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From "Mattmann, Chris A (398J)" <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Mandatory podling exit interviews
Date Sat, 15 Jun 2013 18:47:16 GMT
+1, I'm with Ross. I'm not keen on mandatory anything but the minimal
necessity to keep the ship and the foundation rolling.

However, knowing Alan, maybe the tools will simply be set up and available
to those that want to use them. Joe put as much in his start at the Bill of


Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

-----Original Message-----
From: Ross Gardler <>
Reply-To: "" <>
Date: Saturday, June 15, 2013 10:18 AM
To: general <>
Subject: Re: [PROPOSAL] Mandatory podling exit interviews

>I'm not keen on this one. I don't like surveys and I don't like mandatory
>activities for volunteers.
>However, a pro-active invitation to feedback on experiences at any time
>during incubation or shortly after would be good. Even better would be
>recruiting more valuable people from podlings as mentors.
>Sent from a mobile device, please excuse mistakes and brevity
>On 15 Jun 2013 16:48, "Alan Cabrera" <> wrote:
>> Problem: we seem to have unclear and conflicting ideas as to what the
>> areas of improvement are for the Incubator.
>> Cause: we have no concrete, anonymized, information on what the
>> experiences were during incubation.
>> Solution: require all podlings to submit anonymous exit interviews as
>> of the graduation requirements.  These exit interviews will be suitably
>> scrubbed and organized by the Incubator Ombudsman; see next proposal.
>> Regards,
>> Alan
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