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- Apr 20 2017, 9:24 AM (30 w, 1 d)
Fri, Nov 3
- 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?
- 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?
- Maastricht, The Netherlands (more probably) or Nicosia, Cyprus (less probably)
- Rather flexible after November, would prefer not in the weeks before and after FOSDEM.
- 2-3 days should be fine
Tue, Oct 31
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. =)
Sun, Oct 29
Mon, Oct 23
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. =)
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.
Fri, Oct 20
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.
Wed, Oct 18
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.
Here are some further thoughts I've made on this:
@navarromorales Mentoring is indeed a very important aspect of improving the contribution process and it can help solving issues like the ones you describe.
Oct 3 2017
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.
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 2 2017
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:
This related proposal was also made, but it is more specific to bugzilla and coders:
I guess the two could merge in the process of discussion.
Aug 21 2017
+1 on emphasizing collaboration and togetherness. How about adding "digital" to it to align with the vision?
Jul 28 2017
This appeared on Dot a couple of days ago: https://dot.kde.org/2017/07/25/plasmas-vision
May 9 2017
I came across two articles on Authentic Marketing and User Generated Content that are probably good to take into consideration:
Apr 30 2017
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.
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 29 2017
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.
Lots of good suggestions here.
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.
This is really interesting, thanks for sharing Lydia!
Apr 23 2017
+1 in regular meetings and a dedicated communication channel. Looking forward to meeting everyone! =)