Interested in participating in calls, but tbh I don’t know how.
- First, I don’t (atm) have a Discord profile. Is there a way to just join the call via a link?
- Second, I don’t know when the calls are. Is this data somewhere on the forum?
- Third, the format of the calls makes it hard to participate, both synchronously and async. Would be great if every call had it’s own thread. The initial post would be a wiki with the date, time, link to the call, agenda, and a notes section. Then people would have 1 place for all the info on the call. This would make it easier to participate, esp if community members wanted to weigh in on topics asynchronously pre or post call. This would also make it easier to flow Cred to call discussion topics and distributions. Also, it would be cool if the calls were not recorded. You can edit and update a post, but you can’t edit and update a call (at least not without significant effort). Just doing the notes would make it easier to contribute, easier to flow cred to, and easier to edit/update.
Potential Call Agenda Template
Link to call
Discussion Item 1
Discussion Item 2
Discussion Item 3
Action Item 1
Action Item 2
Action Item 3
- person 1
- person 2
- person 3
As mentioned, I don’t participate in calls so I don’t know if these things have been discussed before. If so please let me know how I can participate without jumping to another platform. If not, do we feel like it would be valuable to make it so that anyone across the multiple SourCred platforms (GitHub, Discourse, Discord, etc…) can participate via following a link?
Also, are the suggestions to move effort from recording/editing to note taking something we want to explore? And if so, is the template provided here of interest (I’ve found it works for lots of the calls I lead, but happy to discover other templates too )
And finally, would it make sense to rename the Office Hours category to Community Calls? Might be more specific and helpful for new community members who want to get involved.