Announcing DSF Working Groups
Today we’re announcing some changes to how the DSF gets work done. We want to make it easier for people to contribute meaningfully to the DSF’s mission. Previously, you more or less needed to be a board member to help; now, anyone can join — or form — a working group to further the DSF’s mission.
Our intent is, over time, to move the majority of the day-to-day business of the DSF from the Board down to individual working groups. This’ll accomplish two things: it’ll make it much easier for folks to get involved and help the DSF, and it’ll reduce the current bottleneck where the Board needs to be involved in every decision.
We're tracking all the details — current working groups, info on how to form new ones — in this Github repository. We currently have the following working groups:
- Code of Conduct: handles reports of violations of Django’s Code of Conduct.
- DjangoCon Europe Support: supports the DC.EU organizers.
- Fellowship: manages the operation of the Django Fellowship program.
- Fundraising: coordinates fundraising efforts, particularly around corporate and major donations.
Most of these groups are currently seeking volunteers! See each group’s charter doc linked above for instructions on how to volunteer.
Our next steps are going to be spinning up some new working groups under this structure. We’re planning on three new working groups:
- Event Grants, that’ll oversee our financial support for events.
- Social Media, a working group to step up our presence on social media (including this blog).
If you’d want to join any of these soon-to-be-created groups, contact the board and express your interest.
And if you’ve got ideas for Working Groups not mentioned above, you should propose your own! The best first step there would be to contact the board to get the conversation started.Back to Top