Programs Department Meeting - July 2nd, 2019

By Jaz Parkyn on 2019-07-07 15:53 in Programs

Participants: Jaz Parkyn, Chris Keen, Vikas Pisal

Department Coodinator:

  • All teams were asked to check that the Volunteer Portal is up to date in time for the upcoming elections.
  • Teams were reminded to publish minutes from their monthly team meetings.


  • New exam pricing has been approved by the board.
  • The Did You Know social media campaign is performing well.
  • Development on Shika and the question management and translation component is going well.
  • Plans are being prepared for the migration.

Volunteer Engagement:

  • There was a big discussion about the team's place within the Joomla ecosystem; Jaz and Chris suggested things to help kick-start the team again.
  • It was agreed that Vikas will continue to work on a strategy for the 3 Rs (Recognition, Retention, Recruitment). The document will be discussed at the next meeting to help guide the discussion.
  • Jaz advised that the team needs to attract more volunteers to join its own team before being able to effectively outreach to the community.
  • Jaz also advised that reaching out to advocates in the open source world could be beneficial to the team to help formulate its goals and strategies for recruitment

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