Starting a working group

Do you have an idea that you want to work on with people and aren’t sure where to start? A working group is a great way to do that, and we can help you get it started!

What can the Open VoIP Alliance do for you?
We know the struggles of trying to start a project and the things you need to organise around the core of your project to get it up and running. We want to help so you can focus on your goals. This is why we offer help in the form of organizing meetings, taking minutes, hosting project infrastructure (CI/CD pipelines, website, etc.), finding more contributors, or communicating your progress to people outside the working group. We’re excited to help out wherever we can so let us know what you need and we’ll see what we can do!

So how do I start?
Start with the easy stuff, by opening a topic in #projects and explaining what problem you’re trying to solve. Are you starting a project? Do you have a goal in mind that you’d like to accomplish and are you looking for contributors? Try and be as explicit as you can when describing what you’re trying to accomplish. Here are some questions you might want to answer in your post:

What problem are you trying to solve?
What kind of people do you need? (Programmers? Designers? Content writers?)
How often would you like to meet? (Weekly? Monthly?)

If you can’t answer all of these questions yet, don’t let that stop you from posting! We can also help you answer these questions as well.

If you post, tag either @RubenHoms or @AshleyGottula so that we can contact you about next steps.