So you want to organise a #WhatisResearchOps workshop? Here’s how.
The #WhatisResearchOps global workshops and research initiative has grown to include 24 cities in 12 countries, and it’s taken on a life of its own. We’re now seeing people organise workshops almost independently of the community. Which is great! — we love enthusiasm — but we’d also love you to be a part of the wider team. So here’s more about that.
We’ve realised that as we’ve grown (we’re now 700+ members) we need to get better at communicating what we’re doing and how things work. #WhatisResearchOps is a global research effort with 12 thinkers and 27 organisers putting significant voluntary time and energy into making things happen. As a team, we’ve produced a guide for workshop organisers. If you want to organise a workshop, it‘ll give you lots of information about what that means.
And if you like what you see in the guide, here’s your next steps…
- First, get in touch with TeamReOps on Twitter or me, Kate, on Twitter or on Slack.
- We’ll arrange a short chat, just to say hello, find out what you’ve got in mind, and introduce you to the workshop guide and Trello analysis template.
- I’ll add you to the private #workshop-organisers channel on Slack and, once you’re sure you’re going ahead, to the list of countries taking part globally.
- You’ll be invited to take part in remote, global Q&A calls, and be able to share input on anything we produce and how things go down.
- If you want to be included in the global analysis, you’ll need to run your workshop by the end of June 2018.
The assets you’ll have access to
- Support of TeamReOps (a core team of 12) and 27 organisers all helping each other get stuff done and troubleshoot.
- A complete guide (and a template) for how to run a #WhatisResearchOps workshop. The guide has been developed by TeamReOps with feedback from organisers.
- Access to a Trello board so that you can submit workshop results to TeamReOps and be a part of the global analysis.
- Your workshop results will be part of the global research results and the assets we produce as a result.
- The assets will be shared with everyone, everywhere. It’s all open-source. As an organiser, you’ll be able to present your workshop results and the global results wherever you like. We’d love you to do that.
- You’ll be part of a fast-growing global community of people making a change in how research happens.
Not up for organising? Here’s how to take part anyway.
If you want to take part in a workshop and you’re not sure how, here’s a complete list of workshops taking place around the globe. Get in touch with your local organiser via the ResearchOps Community Slack.
If a workshop’s not happening in your city, there’s one of four options: 1. get one together yourself 2. convince someone else to do it! 3. get yourself to a city where a workshop is happening 4. we’re thinking about running a remote session or two; if that sounds interesting, let me know.