Here are some guidelines and suggestions about the event for participants and volunteers!
Don’t use any discriminatory terms
Use gender neutral pronouns unless you know someone’s preferred pronouns
Don’t use words like “guys”, instead say “folks” or “people”
Be inclusive and kind
The sign up instructions are available on Meetup, please try to join on the starting time so you can receive proper help and guidance for the session.
We will have separate channels (or “rooms”):
Women and Non binary folks: this breakout room is specifically for women and non binary folks, we hope you have a meaningful space here where you’re heard!
New to open source: this breakout room is for newcomers to open source so you can get suitable help
Code related PR: If you are making a code related contribution then you’ll be assigned to this breakout room
Documentation related PR: If you are making a Documentation related contribution then you’ll be assigned to this breakout room
Spanish Speaker: Please let us know if you prefer this. We will ensure we have a Spanish-speaking mentor available.
These breakout channels/rooms aren’t rigid, you can choose which one you wish to be in, they’re created solely to help us help you!
Be patient and kind to session participants, if you feel unable to help someone with a doubt or issue, redirect it to another volunteer or PyMC team member if someone is available. If that does not work, consider suggesting a new issue to the participant.
Encourage people to introduce themselves and ask questions.
Do flag any (really ANY) inappropriate behaviour. Warn the participant or remove them from the platform in these cases:
They make a discriminatory remark
They are being persistently rude
They are a spammer
Tentative Structure of the Session#
All participants join, the first 10-15 mins are spent with everyone introducing and saying hi
Participants are redirected to the board consisting of available issues that they can choose from here
If a participant doesn’t find a suitable issue here they’re encouraged to ask the volunteers for help, who will suggest an issue or task based on their said skills
Participants go to breakout rooms and work on their issues, they should make a comment on the issue they’re interested in, after which volunteers will update that issue on the Event Dashboard for clarity
Volunteers keep alternating between breakout rooms to checkup on Participants, to see if they need help
Participants can go to the “help-desk” channel/room if they have a question
Cheers, have fun folks!