Yeah, clearer guidelines on how to IRC would have been good. Everyone was
always super helpful when I asked for help, but it really wasn't clear how
much effort to put into keeping up on IRC, or that I needed a bouncer, etc.
We did talk about this some back then and I added a bit of text to the
onboarding template, and someone added a link to the communication section
of the Discovery process page, so a lot of that is there, but not optimally
A quick look at the history shows that Mikhail got an older copy of the
onboarding page that didn't have that info. Hmm.
Software Engineer, Discovery
On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 6:04 PM, Mikhail Popov <mpo...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Hi! This would have been really useful in my first couple of days,
> especially as a person new to both remote teamwork and WMF's heavy use of
> IRC for communication.
> On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 8:20 PM, Dan Garry <dga...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>> On 11 September 2015 at 13:26, Tomasz Finc <tf...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>>> I'd like to hear from some of our newer staff if they would have
>>> benefited if we had this in place. Happy to draft it if we know that
>>> it would have helped on-boarding.
>> Agreed. I was well versed in Wikimedia IRC practices before I joined the
>> team, so it'd be interesting to know whether people we've recently
>> onboarded would've found it useful before we expend the effort to write it.
>> Dan Garry
>> Lead Product Manager, Discovery
>> Wikimedia Foundation
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