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I proposed and now coordinate the "Streamlined Onboarding" goal for the KDE community and I'm also a member of the Promo team.

Recent Activity

Sun, Nov 25

neofytosk updated subscribers of T8686: Junior Jobs.

FYI, I've asked @bcooksley and he was kind enough to create the workboard immediately, so everyone can now easily view all the pending junior jobs.

Sun, Nov 25, 6:40 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a comment to T9729: Sprint for Plasma Mobile .
In T9729#167975, @bshah wrote:

No I mean, well, the dates you have on the poll, we have requested, exactly those dates to Endocode (4-9). So I wonder if we need poll at all :)

Sun, Nov 25, 4:57 PM · Plasma: Mobile

Sun, Nov 18

neofytosk added a comment to T9142: Update userbase.kde.org and remove outdated information .

I'm also thinking about writing a blog post, about how contributing to the wiki is an easy first contribution (was for me) and how people can also help. Opinion?

Do it and let us know when it's out! =) It's a great way to publicize this task, share your experience and hopefully inspire new people.

Sun, Nov 18, 12:02 PM · Documentation, KDE Promo
neofytosk added a comment to T9729: Sprint for Plasma Mobile .

Great to see the interest for this sprint increasing!

Sun, Nov 18, 11:52 AM · Plasma: Mobile

Nov 3 2018

neofytosk added a comment to T9729: Sprint for Plasma Mobile .

Judging from the responses so far, it seems like a good candidate would be Berlin/Germany, the week before or after FOSDEM.

Nov 3 2018, 4:46 PM · Plasma: Mobile

Oct 20 2018

neofytosk added a comment to T8686: Junior Jobs.

We now have a Junior Job board !
https://phabricator.kde.org/project/view/294/

Oct 20 2018, 8:49 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a watcher for Junior Jobs: neofytosk.
Oct 20 2018, 8:46 PM

Oct 7 2018

neofytosk added a comment to T8712: Forming a welcome team to guide newcomers.

Hi @bdhruve , before responding to your suggestions, I would like to be sure if you are referring to this guide: https://community.kde.org/Plasma/DeveloperGuide

Oct 7 2018, 8:20 PM · Goal settings 2017

Sep 30 2018

neofytosk updated the task description for T9776: Redesigning the Get Involved webpage.
Sep 30 2018, 7:56 PM
neofytosk added a parent task for T9776: Redesigning the Get Involved webpage: T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Sep 30 2018, 7:53 PM
neofytosk added a subtask for T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors: T9776: Redesigning the Get Involved webpage.
Sep 30 2018, 7:53 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk updated the task description for T9776: Redesigning the Get Involved webpage.
Sep 30 2018, 7:30 PM
neofytosk triaged T9776: Redesigning the Get Involved webpage as Normal priority.
Sep 30 2018, 7:30 PM
neofytosk added a comment to T8623: sprint for onboarding goal.

Ι sent a reminder around a week ago to the people I've been in talks with here in Athens to see if they can provide the place after all but I haven't received any answer yet, other than the acknowledgement that they are indeed late to respond.

Sep 30 2018, 6:49 PM · Goal settings 2017

Sep 25 2018

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

Hey @neofytosk, you can cross off all of the Bugzilla stuff. We've completed those items in the T6832 subtask.

Done, thanks for your work @acrouthamel!

Sep 25 2018, 7:46 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk updated the task description for T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Sep 25 2018, 7:45 PM · Goal settings 2017
acrouthamel awarded T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors a Party Time token.
Sep 25 2018, 2:05 PM · Goal settings 2017

Sep 23 2018

neofytosk triaged T9729: Sprint for Plasma Mobile as Normal priority.
Sep 23 2018, 8:38 PM · Plasma: Mobile

Sep 12 2018

neofytosk added a comment to T8713: Finding a mentor for each newcomer.

A good next step might be creating a formal Phabricator group for this, to which people could add themselves. Then for example we could document that new contributors should add the group as a reviewer for their first patches, which could help make sure that those critical first patches don't get lost and always have someone available who can help. Thoughts?

Sep 12 2018, 1:45 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a comment to T8712: Forming a welcome team to guide newcomers.

@ngraham are you suggesting to form a group for mentors on Phabricator? If yes, I have some suggestions on that, but we should probably continue this discussion on T8713. Let me know and I'll post my comments there.

Sep 12 2018, 1:42 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a comment to T8711: Gathering feedback from newcomers on the current onboarding experience.

Thank you so much for taking the time to respond here @acrouthamel . Hopefully as we gather more responses we will be able distinguish some common themes among newcomers' feedback.

Sep 12 2018, 1:07 PM · Goal settings 2017

Sep 10 2018

neofytosk added a comment to T9243: Help the KDE PIM team with content for the new Kontact website.

There's a minor typo in the drop down "Kontact" menu on the top bar, Akregator is misspelled as Akreagtor.

Sep 10 2018, 3:57 PM · KDE Promo
neofytosk added a comment to T9468: Develop Social Media Access Policy.

Sorry to derail the discussion, but I have another question: would it make sense to include something like "post approval rules" in this policy?

Meaning, define some rules for how a person with social media access should approach the whole Promo team with an idea to post something. For example, specify how many other team members need to approve the post, or how long to wait for feedback before going forward and posting something. Or is this just nitpicking and unnecessarily complicating everything? 😅

I'm only asking because I don't think we have it defined anywhere, but on the other hand, maybe it doesn't need to be so strictly defined. So I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Sep 10 2018, 3:14 PM · KDE Promo
neofytosk edited parent tasks for T8713: Finding a mentor for each newcomer, added: T8712: Forming a welcome team to guide newcomers; removed: T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Sep 10 2018, 2:46 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk removed a subtask for T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors: T8713: Finding a mentor for each newcomer.
Sep 10 2018, 2:46 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a subtask for T8712: Forming a welcome team to guide newcomers: T8713: Finding a mentor for each newcomer.
Sep 10 2018, 2:46 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a comment to T8713: Finding a mentor for each newcomer.

I like this, but I feel this should be merged into T8712. The welcome team would make this one of their steps for on-boarding a newcomer.

This is indeed a good idea, I added it as a subtask of T8712.

Sep 10 2018, 2:45 PM · Goal settings 2017

Aug 7 2018

neofytosk updated the task description for T8623: sprint for onboarding goal.
Aug 7 2018, 10:09 AM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a comment to T8623: sprint for onboarding goal.

Hi @dkazakov, it's great that you are interested and I'm sure your experience would be valuable.

Aug 7 2018, 10:07 AM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a comment to T9273: Announcement text for the Applications 18.08 release.

Unfortunately I can't help this time, but here's the announcement for Applications 18.04 that can be used as a template for the structure:
https://www.kde.org/announcements/announce-applications-18.04.0.php

Aug 7 2018, 9:58 AM · KDE Promo, KDE Applications

Aug 2 2018

neofytosk added a comment to T8623: sprint for onboarding goal.

Thanks for responding everyone!

Aug 2 2018, 10:02 AM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a comment to T8484: Making settting up a development environment quick and easy.

Thanks @obogdan! I've reserved a spot for this objective on Tuesday 14th. What time are you leaving? It would be great if you were around.

Aug 2 2018, 9:59 AM

Jul 25 2018

neofytosk updated the task description for T9066: Akademy 2018: Promo BoF.
Jul 25 2018, 2:48 PM · KDE Promo
neofytosk created T9271: Attracting and Onboarding contributors from downstream distributions.
Jul 25 2018, 12:53 PM · Goal settings 2017

Jul 21 2018

neofytosk added a comment to T9064: Schedule for back of badge.

Here's a more complete attempt:

Jul 21 2018, 8:18 AM · VDG, KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2018)

Jul 20 2018

neofytosk claimed T9064: Schedule for back of badge.
Jul 20 2018, 7:45 PM · VDG, KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2018)
neofytosk added a comment to T9064: Schedule for back of badge.

Good to know, I had tried also with 15min slots but iirc there are events that start or end at time-frames such as XX:50, so that was an issue if we were going for accuracy.

Jul 20 2018, 2:37 PM · VDG, KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2018)
neofytosk removed a parent task for T9064: Schedule for back of badge: Unknown Object (Maniphest Task).
Jul 20 2018, 2:23 PM · VDG, KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2018)
neofytosk added a subtask for T7836: Akademy 2018 Promo: T9064: Schedule for back of badge.
Jul 20 2018, 2:23 PM · KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2018)
neofytosk added a parent task for T9064: Schedule for back of badge: T7836: Akademy 2018 Promo.
Jul 20 2018, 2:23 PM · VDG, KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2018)

Jul 18 2018

neofytosk added a comment to T9064: Schedule for back of badge.

I had a quick go at this on LibreOffice Writer using a table, but to fit the 5min time-slots between 0830 and 1900 on an A5 page in landscape mode, the letters need to be 2.5 in size, which means really tiny. Would that work? Here's a draft sample.

Jul 18 2018, 2:25 PM · VDG, KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2018)
neofytosk added a comment to M132: Plasma Mobile Clock.

I suggest using a 24h format for the clock to correspond to international standards. For the timezones, I would just use an indication of the time in UTC next to the city, for example, Berlin: UTC+2.

Jul 18 2018, 10:29 AM · VDG, Plasma: Mobile
neofytosk added a comment to T9095: Update contact information on announcement pages.

I suggest sending an SMS over calling. It's less intrusive, gives people a chance to respond at their own time and will probably cost less also. =)

Jul 18 2018, 10:20 AM · KDE Promo

Jul 3 2018

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

Thanks @sandroandrade , I 'll reach out to the author and try to get some first hand insight on mozilla's procedures and experience.

Jul 3 2018, 2:40 PM · Goal settings 2017

Jun 14 2018

neofytosk added a watcher for Plasma: Mobile: neofytosk.
Jun 14 2018, 8:37 AM

Jun 11 2018

neofytosk claimed T8623: sprint for onboarding goal.
Jun 11 2018, 12:46 AM · Goal settings 2017

Jun 8 2018

neofytosk updated the task description for T8712: Forming a welcome team to guide newcomers.
Jun 8 2018, 3:24 PM · Goal settings 2017

May 26 2018

neofytosk added a comment to T8643: Plasma 5.13 release announcement .

All my work I put in svn directly

Excuse my ignorance, but can you please share a link to the svn sources you mention here? Thanks!

May 26 2018, 7:59 AM · Plasma, KDE Promo

May 19 2018

neofytosk added a comment to T8712: Forming a welcome team to guide newcomers.
In T8712#142098, @hein wrote:

It's worth noting we have this in a non-formalized way. The Getting Involved pages have always listed mentors you can contact for 1on1 questions (I've responsed to mails due to this for many years).

May 19 2018, 3:49 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk updated subscribers of T8686: Junior Jobs.

I'm not a developer, so perhaps I'm missing important aspects here, but how about using a common template with the things that would interest people, so they can quickly review what's it about before going into the details?

May 19 2018, 3:22 PM · Goal settings 2017

May 18 2018

neofytosk added a comment to T8643: Plasma 5.13 release announcement .

I really like the announcement @jriddell shared. What I would suggest as an improvement is making sure that the topics that are mentioned in the introduction are then further expanded in the sections that follow and that the topics that are expanded in those sections are all mentioned in the introduction.

May 18 2018, 5:54 PM · Plasma, KDE Promo

May 15 2018

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

It's great to see so much valuable feedback rolling in to this thread, especially from people that are new to KDE. Many thanks for that!

May 15 2018, 8:43 AM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk updated the task description for T8712: Forming a welcome team to guide newcomers.
May 15 2018, 8:35 AM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a subtask for T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors: T8713: Finding a mentor for each newcomer.
May 15 2018, 8:35 AM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a parent task for T8713: Finding a mentor for each newcomer: T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
May 15 2018, 8:35 AM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk triaged T8713: Finding a mentor for each newcomer as Normal priority.
May 15 2018, 8:35 AM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk triaged T8712: Forming a welcome team to guide newcomers as Normal priority.
May 15 2018, 8:34 AM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a subtask for T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors: T8712: Forming a welcome team to guide newcomers.
May 15 2018, 8:33 AM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a parent task for T8712: Forming a welcome team to guide newcomers: T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
May 15 2018, 8:33 AM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk created T8712: Forming a welcome team to guide newcomers.
May 15 2018, 8:33 AM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a parent task for T8711: Gathering feedback from newcomers on the current onboarding experience: T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
May 15 2018, 8:16 AM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a subtask for T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors: T8711: Gathering feedback from newcomers on the current onboarding experience.
May 15 2018, 8:16 AM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk triaged T8711: Gathering feedback from newcomers on the current onboarding experience as Normal priority.
May 15 2018, 8:16 AM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a subtask for T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors: T8710: Documentation: maintaining an updated Get Involved page.
May 15 2018, 8:03 AM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a parent task for T8710: Documentation: maintaining an updated Get Involved page: T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
May 15 2018, 8:03 AM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk triaged T8710: Documentation: maintaining an updated Get Involved page as Normal priority.
May 15 2018, 8:03 AM · Goal settings 2017

May 3 2018

neofytosk updated the task description for T8624: contributor trainings.
May 3 2018, 9:09 PM · KDE e.V.
neofytosk updated the task description for T8624: contributor trainings.
May 3 2018, 8:18 PM · KDE e.V.

May 2 2018

neofytosk added a comment to T8623: sprint for onboarding goal.

We can choose any topic from the sub-tasks listed on the overarching Onboarding Goal task. I will be adding some more sub-tasks there in the following days (like improving documentation, gathering feedback etc). Feel free to leave a comment there if you came up with anything that needs to be tackled and is not mentioned already.

May 2 2018, 10:23 AM · Goal settings 2017

Apr 26 2018

neofytosk updated the task description for T8484: Making settting up a development environment quick and easy.
Apr 26 2018, 4:37 PM

Apr 16 2018

neofytosk added a comment to T8357: Announcement text for the Applications 18.04 release.

Friendly reminder to add the photo's you find suitable and remove the related comments from the notes. =)

I think we/the developers wanted to provide lots of options and leave that to you/the promo crew. :)

Apr 16 2018, 1:21 PM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo
neofytosk added a comment to T8357: Announcement text for the Applications 18.04 release.

Thanks @rkflx for reworking the text, it does flow much better with your changes. We'll see if we can improve the style with the next major release.

Apr 16 2018, 12:05 PM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo

Apr 10 2018

neofytosk added a parent task for T8484: Making settting up a development environment quick and easy: T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Apr 10 2018, 3:24 PM
neofytosk added a subtask for T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors: T8484: Making settting up a development environment quick and easy.
Apr 10 2018, 3:24 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk created T8484: Making settting up a development environment quick and easy.
Apr 10 2018, 3:24 PM

Apr 9 2018

neofytosk updated the task description for T8258: Promo subgroups.
Apr 9 2018, 11:47 AM · KDE Promo

Apr 8 2018

neofytosk added a comment to T8357: Announcement text for the Applications 18.04 release.
In T8357#136935, @James wrote:

I like this approach TBH. We can make an educated guess what the most important features are, but to assume that one of those * Item X * points might not be an exciting thing to someone's workflow would be perhaps a bit short-sighted.

Apr 8 2018, 2:17 PM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo
neofytosk triaged T8463: Holding AMAs on social platforms as Low priority.
Apr 8 2018, 12:10 PM · KDE Promo

Apr 5 2018

neofytosk added a comment to T6832: Improvements to Bugzilla - Making it easier and simpler.

In regard to UNCOFIRMED/CONFIRMED status, there's a relevant discussion here:
https://mail.kde.org/pipermail/kde-community/2018q1/004395.html
And more about bugzilla's usefulness here:
https://mail.kde.org/pipermail/kde-community/2018q1/004274.html

Apr 5 2018, 7:31 PM · Bugsquad, Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a subtask for T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors: T6832: Improvements to Bugzilla - Making it easier and simpler.
Apr 5 2018, 7:21 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a parent task for T6832: Improvements to Bugzilla - Making it easier and simpler: T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Apr 5 2018, 7:21 PM · Bugsquad, Goal settings 2017
neofytosk renamed T6832: Improvements to Bugzilla - Making it easier and simpler from Improve contribution process for new users to Improvements to Bugzilla - Making it easier and simpler.
Apr 5 2018, 7:20 PM · Bugsquad, Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a comment to T8357: Announcement text for the Applications 18.04 release.

When I am converting bullet points into paragraphs, I try to group them by common subjects. For example several bullet points might all be about full screen mode, others are about usability fixes or about SVG images.

Apr 5 2018, 5:40 PM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo

Apr 4 2018

neofytosk moved T8357: Announcement text for the Applications 18.04 release from Incoming - All new tasks and ideas go here to Doing - Tasks that are actively worked on on the KDE Promo board.
Apr 4 2018, 9:32 PM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo
neofytosk added a comment to T8357: Announcement text for the Applications 18.04 release.

Hi @ngraham, thanks for your input and edits.

Apr 4 2018, 9:28 PM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo
neofytosk updated subscribers of T8357: Announcement text for the Applications 18.04 release.

I can call this a beta1 now: https://notes.kde.org/p/applications_18.04.0_announcement.

Apr 4 2018, 5:36 PM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo

Mar 31 2018

neofytosk added a comment to T8357: Announcement text for the Applications 18.04 release.

Yes thanks! I'm taking in mind the info from here also: https://community.kde.org/Applications/18.04_Release_Notes

Mar 31 2018, 3:45 PM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo

Mar 30 2018

neofytosk claimed T8357: Announcement text for the Applications 18.04 release.
Mar 30 2018, 9:15 AM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo
neofytosk added a comment to T8357: Announcement text for the Applications 18.04 release.

Where possible, it would be great if we could get some screenshots/gifs of the cool new features like we had for the 17.12.0 announcement.

Mar 30 2018, 9:15 AM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo

Mar 26 2018

neofytosk added a parent task for T7790: Growing Plasma Mobile: Goal: Onboarding of new contributors: T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Mar 26 2018, 4:21 PM · Plasma: Mobile, KDE Promo
neofytosk added a subtask for T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors: T7790: Growing Plasma Mobile: Goal: Onboarding of new contributors.
Mar 26 2018, 4:21 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a comment to T8042: Promo Sprint: Post Mortem.

Regarding the venue, the people running it were friendly and willing to help us. What I remember is the heating issue. If we want to use this place again in the future, we should ask for another room or hold the event at a warmer time of the year.

Mar 26 2018, 4:11 PM · KDE Promo
neofytosk added a comment to T8227: Update KDE merchandise store at CafePress.

Hello from me as well.

Mar 26 2018, 2:37 PM · Websites, VDG, KDE Promo

Feb 9 2018

neofytosk added a comment to T7871: Re-design printed material.

This is surely needed and it was one of the things standing out as negative in our FOSDEM booth.

Feb 9 2018, 4:25 PM · KDE Promo
neofytosk added a comment to T7847: New website structure.

I've been calling for a website rework as part of the Onboarding Goal as well, so I'm glad to see this discussion. The Getting Involved page would definitely benefit from such a restructure.

Feb 9 2018, 4:18 PM · KDE Promo

Feb 8 2018

neofytosk updated subscribers of T7925: Brainstorm ideas for I <3 Free Software Day.
Feb 8 2018, 6:46 PM · KDE Promo
neofytosk added a comment to T7925: Brainstorm ideas for I <3 Free Software Day.

Not sure where to find it and how it can be used, but during FOSDEM2018 people from FSFE came over to the KDE booth and asked to take a photo of us holding paper hearts with the 4 freedoms (use, study, share, improve) and a sign, on which @rempt wrote "I love all my users".
It was similar to this: https://fsfe.org/campaigns/ilovefs/whylovefs/gallery.en.html

Feb 8 2018, 6:45 PM · KDE Promo

Feb 1 2018

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

Hi everyone, I feel bad for being quiet over the last couple of weeks. Lots of changes happening in Jan-Feb for me, and also FOSDEM and the KDE Promo sprint are coming up. I'll try to push this goal forward in a consistent way once all these have passed.

Feb 1 2018, 11:24 PM · Goal settings 2017

Jan 13 2018

neofytosk updated the task description for T7680: Promo Sprint: Sign up.
Jan 13 2018, 12:15 PM · KDE Promo

Jan 3 2018

neofytosk added a comment to T7680: Promo Sprint: Sign up.

I still plan to be there. Looking forward to meeting everyone. =)

Jan 3 2018, 4:38 PM · KDE Promo