Mentor Meeting - Saturday, 2 January 2016 UTC 20:30

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2016-01-02 20:30 - 22:00 UTC
Event type: 
Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

[Meta] Mentor Meeting - Saturday, 2 January, 2016 at UTC 20:30 in Google Hangout.

To find the meeting ping YesCT or another mentor in #drupal-mentoring channel in IRC. See for the calendar.

Mentor Meta meetings are once a month, usually on the first Saturday of the month, at UTC 20:30. These are mentor meetings about mentoring (hence the "meta"), about upcoming events and ongoing Drupal core mentoring efforts.

Do you want to get involved doing mentoring but not sure what to do? Want to help Drupal mentoring be successful? Join us. All help is welcome:

  • people who can help organize us
  • developers to help us with issues that will effect contributor or mentor experience
  • planners to help with events
  • people with different skills who are interested

Share what mentoring successes and challenges you have had.


Meeting Minutes

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Chris (cilefen)
Valery (valthebald)
Lucas (heddn)
David Hernandez (davidhernandez)

DrupalCon Asia

This was not discussed in detail this month.
We did discuss the dates of 8.1.x and there are no problems with the mentored sprint in relation to the dates (in terms of freezes, etc.).
18-21 February, Sprint day is Sunday, 21 February
@todo xjm to email alina, DrupalCon Asia mentors about meeting time / planning on Feb. 6 / Slack invite?

DrupalCon New Orleans

Dates are 9 May - 13 May
Update from Cathy about looking for a new Sprint and Mentoring Lead
planning lead: alimac
communication lead:
workshop lead: realityloop
run room on day lead: global: yesct, local: heddn
booth lead: global: ?, local: joel
(do the orientation): heddn, cilefen
novice issue triage lead: ?

Mentors coming to New Orleans:

xjm (but can't actually mentor....)
valthebald (very likely)
cilefen (very likely)

From Barcelona: were there plans to update the mentoring form to give more information about what mentors should expect, etc? @todo who?
@todo cilefen - Reach out and find local New Orleans mentors and maybe leads
@todo cilefen - Find out or create an IRC channel for new orleans (could be the local meetup IRC)

Documentation check-in

need a summary of points from Mentoring at events (append to the bottom of the doc)
timeline for mentors (and for lead for the room for the day) @todo need someone to take the notes from last meeting and make initial draft docs on d.o. @todo YesCT ask elijah, Xano, lauriii, rachel_norfolk todo this
xjm -- concern from jhodgdon about our recommendation to not use the assigned field in (compare @todo xjm post policy issue, share with contributors) -- the problem of "low-hanging contribution" and how to address contributions that are not helpful
@todo xjm -- DONE - suggestion start to document incidents that happen in the issue queue. What’s the best format for that? Private googledoc? We don’t want to call anyone out, just help them contribute effectively
@todo val - d.o. create or update a page with quality programming resources. (Drupal 8 developing guide, api.d.o D8 front page, phptherightway,, etc). Add an IRC factoid (programming?)

IRC check-in

2-3 people every week
First time people only come once (high bounce rate). Not enough time to start working on the first issue, high starting barrier
Others return one or 2 times, then disappear.
When folks are showing up, they are actually using D8 now. Previously, they were helping out to get it out the door, but not actually using it on real sites.
Difficult to train on programming itself in IRC - recommend redirecting to resources (added as a todo above).

Novice issue triage

(not discussed)

Major issue triage

xjm says still much needed
committers are going to do some soon
val--format is good for DrupalCons, should repeat at future cons

Contrib mentoring

val: does not happen in a regular week
hard to do alone -- needs a maintainer involved
worked well with metatag module mentoring

(not discussed)

Next meeting: Saturday, 6 February, 2015 20:30 UTC