"Pick big fights with your enemies, not small fights with your friends." - Ryan Merkley CEO Creative Commons
What is the session about?
A session to share best practices in working with others. Folks in our technical communities, like the rest of our lives, come from diverse backgrounds, societal norms, and cultural expectations. How can we help each other in our work in Wikimedia technical spaces be kind, empathic, and just generally aware of how we work together?
What will attendees take away from this session?
Proposed points of discussion (more welcome, you can edit this task):
- How to give criticism with civility
- How to receive criticism that lacks civility
- How to encourage participation in sensitive or controversial topics
- Defending one another from folks that don't do this well
- Educating and encouraging growth in community
- How to report problems
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
This is a session open to all. For new folks, as they might get a 'leg up' in working in our communities by learning from more established and respected members of the community. For folks that have been around a bit and see community health as important, a place to share and help shape a positive future.
Length of session
30 min roundtable discussion. The goal is to discuss and collect ideas to publish on MediaWiki.org