Over the last few months, the Engagement Team has done some restructuring and we wanted to share our updates with you!
As a reminder, the Engagement Team facilitates communication between users, contributors, partners, and anyone else who might be interested in the GNOME project. This includes working on projects like GNOME’s social media and news channels, as well as conference and event organization. During our restructuring, we coordinated our priorities for 2021-2022, which you can read more about here: https://gitlab.gnome.org/Teams/Engagement/General/-/wikis/home. From there we identified five main areas within the Engagement Team and have assigned each a lead coordinator. Going forward these subgroups will have regular working group meetings that are open to everyone.
We implemented this new initiative for many reasons, the main being to provide more transparency on our projects, and to make it easier for more contributors from all over our community to join Engagement Team projects. We hope that having clear priorities and project leads with regular working group meetings will be more accessible to new contributors and help them easily find a project they’re interested in.
These are our five new subgroups:
- Social Media: responsible for maintaining all GNOME social channels
- Fundraising: works on grant applications and Foundation fundraising efforts
- Events and Conferences: plans and coordinates GNOME events, including GUADEC
- Onboarding: building a manageable and scalable onboarding system
- Graphic Design: supports all Foundation and Engagement projects with graphic design work
If you would like to join us or if you are interested to know more of what we do please do not hesitate to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or reply to our discourse thread: https://discourse.gnome.org/t/engagement-team-working-groups/4379