Secret Snowflake 2019 changing to Global Volunteer Day
EDIT: I changed the body of this issue to reflect what we are doing and why:
Secret Snowflake has run for a few years now at GitLab. We use Lootjestrekken.nl for some gifting ideas, but open to other vendor suggestions or ideas too
This issue is to discuss:
- Choose a date for us to participate in Global Volunteer day or #trashtag
- If we proceed, when will be launching it and announcing it.
- Any iterations on the current process.
I wonder if all participants got a gift last year and whether it was a successful project, I don't have much data on this at all. The previous initiative excluded a lot of team members. The amount of plastic, wrapping paper and gifts that were shipped (including the actual shipping), is not carbon-neutral and whenever we can we should consider becoming more aligned to this.
Once confirmed what we are doing and whether we are doing Secret Snowflake this year:
- Update the handbook with this year's info
- Archive or update #SecretSnowflake slack channel to reflect the new initiative
- Announce it on the Company Call on November 25, 2019.
- Add it to the #company-announcement channel on November 25, 2019 and continue to post reminders for folks to take part.