[OpenStack Foundation] [Diversity] re: Diversity Workgroup APAC 2015-08-27
Barrett, Carol L
carol.l.barrett at intel.com
Tue Sep 29 18:18:58 UTC 2015
Lauren – I’ll look for some examples for questions #5 and #6 and send along.
Do you have an idea of when we’ll have access to the survey data? Ideally before Tokyo.
From: Lauren Sell [mailto:lauren at openstack.org]
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2015 8:47 PM
To: Roland Chan
Cc: Foundation at lists.openstack.org
Subject: Re: [OpenStack Foundation] [Diversity] re: Diversity Workgroup APAC 2015-08-27
I set up the survey in surveymonkey based on the draft from the diversity working group.
Please review and provide any feedback before the Foundation staff helps distribute the survey this week:
A couple of comments:
- I did not include the question asking respondents to specify Technical Committee / Board / Foundation Staff, because it would be too easy to tie answers back to a specific person (i.e. there is one woman on the technical committee and one person who lives in Ireland on the board). Happy to discuss further, but if we want to do something along these lines, perhaps we just say just ask whether or not they are an ATC?
- I went ahead and aligned the responses to the gender question #4 with how we’ve historically gathered that data
- I think questions #5 and 6 could also benefit from structured responses to help analyze the data, but I’m not sure where to get a “standard” list. Of course, we would provide the options “prefer not to say” and “let me tell you”
- I took a stab at adding some reference points for question #9, but am open to feedback here. The 1-10 response seemed pretty subjective
Finally, what do you think about including some kind of satisfaction question, such as how satisfied / included / influential they feel working in the community? It might be interesting to correlate that feedback with the data.
Ideally, we’d like to lock and begin promoting the survey in the next two days, because the diversity working group wants to gather responses around October 14th.
On Sep 17, 2015, at 6:26 PM, Roland Chan <roland at aptira.com<mailto:roland at aptira.com>> wrote:
I'm actually interested in subjective answers to this question. That is:
Does the respondent feel that they are (not) engaged?
Having said that, now that we're adopting a census-like approach, it makes sense to ask the respondent for more detail about their "position" in the community (ATC, PTL, TC etc). I will add those questions, thanks for pushing me to it.
On Thu, 17 Sep 2015 at 13:29 Eoghan Glynn <eglynn at redhat.com<mailto:eglynn at redhat.com>> wrote:
> I'm working with Lauren on the distribution of the survey, and with the
> i18n people on translation. I'm targeting sending out in w/c 27/9, so I
> would want to wrap up any changes early next week. Allowing for thinking
> time and discussion, feedback by the end of this week would be best.
In addition to my previous feedback on the religion and educational
attainment, I would also recommend changing this question:
"Please rate your level of engagement with, or participation in, the
to avoid a 1-10 scale in the answer, since it's not grounded and is too
subjective (one person's 6 is another person's 9).
Instead I'd recommend anchoring the question in well-defined categories,
e.g. as suggested up-thread:
Involvement in OpenStack (tick all that apply):
* do you hold an elected position in the governance structure of OpenStack?
(Foundation board member, TC member, and/or PTL)
* are you a core reviewer on an OpenStack project?
* were you an Active Technical Contributor over the Liberty release cycle?
* were you an Active Technical Contributor over any prior release cycle?
* have you attended one or more OpenStack summits?
* is working on OpenStack your fulltime job?
(either in the community or in an internally-facing role)
* ... etc.
> On Thu, 17 Sep 2015 at 02:19 Barrett, Carol L <carol.l.barrett at intel.com<mailto:carol.l.barrett at intel.com>>
> > Roland – When is the deadline for comments?
> > Thanks
> > Carol
> > *From:* Roland Chan [mailto:roland at aptira.com<mailto:roland at aptira.com>]
> > *Sent:* Tuesday, September 15, 2015 5:09 PM
> > *To:* Geoff O'Callaghan; Rochelle Grober
> > *Cc:* Foundation at lists.openstack.org<mailto:Foundation at lists.openstack.org>
> > *Subject:* Re: [OpenStack Foundation] [Diversity] re: Diversity Workgroup
> > APAC 2015-08-27
> > That is the Next Step, at least as far as the work plan for the group is
> > concerned.
> > We're establishing a baseline view of the community. From that we may
> > learn new things about the community that change our focus areas (or not)
> > at which point we can start thinking about what to actually do.
> > Hopefully we can garner input on what we can do through forums like this,
> > sessions at the summit etc.
> > Roland.
> > On Mon, 14 Sep 2015 at 19:41 Geoff O'Callaghan <geoffocallaghan at gmail.com<mailto:geoffocallaghan at gmail.com>>
> > wrote:
> > On 12/09/2015 8:44 AM, "Rochelle Grober" <rochelle.grober at huawei.com<mailto:rochelle.grober at huawei.com>>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > Thank you Roland, for doing this.
> > >
> > +1 as well from me.
> > The way i see a diverse community is we cater for people's ability to
> > contribute to openstack. Its not really a platform for anything beyond
> > that.
> > So to me the questions should focus on what we can do as a community to
> > encourage people to participate and perhaps that is as complex as the
> > questions need to be.
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