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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

Tue, Aug 7

neofytosk updated the task description for T8623: sprint for onboarding goal.
Tue, Aug 7, 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.

Tue, Aug 7, 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

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

Thu, Aug 2

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

Thanks for responding everyone!

Thu, Aug 2, 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. Are you leaving in the morning? It would be great if you were around.

Thu, Aug 2, 9:59 AM

Wed, Jul 25

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

Sat, Jul 21

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

Here's a more complete attempt:

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

Fri, Jul 20

neofytosk claimed T9064: Schedule for back of badge.
Fri, Jul 20, 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.

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

Wed, Jul 18

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.

Wed, Jul 18, 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.

Wed, Jul 18, 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. =)

Wed, Jul 18, 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 · 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 · 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 · 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

Dec 24 2017

neofytosk added a comment to T7450: Promo Sprint: Place.
In T7450#121501, @paulb wrote:

I'm going to go ahead and say we do it in Barcelona. Agreed?

Dec 24 2017, 6:33 PM · KDE Promo

Dec 17 2017

neofytosk updated the task description for T6831: Top-notch usability and productivity for basic software.
Dec 17 2017, 6:12 PM · Goal settings 2017

Dec 14 2017

neofytosk closed T7467: Announcement text for the Applications 17.12 release as Resolved.
Dec 14 2017, 10:32 PM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo
neofytosk added a comment to T7467: Announcement text for the Applications 17.12 release.

@kossebau no worries. =) I hope you manage to resolve your issues soon.

Dec 14 2017, 10:31 PM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo

Dec 11 2017

neofytosk added a comment to T7467: Announcement text for the Applications 17.12 release.

Thanks @cfeck for moving this forward. =)

Dec 11 2017, 11:19 PM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo
neofytosk added a comment to T7467: Announcement text for the Applications 17.12 release.

@kossebau regarding the images, a screenshot representative of what the plugin does/how it helps users/devs should be fine imo. Feel free to update the link to the new image directly on the pad. I don't have access to publish the announcement myself, so I put the links for images there for editors to choose from. I've already updated the plugin description as you provided it, thanks for taking the time.

Dec 11 2017, 2:20 PM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo
neofytosk updated subscribers of T7467: Announcement text for the Applications 17.12 release.

The text for the announcement is available here: https://notes.kde.org/p/applications_17.12.0_announcement

Dec 11 2017, 12:28 PM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo

Dec 9 2017

neofytosk added a comment to T7467: Announcement text for the Applications 17.12 release.

Hi, new KDE-Promo contributor here. I will have a go at this asap and get back to you.

Dec 9 2017, 5:47 PM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo
neofytosk claimed T7467: Announcement text for the Applications 17.12 release.
Dec 9 2017, 5:46 PM · KDE Applications, KDE Promo

Nov 22 2017

neofytosk added a comment to T7450: Promo Sprint: Place.

I assume we were all trying to make things easy, not being lazy. =)

Nov 22 2017, 8:36 PM · KDE Promo

Nov 19 2017

neofytosk added a comment to T7450: Promo Sprint: Place.

Any city reachable within ~3-4h hours by plane from Brussels should be fine with me.

Nov 19 2017, 9:08 PM · KDE Promo

Nov 3 2017

neofytosk added a comment to T7318: Promo Sprint: Topics.
  1. Linking any possible goals to KDE community's 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?
Nov 3 2017, 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
Nov 3 2017, 7:48 PM · KDE Promo

Oct 31 2017

neofytosk updated the task description for T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Oct 31 2017, 12:22 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk updated the task description for T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Oct 31 2017, 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. The way I see it, "making it easy to build something and patch it" should be the case/aim for all types of contributions. =)

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

Oct 29 2017

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

Oct 23 2017

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. =)

Oct 23 2017, 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.

Oct 23 2017, 11:13 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk updated the task description for T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Oct 23 2017, 11:05 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk updated the task description for T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Oct 23 2017, 4:11 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk merged task T6832: Improvements to Bugzilla - Making it easier and simpler into T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Oct 23 2017, 4:07 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk merged T6832: Improvements to Bugzilla - Making it easier and simpler into T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Oct 23 2017, 4:07 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk updated the task description for T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Oct 23 2017, 4:06 PM · Goal settings 2017

Oct 20 2017

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

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.

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

Oct 18 2017

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. We could even reach out to people that already put work into this, and ask if they are willing to help in this effort.

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.

Oct 18 2017, 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:

Oct 18 2017, 9:41 PM · Goal settings 2017