After successfully writing the Community Playbook one thing keep on striking my mind, the problem we faced in 2015 should be addressed without fail in 2016. So decided to have IRC chat on Christmas eve. Around 8.00 PM IST on 24th December 2015 community members came forward to talk in IRC. I should talk Aksay who has integrated IRC bot between our Telegram Group (we also have our community Channel)and #moztn channel.
So we had very little agenda but it took almost 2 hours to complete our discussion. Our agenda is listed below.
Around 15 contributors have came to the IRC chat on that day and some people used telegram itself to chat. It is better to Check our etherpad to know more about our contributors.
Then I shared some stats of our local community in 2015, like how many of us were there, what we did, what we achieved and so on. Community playbook was very helpful to share about this.
I thanked lot of community members with their achievements and many thanked me. (I was very excited 🙂 can’t share in words)
Then we started to discuss about our problems in 2015, I will list some of the top problems we faced in 2015
We have got some solutions to the above stated problems in the conversation itself. In 2016 we have planed some of the things below
Have actively conversation 3 months once, to update our upcoming quarter plans. This will solve some of the problems like
- Place barrier
- FSA being ideal
- Proper Communication and information Passing
Creating Mentor – Mentee structure, where each mentor may have upto 5 mentees. This will tackle the list of problems
- Growing vertically instead of horizontally.
- Motivating new Contributors
- Well defined Community goals
Goals of Q1 2016
We have also planned some of the goals for upcoming year 2016.
- Bringing Women Contributors from Tamilnadu
Our Community has become very big, and it is really a good time to give bring active contributors in one place and discuss the future growth of our Community members, so in March 2016 we are planning to have community meetup and we have to have well defined Community structure.
Our community has good number of Localisation Contributors and it will be very good to increase the usage of Firefox Browser in our local language tamil.
Foxfooding community is growing very big, we in India have very huge Android user base. It will be really great to use b2gdroid and contribute to Foxfooding.
We want to search community spaces in our local cities so we can meetup once in a month and discuss and do interesting things. We already have some spaces in some cities we should try to expand in future.
There are lot of things to learn in upcoming days and sure it is going to be exciting journey in 2016. The major task as of now given to contributors is to define their Q1 goals for 2016.
Lets meet with interesting updates in 2016.
I will be happy to hear thoughts about our community and would love to hear feedback from all.