Re: the old fellowship program, was Wow, we're famous

Fernando Gont <> Fri, 16 April 2021 06:06 UTC

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Subject: Re: the old fellowship program, was Wow, we're famous
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On 15/4/21 11:06, Salz, Rich wrote:
>>     I am more and more convinced that, instead on counting on some centralized way to attract new people and then get complaints when they do not stay, maybe there is a better way would permit to achieve our goal in a more distributed way.  I do not think that group mentorship for the IETF is working -- I tried at a previous company, and none of the mentorees are still participating, so that's not the way.
> One idea I had, which I mentioned to Lars when we chatted after the Nomcom selections, was an "invite a friend" program. If you come to the IETF, and you "sponsor" a colleague, then they get reduced/free admission. Of course, all sorts of details to be worked out there.  But I hoped it could encourage distributed diversity. 

Please define diversity. If by diversity you mean "some new face from a 
popular company, from one of the usual countries", maybe we have a 
different understanding on what diversity means.

Fernando Gont
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