The Buddy System proposed and we implemented likely applies to direct hires and long-term contributors. But I’ve been asked a couple of times how people who voluntarily contribute get a buddy. When do they get a buddy? Do they get a buddy?
We gathered a quick feedback from our last GIVernance call and here’s an outline:
A lot of people come in and poke around but some people are still trying to fit in, once a person has an idea of where they want to contribute, then this should be identified before getting a buddy
The Buddy System should be for fulltime and long-term contributors. Once they get a certain amount of people join a working group - maybe a team buddy call. Doesn’t want to add bandwidth by every volunteer having a buddy from the Giveth core team
Have monthly contributor onboarding (per working group or as a whole (?)) that would mitigate people needing buddies who are voluntary contributors
Your thoughts on how to clarify and establish this process would be absolutely valuable. It would be great to have some clear guidance on this for future voluntary contributors.