Student Spotlight: Education Program Community Engagement
- Provide opportunity for students using GitLab for Education licenses to feature their projects
- Begin to engage and connect with students using a GitLab for Education License
- Begin to collect case study/project examples to feature for other institutions interested in or using GitLab for Education
- Blog post is published and shared with EDU and GitLab community
- Students submit Google forum with contact information, school affiliation, and link to their GitLab project
- Christina and Samantha review submissions and reach out to students for involvement
- Christina and Samantha host zoom 'interviews' with students to introduce/explain their project and university application of their GitLab license
- Interviews are shared on GitLab Unfiltered and featured/linked to from the EDU page
- Blog Post Announcement and Invitation
- Google Forum for information collection
- Webpage section for links/features
- Scaffold blog content
- Define clear action steps
- Draft blog post content
- Post review by Christina
- Create Google Forum
- Document process for reviewing forum submissions
- Add review process to handbook
- Open social support issue for coverage after blog post live dates are decided
- Set up Zap to slack/zendesk to track new submissions
- Merge blog post
- Work with Christina to define how/where these projects will be featured
- Work with Christina to define if/how we can use contact information from students to keep them engaged
- Update EDU announcement
Application Review Process
- Applicant submits the Google form by August 30th 2020
- Christina and Samantha review and approve applicants from the Google Form responses sheet
- Samantha will send email to approved applicants with Calendly link to schedule an interview time and interview questions.
- Christina and Samantha will host recorded interviews via Zoom.
- Samantha will send follow up email to participants thanking them for their participation, linking to their featured project on GitLab Unfiltered/GitLab.com, and including a GitLab Community Swag giveaway link.
Key Blog Post Content:
Part 1: Call to Action
- 'Calling all Students, Professors, and Education communities using GitLab for Education- Join our Student Spotlight program and have your work featured on GitLab.com!'
- Let us know how you're using GitLab for Education!
Part 2: Purpose of the CTA
- Purpose of the Student Spotlight program:
- We want to know about how students and educators are using GitLab for Education licenses.
- We want to highlight amazing projects as inspiration for other users. Some great examples would be using GitLab to host your own blog or portfolio, using GitLab for a coding project, using GitLab to manage a student club..
- We want to connect and build relationships with people already using GitLab for Education
- Who Qualifies: Students, professors, and education leaders who are currently using GitLab for Education licenses
- Selected projects will be featured via a video recorded interview with the students/professors involved. Interviews and project links will be featured on GitLab Unfiltered and the GitLab for Education main page
Part 3: Overview of the Education Program
- Outline purpose of the program
- Highlight number of current universities and seats
- Link to the application page
Part 4: Action Steps
- Submit the Google Form to apply to be featured in the Student Spotlight
- Projects reviewed by Community Relations team
- Christina or Samantha will host X minute recorded video interviews with participants to highlight their projects
- Interviews will be uploaded to GitLab Unfiltered and featured on the GitLab for Education page