Work Out Loud: March 21-25

Hi everyone! :wave: I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and is having a great week so far. :raised_hands:

This Week’s Featured Tweet:

This tweet from Joel Male, Managing Director at Pixel, gets at the heart of what the open source community is all about. Anyone from anywhere can make a contribution. :yellow_heart: What’s a recent open source contribution you’ve made? Share below in the comments and a link if applicable, so others can contribute to the project you worked on if they’re able to.

Now, let’s get right to it! For those of you who are new here: Work Out Loud is a weekly opportunity to share what we’re working on, who we’re meeting with, and what we’re doing in our free time. There are no rules here—share whatever you’d like!

Welcome New Members!
Welcome to our newest community members: @mansirana, @andrewwilliams, @dax, and @gjramos87. We’re so excited to have you here! You’re cordially invited to participate in our Work Out Loud thread, this week and every week. :grinning: Let us know where in the world you are! :world_map:

This Week, I Am…
:bulb: So, one thing @katie.richards and I have been busy doing these past few months is looking into community platforms that would allow us to more effectively manage and scale our Heroes Advocacy Program. We’re starting to meet with Heroes for 1:1s this week (but also providing folx with the option of submitting feedback via a survey), which will greatly inform our decision-making process and ensure the new platform works for our Heroes as much as it will work for us!

:broom: Working with @McKennaR on revamping our Community Forum! We’re going to map out what features make a successful forum and what our ideal forum experience looks like. We’re excited to improve the user experience here, so more people can find value in our forum!

What I am Most Excited About…
​​🤓 Looking forward to catching up on some reading and LinkedIn Learning this week!

Your turn! See below for a few questions to get you started, and feel free to share as little or as much as you’d like. :point_down:

  • What are you working on this week?
  • Do you have any recent big wins you want to share?
  • What are you learning and/or reading right now?
  • Is there anything our community can help you with?

This week, I’m nominating @benbridge, @fitmiss77, @vincent, @bburch2000, and @ominict (but really, anyone can participate!) to share! Feel free to chime in by clicking “Reply” below, and then, nominate others. :open_hands: