20:00:14 <ekhugen_alt> #startmeeting wos_mentoring
20:00:15 <openstack> Meeting started Wed Jul 19 20:00:14 2017 UTC and is due to finish in 60 minutes.  The chair is ekhugen_alt. Information about MeetBot at http://wiki.debian.org/MeetBot.
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20:00:19 <openstack> The meeting name has been set to 'wos_mentoring'
20:00:27 <ekhugen_alt> Hi, who's here for women of openstack mentoring?
20:00:47 <ekhugen_alt> well not for mentoring, but for the team meeting about it
20:11:20 <ekhugen_alt> okay, last call for women of openstack mentoring?
20:12:15 <NicoleH> Emily, did anyone join for women of openstack mentoring, or am I just late?
20:12:33 <ekhugen_alt> Hi Nicole, you're the only other one who's joined
20:12:47 <ekhugen_alt> should we just continue discussions via email?
20:12:58 <NicoleH> Oh, ok
20:13:11 <NicoleH> Sure, happy to continue discussions via email :)
20:13:38 <ekhugen_alt> I think kendall sent out the survey and we were discussing if we want to remove any questions
20:14:38 <NicoleH> Yep, I saw that in email. I'll take another look at that string.
20:14:43 <ekhugen_alt> did you have any topics you wanted to discuss?
20:15:15 <NicoleH> How are we coming along on the mentoring session for Sydney?
20:15:33 <NicoleH> I think I remember that we had volunteers who were going to run with that one, right?
20:15:47 <ekhugen_alt> we did, Amrith and Swami volunteered
20:15:56 <ekhugen_alt> but they haven't been able to make these meetings I think
20:16:24 <ekhugen_alt> plus there was the discussion at the Women of OpenStack level about whether we even wanted a separate event for speed mentoring
20:16:34 <ekhugen_alt> or if we should roll it into the wos lunch
20:19:04 <NicoleH> Oh, interesting thought about combining the speed mentoring session with the wos lunch.
20:19:37 <NicoleH> The wos lunch included a mini panel discussion in Boston, right?
20:20:01 <ekhugen_alt> right, it did
20:20:19 <ekhugen_alt> but in barcelona the breakfast had kind of a open networking part to it
20:20:35 <ekhugen_alt> so they could bring that back, make it a bit more formal like speed mentoring
20:21:47 <NicoleH> Ah, got it
20:22:18 <NicoleH> What are your thoughts?
20:22:38 <NicoleH> I really liked the mini panel discussion, with a separate speed mentoring session. Just my 2 cents.
20:23:40 <ekhugen_alt> I did too, but with the smaller size of sydney, if they're looking to cut the number of sponsored sessions, it would be easy and I don't think we'd lose too much content
20:26:22 <NicoleH> true, particularly for sydney :)
20:27:25 <diablo_rojo> Hello
20:27:28 <diablo_rojo> Sorry I'm late
20:27:35 <ekhugen_alt> I think maybe next Monday women of openstack meeting we'll discuss that more?
20:27:39 <ekhugen_alt> Hi Kendall, no worries
20:27:52 <diablo_rojo> Been trying to register for Grace Hopper for 4+ hours..
20:28:38 <diablo_rojo> I like the separate Speed Mentoring if we can get the people to do it again.
20:28:43 <diablo_rojo> I will definitely be there to help.
20:29:23 <diablo_rojo> Or if we do condense it should only be for Sydney
20:29:59 * amrith lurks in the background
20:30:17 * diablo_rojo waves to amrith :)
20:30:22 <amrith> hi diablo_rojo
20:30:29 <amrith> sorry about being late (again)
20:30:40 <amrith> this meeting overlaps another (work meeting)
20:30:47 <diablo_rojo> amrith, no worries :)
20:30:55 * amrith speed-reads the story so far
20:31:30 <amrith> ok, happy to do the speed mentoring thing again.
20:31:53 <amrith> it was fun (for me) but I never got to hear what the feedback from attendees was. was it valuable to them, woudl they recommend it to friends.
20:32:33 <amrith> where are my manners, hi ekhugen_alt
20:33:05 <ekhugen_alt> sorry I'm getting interrupted by phone calls, hi amrith
20:35:04 <ekhugen_alt> but yes, I think diablo_rojo we're still missing a sponsor for the sydney speed mentoring session, right?
20:35:27 <diablo_rojo> ekhugen_alt, let me double check
20:36:10 * diablo_rojo waits for the other Kendall at the foundation to reply :)
20:37:01 <diablo_rojo> No one has stepped up to sponsor speed mentoring yet.
20:37:04 <diablo_rojo> ekhugen_alt, ^^
20:37:21 <ekhugen_alt> okay, thanks
20:37:27 <amrith> what's the ask of a sponsor?
20:38:35 <diablo_rojo> amrith, https://www.openstack.org/assets/sydney-summit/sponsorship/Sydney-Sponsor-Prospectus-FINAL.pdf
20:38:38 <diablo_rojo> page 16
20:39:42 <ekhugen_alt> is there a deadline for the sponsorships, diablo_rojo?
20:39:54 <diablo_rojo> ekhugen_alt, I'll ask :)
20:40:15 <ekhugen_alt> thanks, sorry to keep you running back and forth
20:40:49 <diablo_rojo> This is why I have two monitors plus my laptop screen- easy to have multiple convos at once :)
20:40:57 <diablo_rojo> No problem btw
20:41:34 <amrith> looking at page 16
20:41:35 <amrith> one second
20:42:03 <diablo_rojo> Sept 27th is the official contract deadline
20:42:12 <diablo_rojo> But I think we can get a bit of an extension if need be
20:43:11 <ekhugen_alt> ah okay, so we have awhile before we have to make the call whether to combine events or not
20:43:11 <amrith> ok, so the networking lunch is sold out, the speed networking is still open.
20:43:29 <diablo_rojo> amrith, correct :)
20:43:31 <amrith> ok, will poke around the cushions and see what I can find.
20:43:52 <diablo_rojo> amrith, sounds good :) You have some time to search multiple couches :)
20:43:52 * ekhugen_alt looks in her spare change drawer
20:44:18 <amrith> diablo_rojo will look. Oh, .. never mind, different topic.
20:45:21 <ekhugen_alt> so amrith, do you have any questions about the speed mentoring event (going on the assumption we'll have one) and how it's run?
20:46:09 <amrith> i have one question ekhugen_alt , is it like the last one (in Boston)? if it is, I'm fine with it, if it is different, please let me know what it is. the earlier question was about feedback on the event.
20:46:56 <ekhugen_alt> well I think the proposal in the prospectus was for an event like the last one in Boston
20:47:30 <diablo_rojo> I dont think there is anything we need to change- I think it went really well.
20:47:32 <ekhugen_alt> the feedback from that one was positive, usually we don't hear a ton from mentees afterward (not all of them sign up ahead of time, so it's hard to follow up)
20:48:00 <diablo_rojo> More attendees would have been great, but I think as far as format and number of mentors we had it was good.
20:48:12 <ekhugen_alt> but the comments here were overwhelmingly positive https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/BOS-speed-mentoring
20:48:24 <ekhugen_alt> it was a good amount of people for the room, I think
20:49:31 <ekhugen_alt> previous events we had a larger room
20:49:39 <ekhugen_alt> and probably could've taken more people
20:51:18 <amrith> ok, thanks ekhugen_alt diablo_rojo, my #action is to look behind the cushions
20:51:27 <ekhugen_alt> thanks amrith!
20:51:55 <ekhugen_alt> so I think the other topic was the survey that diablo_rojo sent out
20:52:22 <ekhugen_alt> not survey, signup sheet https://openstackfoundation.formstack.com/forms/mentoring_pike_queens
20:52:38 <ekhugen_alt> did people have other suggestions of what questions could be eliminated/added?
20:55:13 <diablo_rojo> Did we ever match people based on location before?
20:55:17 <diablo_rojo> Or more just interest?
20:55:44 <ekhugen_alt> in some of the early times, we tried based on location, but it's next to impossible really
20:56:06 <ekhugen_alt> there are so many projects, the chances of getting someone in your project and in your geography are slim
20:56:40 <ekhugen_alt> I think more we had un-matches based on that.  People who said the relationship didn't work out because they couldn't find a time to meet.
20:57:12 <diablo_rojo> Knowing that, we can take those questions out I think
20:57:14 <ekhugen_alt> but that's so dependent on personal working style, etc, I don't know if we can reliably identify those issues ahead of time
20:57:30 <ekhugen_alt> +1 diablo_rojo
20:57:39 <diablo_rojo> And I agree with all of the ones you said in the email we could remove
20:57:43 <diablo_rojo> ekhugen_alt,
20:58:34 <ekhugen_alt> okay, we're almost out of time, so any further discussion on this, can we move to email?
20:59:20 <ekhugen_alt> thanks everyone!
20:59:26 <ekhugen_alt> #endmeeting