did we come up with the idea of the hackathon? ๐Ÿผ Longevity and long term goals such as working in a community ๐Ÿค“ Be familiar with the audiences needs (e.g operating system) ๐Ÿค“ Knowing the audience, sending a survey to ask for their;
  • Background
  • Knowledge
  • Expectations / expected outcome
Community building:
Collaboration with other communities (increase visibility both ways) Digital + visual promotion campaign Visiting, physical meetings Structure and leadership + several maintainers Support, working with allies + supporters Media; Facebook, Twitter hashtags to follow, Slack Use of tools for communication Common project/aim/goal Social events, personal interactions, meetups Working alongside and bonding with similar like-minded same stage/career level individuals Freedom + ownership too within teams and community Regular/ scheduled video hangouts
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