Stream: ctcft

Topic: social hour 2021-06-21


nikomatsakis (Jun 17 2021 at 20:12, on Zulip):

We will have a "social hour" at today's CTCFT! Post ideas for breakout rooms here!

Jane Lusby (Jun 17 2021 at 20:15, on Zulip):

I wanna make a breakout room focused on writing mentor instructions for help-wanted issues and hanging out in general

Doc Jones (Jun 18 2021 at 12:38, on Zulip):

The Meetups that I've attended who use breakout rooms this way create enough rooms so that a small group can introduce themselves to each other and socialize/chat. Attendees are then randomly assigned to rooms. Depending on the amount of time available, organizers might bring the full group back together and then send them out to rooms again. The idea is that being randomly assigned they will meet different people.

A second model I've participated in assigns either a purpose or an individual to each room and then attendees decide which room to join based upon what or who is the focus. For example, a virtual hiring event will have one company represented in each room and then attendees join based upon who they want to talk to about jobs. Alternatively, people will choose a topic to represent the breakout room and attendees join based upon what topics they wish to discussion as a group. There's no presenter/leader. There is a group chat based upon the selected topic.

There are obviously many ways to organize this, but these are the ones I've experienced.

nikomatsakis (Jun 18 2021 at 17:43, on Zulip):

Sean Chen (he/him) said:

A great icebreaker question I got asked in a group setting recently was "what's your favorite sensation?" That yielded a lot of really interesting and varied answers from people.

nikomatsakis (Jun 18 2021 at 17:43, on Zulip):

Easy icebreaker idea: "What are you doing with Rust" (too easy?)

nikomatsakis (Jun 18 2021 at 17:44, on Zulip):

"Favorite unstable feature and why"

Sean Chen (he/him) (Jun 18 2021 at 17:46, on Zulip):

One I've used specifically for Rust groups is "what's your favorite crate?"

Jane Lusby (Jun 19 2021 at 00:30, on Zulip):

Jane Lusby said:

I wanna make a breakout room focused on writing mentor instructions for help-wanted issues and hanging out in general

I've changed my mind and I think I might want to make my breakout room be for talking about the new error handling experiment crate I'm working on for the error handling project group: github.com/yaahc/trial-and-error/

Josh Triplett (Jun 22 2021 at 01:31, on Zulip):

nikomatsakis said:

"Favorite unstable feature and why"

Related: "what would it take to get that feature stabilized"

Last update: Jul 29 2021 at 20:30UTC