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Fri, Nov 3

neofytosk added a comment to T7318: Promo Sprint: Topics.
  1. Linking any possible goals with KDE's community actions.
    • What behaviors of community members would be beneficial for KDE and how can we promote and enable them?
    • How can we turn a large yet passive audience into active promoters and contributors?
  2. Consider promoting and reaching out to other organizations/projects/companies and assess any possible partnerships. Can we get:
    • hardware businesses to ship KDE's products by default?
    • organizations to switch to KDE's software solutions?
Fri, Nov 3, 7:53 PM · KDE Promo
neofytosk added a comment to T7317: Promo Sprint: Time and Place.
  1. Maastricht, The Netherlands (more probably) or Nicosia, Cyprus (less probably)
  2. Rather flexible after November, would prefer not in the weeks before and after FOSDEM.
  3. 2-3 days should be fine
Fri, Nov 3, 7:48 PM · KDE Promo

Tue, Oct 31

neofytosk updated the task description for T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Tue, Oct 31, 12:22 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk updated the task description for T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Tue, Oct 31, 12:20 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a comment to T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.

The ambitious goal here is to improve the onboarding process for all types of contributors. If we succeed, everyone interested in contributing to KDE should have a clear and supportive path to follow. Of course coders are at the heart of KDE and what it does and lots of this work will inevitably go into that. But the way I see it, "making it easy to build something and patch it" should be the case/aim for all types of contributions. =)

Tue, Oct 31, 12:17 PM · Goal settings 2017

Sun, Oct 29

neofytosk updated the task description for T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Sun, Oct 29, 9:53 PM · Goal settings 2017

Mon, Oct 23

neofytosk added a comment to T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.

Lots of great suggestions here, I will try to add the ideas from the comments and the video asap. Of course, feel free to edit the initial post directly and include them yourself. =)

Mon, Oct 23, 11:26 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a comment to T6875: More Power-Users => More Users.

@neofytosk, These are good ideas to overcome these problems. Do you think we should now try and approach people that already upload videos/tutorials in order to see if they're interested in this project? Or should we wait for the final vote?

On one hand, having people with these skills interested in contributing could potentially increase the chances of this proposal being voted. But I would be careful in explaining that the voting is still pending.

Mon, Oct 23, 11:13 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk updated the task description for T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Mon, Oct 23, 11:05 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk updated the task description for T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Mon, Oct 23, 4:11 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk merged task T6832: Improve contribution process for new users into T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Mon, Oct 23, 4:07 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk merged T6832: Improve contribution process for new users into T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Mon, Oct 23, 4:07 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk updated the task description for T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Mon, Oct 23, 4:06 PM · Goal settings 2017

Fri, Oct 20

neofytosk added a comment to T6832: Improve contribution process for new users.

Yup, totally agree with merging as these two obviously overlap. Am just not sure if and how merging can be done through phabricator without all the current comments being lost.

Fri, Oct 20, 1:11 AM · Goal settings 2017

Wed, Oct 18

neofytosk added a comment to T6875: More Power-Users => More Users.

I would like to add a link to a sort-of course/introduction to Plasma made by BigDaddyLinux's on Youtube. Maybe we can learn something from that. His videos helped me when I first started working with Plasma. He has made a lot of video dedicated to different parts of Plasma desktop - Dolphin, System settings, Window management, Keyboard shortcuts, etc.
Here is a link to the videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbKR0OXmf-fg-olEJLukx6ytKN2CkVDjZ
I think we should either try to improve on that work or add more software as you suggested (Krita, Digikam, Okular, kdenlive, coding with Qt/frameworks, etc.)
And of course concentrate all of this knowledge in one place and make it KDE official. We can put it in Youtube also, but it should be under the same 'user'. So that people will be able to find it all in one place.

These are indeed educational videos, thanks for sharing. And yes, that is the idea, have all these under the KDE umbrella.

What worries me a bit, is that the software sometimes changes so rapidly that the current version might look different from that which is shown on our videos. For that matter, the real-world courses are always up-to-date, But they too have drawback as they are constrained by time and space (which the online courses don't). Anyway our most important goal is increasing the number of power-users no matter how.

Yes, for videos it is kind of an issue redoing the whole thing once something changes. Annotations could be inserted though to inform people of minor changes. And perhaps the videos could be reviewed periodically to check they are still relevant.

Wed, Oct 18, 9:51 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a comment to T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.

Here are some further thoughts I've made on this:

Wed, Oct 18, 9:41 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a comment to T6832: Improve contribution process for new users.

@navarromorales Mentoring is indeed a very important aspect of improving the contribution process and it can help solving issues like the ones you describe.

Wed, Oct 18, 9:29 PM · Goal settings 2017

Oct 3 2017

neofytosk updated the task description for T6875: More Power-Users => More Users.
Oct 3 2017, 9:07 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a comment to T6875: More Power-Users => More Users.

What about the possibility of offering these courses online the way Coursera/Edx do it? This way everything can be accessible always by people across the world.

Oct 3 2017, 9:03 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk updated the task description for T7050: Privacy Software.
Oct 3 2017, 7:39 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a comment to T6895: Making KDE software the #1 choice for research and academia.

I wonder if KDE people working on projects related to R&A are aware of this proposal. It would be great to hear their opinion. Can we get them involved?

Oct 3 2017, 7:30 PM · Goal settings 2017

Oct 2 2017

neofytosk added a comment to T6832: Improve contribution process for new users.

I was working in parallel in this proposal I just submitted, my suggestion is about a more overarching effort relating to the onboarding of new contributors:
https://phabricator.kde.org/T7116

Oct 2 2017, 12:49 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a comment to T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.

This related proposal was also made, but it is more specific to bugzilla and coders:
https://phabricator.kde.org/T6832
I guess the two could merge in the process of discussion.

Oct 2 2017, 12:43 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk created T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Oct 2 2017, 12:40 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a watcher for Goal settings 2017: neofytosk.
Oct 2 2017, 12:35 PM

Aug 21 2017

neofytosk added a comment to T6842: Kde.org overhaul.

+1 on emphasizing collaboration and togetherness. How about adding "digital" to it to align with the vision?

Aug 21 2017, 11:47 PM · KDE e.V., KDE Promo

Jul 28 2017

neofytosk added a comment to T6522: [Content] Plasma Vision Dot Story.

This appeared on Dot a couple of days ago: https://dot.kde.org/2017/07/25/plasmas-vision

Jul 28 2017, 2:40 PM · Plasma, KDE Promo

May 9 2017

neofytosk added a comment to T5781: [Planning] Long term plan.

I came across two articles on Authentic Marketing and User Generated Content that are probably good to take into consideration:
https://www.tintup.com/blog/authentic-marketing/
https://www.tintup.com/blog/user-generated-content-definition/

May 9 2017, 5:19 PM · KDE Promo

Apr 30 2017

neofytosk added a comment to T5741: [Planning] analysis of current state of KDE promo.

Outreach to press, partners, distributions...

Apr 30 2017, 10:13 PM · KDE Promo
neofytosk added a comment to T5781: [Planning] Long term plan.

Yup, there are definitely overlaps and connections. This path makes total sense, but I have my doubts about it being set this clearly and things being as straightforward.

Apr 30 2017, 10:10 PM · KDE Promo
neofytosk added a comment to T5973: [Policy] Tweeting/posting guidelines for virality.

The problem I see in click baiting is when the content doesn't correspond to the title or fails to deliver and we should definitely avoid that. But most of the things mentioned in the pdf indeed work, so it's good to have them in mind when posting.

Apr 30 2017, 9:05 PM · KDE Promo

Apr 29 2017

neofytosk added a comment to T5781: [Planning] Long term plan.

A clearly defined strategy for the marketing and kde-promo actions is essential in order for our efforts to be beneficial for KDE and its products so am looking forward to seeing this developing.

Apr 29 2017, 10:58 PM · KDE Promo
neofytosk added a comment to T5969: [Content] Brainstorm topics.

Lots of good suggestions here.

Apr 29 2017, 10:38 PM · KDE Promo
neofytosk added a comment to T5974: [Policy] Tweeting/posting guidelines for appropriateness.

Inspiration can be drawn from KDE's code of conduct. I regularly point users to it, since I find it a useful resource of simple yet effective guidelines.

Apr 29 2017, 10:22 PM · KDE Promo
neofytosk added a comment to T5891: audience maps for KDE and KDE e.V..

This is really interesting, thanks for sharing Lydia!

Apr 29 2017, 9:51 AM · KDE e.V., KDE Promo

Apr 23 2017

neofytosk added a comment to T5938: [Planning] Organize regular meetings with marketing/promo team.

+1 in regular meetings and a dedicated communication channel. Looking forward to meeting everyone! =)

Apr 23 2017, 11:31 PM · KDE Promo

Apr 20 2017

neofytosk added a member for KDE Promo: neofytosk.
Apr 20 2017, 9:27 AM
neofytosk added a watcher for KDE Promo: neofytosk.
Apr 20 2017, 9:26 AM