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Design FLOSS events for Developers - what we've learned
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What is the session about?
For the last two years, at the Software Development & Engineering Department of Wikimedia Deutschland e.V., we have been supporting developers as part of our mentoring program and our outreach activities to FOSS developers with a varity of methods.
We had the great opportunity to analyse and test different formats, like focussed interviews & role models blog post's with tech volunteers, a tech mentoring program @ WMDE, Game Jam (Gamification Hackathon for free knowledge), EnthusiastiCon(Tech Talks), Source Code Berlin (Tech Podcast), LadiesthatFoss and MeetUps (Mentoring program for Women in Tech with Wikimedia, Mozilla and other tech projects). We will sum up experiences, activities & learnings of these two years and will show all attendees a method how they can develop their individual programs, evaluate & testing it pretty fast with the design thinking approach.

Originally the session was planned to do with Greta (Albanien Usergroup) But she sadly got no visa, so it would be great, when we would have some remote opportunities in this session too.

What will attendees take away from this session?
Learnings from WMDE Outreach tech volunteers activities & Albanien Language Usergroup outreach activities (e.g. target audience, instruments, failures, evaluation metrics)
Design Thinking Method to know, how to gain ideas, test & evaluate individual programs

For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
Programm Designer, Developer, FOSS - Enthusiasts

Length of session
10 Min Input via Presentation (results of
40 Min Design Thinking Workshop to develop your own program
10 Min Follow Up Feedback

Room: Ballroom East Today 4pm to 5pm - You don't need a laptop

Event Timeline

samuwmde renamed this task from Create your own outreach program for tech volunteers with Design Thinking to Design FLOSS events for Developers - what we've learned.Aug 5 2017, 11:20 AM
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@samuwmde: Assuming this took place and that no followup items exist, hence closing.