Deputies and Mentors v2

Hello, community wranglers! It’s been a little over 6 months since the introduction of the deputiesDeputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about deputies in our Community Deputy Handbook. program, and it’s time to look back on how things have been going, and iterate our hearts out to improve the work we do here.

I’d like to get feedback from everyone who has participated in the deputies/mentorsMentor Someone who has already organised a WordCamp and has time to meet with their assigned mentee every 2 weeks, they talk over where they should be in their timeline, help them to identify their issues, and also identify solutions for their issues. program since it began after WCSF. I know a number of people started out participating but have since stepped back. In the interest of keeping the feedback process at this stage limited to the deputies and mentors, I need your help to know who should be contacted. This is the list I have, but I believe it is only current participants: Aditya Kane, Brandon Dove, David Bisset, Dee Teal, Erick Hitter, Flynn O’Connor, Grant Landram, John Hawkins, Karen Arnold, Kevin Cristiano, Mario Peshev, Mayuko Moriyama, Petya Raykovska, Richard Archambault, Scott Basgaard. Here are the people whose names are on an old list of John’s but I don’t know if they ever got started with mentoring or not: Hugh Lashbrooke, Jeff Zinn, Rafael Proveda, Shannon Smith.

Are you actively mentoring/deputying now? Were you part of this experiment earlier? Do you know who else volunteered as a deputyDeputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about deputies in our Community Deputy Handbook. or mentorMentor Someone who has already organised a WordCamp and has time to meet with their assigned mentee every 2 weeks, they talk over where they should be in their timeline, help them to identify their issues, and also identify solutions for their issues.? Please let me know in the comments so I can get feedback from those who stepped back as well as those still involved. Will begin reaching out next week, and once I’ve gotten feedback from everyone on how things have been going (time commitments, clarity of what needs to get done, structure, etc), we can start the work as a team of figuring out how to change the processes we have to make things better.

Let me know if you or someone you know belongs on this list, or if you are listed but shouldn’t be. Thanks!

** Side note: I would have done mentions for the names to spur notifications, but not everyone has a role on the site for some reason. From now on, let’s automatically add deputies/mentors to the site as authors so they can post updates. @camikaos: Can you go ahead and make all the active folks Authors on this site? Thanks!

 

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