March 2021 Heroes Update
The Hero AMA will be an internal GitLab event that will allow folks who want to learn more about the GitLab heroes program and members a chance to inquire. There is potential for increase cross collaboration with departments and speaking opportunities. Action item: update the current issue to see who maybe interested before selecting a date. potential date May - June
The goal would be to create guidelines but keeping the growth of the heroes program at the forefront. There seems to be alignment with the steering committee team to instill a few layers of structure including:
- Creating a system and clearer guidelines
- There was a suggestion to have a re-certification process, as folks join the heroes program there is a set length of time from when heroes are active
- Another suggestion is to have a rank system based on contributions or incentivize based on number of contributions
The initial coffee chats have had a decrease in participation, resulting in the cancellation or only 2 participants at a time. Jamie suggested introducing a quarterly invite to the steering committee call to create inclusivity and transparency. Folks are experiencing "virtual event/zoom fatigue." reference Coffee chats documentation
Thank you all for welcoming to the team as the new Evangelism Program manager. I look forward to working with each of you as we continue to grow and build the Heroes program.