Connected Devices/Participation/Events/Evaluation

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This document is meant as an initial guide for anyone evaluating Connected Devices events, e.g. Reps Review Board deciding whether to sponsor an event.

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Event Types

There are various types of formats that CD events can take. While this list is not exhaustive, here are some:

  • Hack and Learn
    • Bring a laptop and other necessary devices, and learn by doing
    • QA for MozSpaces crew, with some useful information
  • Ideation / Design Sprints
    • Similar to what we did with our team of volunteers and staff in MozLondon
    • More to come...
  • Project Meetups
    • Groups of people meeting to contribute to CD projects
  • Prototyping Contests

Criteria And Expected Outcomes

  • Event planning requirements
    • What kind of goals do we want for these meetups? Eg, basic hardware programming literacy, or design briefs around a specific set of user research?
    • CD has their own research group for topics they are exploring, and we will sync with them. Other than that, focusing on Innovation is the direction they want us to take.
  • Technology requirements
    • Must be Open Source
    • Does there need to be a connection to Firefox or web platform technologies?
      • We don't see this being a requirement at this point. The general direction we have been receiving from CD leadership is to innovate without being burden by platform requirements.
  • Logistics requirements
    • How to setup and run a good event is outside the scope of this document. However, make sure most of the basics are in place such as: Venue; Event schedule; Awareness of target audience - know the type of people you want to attract to your event; Invite platform, e.g. meetup, eventbrite - does it include an opt-in way to keep the relationship going with attendees, and send follow-up emails?
  • Event outcome requirements
    • Blog post summarizing the event, with photos, links to relevant code repos, and other outputs
    • Ideation / Design workshops - Capture:
      • Ideas
      • Interview responses
      • Storyboards
      • Prototypes