Strategic Vision

This is a strategic vision for Ruby NZ for 2019-2020. We will use this as a guide for the actions we take.

Our charter

  • Foster and support the Ruby programming language, its users, community and ecosystem in New Zealand.
  • Advocate for Open Source in general, and the Ruby programming language in particular.
  • Provide support for Ruby community events.
  • Work with event organisers to ensure the Ruby community and events in New Zealand are safe and welcoming.

This is where we want Ruby NZ to be in 2020.

We want Ruby to be well-respected and continue to be used by organisations in New Zealand.

What does this look like?

  • We understand the pulse of the Ruby community, how Ruby is being used, and what we can do to help organisations continue to use it.
  • We have good partnerships with organisations that teach and use Ruby.

We want to celebrate and support contributions to the open source Ruby ecosystem.

What does this look like?

  • A wide variety of people share their knowledge with the community through talks, blog posts, and discussions.
  • People from the New Zealand community often contribute to big international projects and conferences.

We want Ruby events to be regular, sustainable, and great.

What does this look like?

  • Meetups happen regularly in big cities, and sometimes happen in smaller centres.
  • We support events targeted at people learning to program, people who are considering career changes, and people underrepresented in our community.
  • We have a plan and schedule for larger events.
  • We support event organisers to share the load and draw on knowledge and expertise.

We want to foster a welcoming, diverse, and thriving community.

What does this look like?

  • People who are new to discussions or events feel able to contribute and want to come back.
  • Our community has a more equal gender ratio compared to other open source communities in New Zealand.
  • Our community welcomes people from many different cultural backgrounds, reflecting the diversity and cultural richness of Aotearoa New Zealand.