20:00:13 <ekhugen_alt> #startmeeting wos_mentoring
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20:00:18 <openstack> The meeting name has been set to 'wos_mentoring'
20:00:26 <ekhugen_alt> Hi, who's here for women of openstack mentoring?
20:00:59 <ekhugen_alt> Hi Megan!
20:01:50 <MeganR> Hello!
20:02:03 <ekhugen_alt> I think so far it's just the two of us
20:02:30 <diablo_rojo> And me :)
20:02:41 <MeganR> and that makes three!  :)
20:03:00 <ekhugen_alt> Hi Kendall!
20:03:42 <diablo_rojo> Practically a party :)
20:03:53 * ekhugen_alt gets her party hat and kazoo
20:03:55 <diablo_rojo> Hello ekhugen_alt  :)
20:04:19 * diablo_rojo turns on the strobes and picks a spotify playlist
20:04:22 <ekhugen_alt> I think last week we were talking about restructuring the long term mentoring program
20:04:32 <ekhugen_alt> Hi Nicole!
20:04:42 <NicoleH> Hi Emily!
20:04:49 <diablo_rojo> Man, four people, now it is a party.
20:04:50 <NicoleH> How are you enjoying your summer?!
20:05:03 <NicoleH> Haha!
20:05:53 <ekhugen_alt> my summer is going too fast
20:06:02 <ekhugen_alt> how is it a week past independence day?
20:06:04 <MeganR> Yes, way too fast!
20:06:15 * diablo_rojo was moving over the 4th
20:06:15 <NicoleH> Couldn't agree with you guys more!
20:06:35 <NicoleH> Hope it went smoothly, diablo_rojo!
20:06:38 <ekhugen_alt> how's the new apartment diablo_rojo?
20:06:48 <ekhugen_alt> did you get all the computer equipment sorted?
20:06:58 <diablo_rojo> Made it to Seattle safe and sound :) The car getting totaled the week before wasn't so awesome..
20:07:09 <ekhugen_alt> oh no! are you okay though?
20:07:35 <diablo_rojo> Yeah, got some xrays and it was all okay. Should probably go to a chiropractor though too.
20:07:43 <MeganR> oh wow - I am sorry to hear that, like moving isn't stressful enough
20:07:57 <MeganR> Yes, deal with it now, so it isn't work 12 months from now
20:08:11 <ekhugen_alt> eesh, yeah, that sounds really tough!  hope you feel better soon!
20:08:13 <diablo_rojo> MeganR, that was my thought. Though, down one car, I only had to get the moving truck to the new place, not both vehicles
20:08:28 <NicoleH> Yikes!
20:09:08 <diablo_rojo> It was a nice drive through South Dakota, Wyoming, Montanta and Idaho to Washington :)
20:09:39 <MeganR> oh, I hope you took photos during that drive
20:10:14 <NicoleH> Welcome to the west coast. I love living in the Pacific Northwest. I'm only 3.5 hrs south, in Portland.
20:10:25 <ekhugen_alt> oh nice, that does sound like a pretty drive
20:10:41 <diablo_rojo> MeganR, lots of snaps in snapchat, a few actual photos
20:11:04 <diablo_rojo> NicoleH, OH MAN! I will keep that in mind when I go for workdays with other Foundation people.
20:11:11 <diablo_rojo> You could join us :)
20:11:25 <NicoleH> Perfect -- I'd love to!
20:11:39 <NicoleH> Let me know whenever you're in Portland. It'd be great to get together!
20:14:02 <ekhugen_alt> so last week we were talking about restructuring the long term mentoring program
20:14:14 <ekhugen_alt> I think we talked about making it easier by doing check-ins every 2 months
20:14:33 <ekhugen_alt> and only giving people 7 days to respond before we unmatched them, no second chances or anything
20:15:45 <NicoleH> sounds good on this end.
20:16:13 <NicoleH> that way, we'll know their level of commitment.
20:16:18 <NicoleH> or, seems so, anyway!
20:16:39 <ekhugen_alt> so I think now we were talking about what to do for the check-ins, how to make them more helpful
20:18:10 <ekhugen_alt> like do we want to try to schedule a half hour meeting with mentor and mentee
20:18:22 <ekhugen_alt> and coach them through any issues they're having?
20:19:00 <NicoleH> i think it's helpful to make a "human" check-in, rather than via email or online.
20:19:16 <NicoleH> how do others feel?
20:23:42 <ekhugen_alt> diablo_rojo, meganr any thoughts?
20:24:22 <MeganR> I like the idea of the human check-in
20:24:35 <diablo_rojo> Yeah that sounds good
20:25:08 <diablo_rojo> Sounds good, and I am willing to help out with those :)
20:26:35 <ekhugen_alt> do we think it would be good to have a script or suggestions of how to go through the meeting, or do we want to wing it for the first few and then later work on standardizing
20:29:34 <NicoleH> i think it would help us to have a list of a few questions that we ask. the conversion could go in different directions, and we'll learn from that, but this short list to start out with may help guide us initially.
20:29:50 <NicoleH> *conversation
20:30:24 <MeganR> +1 - and as a way to make certain nothing gets overlooked (more for my benefit, if I do these)  :)
20:30:31 <diablo_rojo> I wouldnt have more than like three prompt questions to fall back on, but I think it would be okay to wait to figure out what those might be
20:32:53 <ekhugen_alt> so could the questions be things kind of based on the forms?  like how often are you meeting, what are you finding is the best way to communicate, and then any questions or concerns?
20:34:16 <diablo_rojo> Yeah I think that would be a good place to start
20:36:22 <NicoleH> sounds good!
20:36:46 <ekhugen_alt> so anything else to iron out before we talk about starting another round of long term mentoring?
20:37:01 <ekhugen_alt> want to update the form at all? https://openstackfoundation.formstack.com/forms/mentor_mentee_signup_pre_barcelona
20:37:39 <NicoleH> also, in terms of questions, it'd be nice to get a sense of the discussions between the mentor & mentee, and a sense for how the mentor has helped the mentee.
20:39:45 <ekhugen_alt> +1 nicole
20:45:38 <ekhugen_alt> so maybe next week (or do we want to meet in 2 weeks?) we'll finalize any details for the next round of long term mentoring?
20:45:53 <ekhugen_alt> and start to get signup emails sent out?
20:47:50 <diablo_rojo> Yes that sounds good. Next week :)
20:48:08 <diablo_rojo> The sooner we get rolling on this, the easier it will be to stop ignoring it ;)
20:48:49 <ekhugen_alt> okay, cool,
20:48:54 <ekhugen_alt> thanks everyone!
20:49:06 <diablo_rojo> Thanks Emily!
20:49:24 <NicoleH> thanks, everyone!
20:49:55 <ekhugen_alt> #endmeeting