paulb (Paul Brown)
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Thu, Aug 9

paulb added a comment to T8122: Attend External Events 2018: Educode 2018.

More info about booth and exhibition:

Thu, Aug 9, 9:55 AM · KDE Edu, KDE Promo

Wed, Aug 8

paulb updated the task description for T9066: Akademy 2018: Promo BoF.
Wed, Aug 8, 9:12 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T9066: Akademy 2018: Promo BoF.
Wed, Aug 8, 9:10 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T9066: Akademy 2018: Promo BoF.
Wed, Aug 8, 8:59 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T6481: [Analytics] Find tools to collect data from social media accounts.
In T6481#152969, @paulb wrote:

Not so much a tool, but to evaluate the state of the community and contributors, I have talked to Ben Cooksley and currently talking to @dkardarakos about ways of mining the SVN and Git repositories to figure out how the number of contributors and contributions has evolved over time. This will be able to useful to see if there is a trend and whether it needs correcting.

What we need to proceed:

  • find a contributor that had access to the repositories as far back as possible to use their account to mine data (@apol?)
Wed, Aug 8, 8:50 AM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T9095: Update contact information on announcement pages as Resolved.
Wed, Aug 8, 8:36 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T9095: Update contact information on announcement pages.
Wed, Aug 8, 8:36 AM · KDE Promo

Tue, Aug 7

paulb added a comment to T8122: Attend External Events 2018: Educode 2018.

@paulb : so as you probably saw I did contact the organizers last week-end to tell them, and forwarded to your mail.
I also just finished preparing the plan text for the workshop, I sent it to you by mail too.

Tue, Aug 7, 3:43 PM · KDE Edu, KDE Promo

Fri, Aug 3

paulb added a comment to T8122: Attend External Events 2018: Educode 2018.

@paulb : Not yet, I was waiting a few days to see if others would be able to help. But since no one else volunteered, I'll contact them this week-end to say you will replace me to run the workshop.
I'll also try to get the workshop plan and notes for you done this week-end.
Thank you again!

Fri, Aug 3, 6:02 PM · KDE Edu, KDE Promo
paulb updated subscribers of T7968: Social Media Promo.
Fri, Aug 3, 4:50 PM · Akademy (Akademy 2018)

Thu, Aug 2

paulb added a comment to T8122: Attend External Events 2018: Educode 2018.

@timotheegiet: Did you manage to speak to the event organisers? I am happy to run the workshop for you.

Thu, Aug 2, 11:43 PM · KDE Edu, KDE Promo
paulb updated subscribers of T7968: Social Media Promo.
Thu, Aug 2, 8:20 AM · Akademy (Akademy 2018)

Wed, Aug 1

paulb moved T9095: Update contact information on announcement pages from Review - Tasks awaiting final sign-off or decision to Done on the KDE Promo board.
Wed, Aug 1, 3:57 PM · KDE Promo

Tue, Jul 31

paulb added a comment to T9122: Promoting KDE as a brand through KDE apps.

@xyquadrat has sent in these screencaps of what the Falkon website will look like with the KDE branding:

Tue, Jul 31, 11:20 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T9243: Help the KDE PIM team with content for the new Kontact website.

One thing, can you take a look at this?: T9122

Tue, Jul 31, 11:14 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T8181: Update About pages on social media.

Discuss centralized brand messaging with everyone and modify the existing "about" pages and descriptions accordingly. It's clear that me doing this in isolation won't do any good - input from other Promo members is crucial here.

Can we work on this as part of Akademy Promo BoF? https://phabricator.kde.org/T9066

There haven't been any other suggestions for the BoF; might as well work on this.

Tue, Jul 31, 11:07 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T9066: Akademy 2018: Promo BoF.
Tue, Jul 31, 11:06 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T5938: [Planning] Organize regular meetings with marketing/promo team.

Would you like us to start next Monday? We could discuss things like "Brainstorm agenda for Akademy BoF". What do you think?

Tue, Jul 31, 11:01 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T8181: Update About pages on social media.

What would be the next step to unblock this be?

Tue, Jul 31, 8:52 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T5938: [Planning] Organize regular meetings with marketing/promo team.

These meetings haven't started yet. Was there a consensus for a day and time, @skadinna ?

Tue, Jul 31, 8:50 PM · KDE Promo
paulb moved T9122: Promoting KDE as a brand through KDE apps from Incoming - All new tasks and ideas go here to Doing - Tasks that are actively worked on on the KDE Promo board.
Tue, Jul 31, 8:46 PM · KDE Promo
paulb raised the priority of T7953: Compile list of influential outlets and influential "influencers" for product reviews from Normal to High.
Tue, Jul 31, 8:45 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T7968: Social Media Promo.

Starting tweet storm on 1/8/2018:

Tue, Jul 31, 8:39 PM · Akademy (Akademy 2018)
paulb moved T7770: Grow the number of developers and the community support for Plasma Mobile from Doing - Tasks that are actively worked on to Blocked/Waiting - Tasks with some progress that are now paused on the KDE Promo board.
Tue, Jul 31, 8:35 PM · Plasma: Mobile, KDE Promo

Mon, Jul 30

paulb updated subscribers of T6481: [Analytics] Find tools to collect data from social media accounts.
Mon, Jul 30, 10:48 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated subscribers of T6481: [Analytics] Find tools to collect data from social media accounts.

Not so much a tool, but to evaluate the state of the community and contributors, I have talked to Ben Cooksley and currently talking to @dkardarakos about ways of mining the SVN and Git repositories to figure out how the number of contributors and contributions have evolved over time. This will be able to useful to see if there is a trend and whether it needs correcting.

Mon, Jul 30, 10:45 AM · KDE Promo

Sun, Jul 29

paulb updated the task description for T9122: Promoting KDE as a brand through KDE apps.
Sun, Jul 29, 8:45 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T9122: Promoting KDE as a brand through KDE apps.
Sun, Jul 29, 8:44 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T9122: Promoting KDE as a brand through KDE apps.

It's too big, otherwise it looks fine.

Sun, Jul 29, 8:42 AM · KDE Promo

Sat, Jul 28

paulb added a comment to T9122: Promoting KDE as a brand through KDE apps.

Sorry that I've gone quiet for a while, this task somehow disappeared from my mind... According to the commits to the Falkon site, @drosca is in charge of the web part of Falkon, so we should ask him to get involved into this effort.

Meanwhile we can start drafting the guidelines. Are there any objections to the blurb ("Made by KDE"), the format with the KDE symbol, and where it should be located on the website (that is, somewhere near the top of the landing pages as shown in the images above)?

"Made by KDE" sounds good to me; it's short and to the point. I am still not convinced by the integration into the Kdenlive website,

Sat, Jul 28, 4:13 PM · KDE Promo

Thu, Jul 26

paulb updated subscribers of T8122: Attend External Events 2018: Educode 2018.

Minutes from today's meeting:

Thu, Jul 26, 4:34 PM · KDE Edu, KDE Promo

Wed, Jul 25

paulb updated the task description for T8122: Attend External Events 2018: Educode 2018.
Wed, Jul 25, 11:33 AM · KDE Edu, KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T8122: Attend External Events 2018: Educode 2018.
Wed, Jul 25, 11:32 AM · KDE Edu, KDE Promo

Tue, Jul 24

paulb added a comment to T8122: Attend External Events 2018: Educode 2018.

Hi,
So now I'm sure I won't be able to attend at those dates, too bad.

Tue, Jul 24, 6:04 PM · KDE Edu, KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T8122: Attend External Events 2018: Educode 2018.
Tue, Jul 24, 3:56 PM · KDE Edu, KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T8122: Attend External Events 2018: Educode 2018.
Tue, Jul 24, 3:54 PM · KDE Edu, KDE Promo

Sat, Jul 21

paulb added a comment to T9095: Update contact information on announcement pages.

Ben said to me:

Sat, Jul 21, 11:02 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T9095: Update contact information on announcement pages.

And please moderate your tone. I tend not to respond well to sentences that start with the words "I told you".

Sat, Jul 21, 8:14 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T9095: Update contact information on announcement pages.

What's wrong with the current moderators? I understand you are one and Ben said he was the other. He seemed okay with continuing with that role.

Sat, Jul 21, 8:10 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T8122: Attend External Events 2018: Educode 2018.

@timotheegiet: your talk is on the 28th at 13:30, Cyberclass 2- Looking forward to it.

Sat, Jul 21, 6:49 PM · KDE Edu, KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T9095: Update contact information on announcement pages.

I assume the mailman settings tickbox was filled by mistake?

Sat, Jul 21, 3:04 PM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T8042: Promo Sprint: Post Mortem as Resolved.
Sat, Jul 21, 10:30 AM · KDE Promo
paulb closed T8042: Promo Sprint: Post Mortem, a subtask of T7316: Promo Sprint, as Resolved.
Sat, Jul 21, 10:30 AM · KDE Promo
paulb moved T9095: Update contact information on announcement pages from Doing - Tasks that are actively worked on to Review - Tasks awaiting final sign-off or decision on the KDE Promo board.
Sat, Jul 21, 10:29 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T9095: Update contact information on announcement pages.
Sat, Jul 21, 10:18 AM · KDE Promo

Fri, Jul 20

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

A couple more random ideas:

Fri, Jul 20, 6:22 AM · KDE Promo

Thu, Jul 19

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

Some first superficial thoughts

Thu, Jul 19, 9:10 PM · KDE Promo

Jul 17 2018

paulb updated the task description for T9095: Update contact information on announcement pages.
Jul 17 2018, 11:22 AM · KDE Promo

Jul 14 2018

paulb added a comment to T9122: Promoting KDE as a brand through KDE apps.

How should we go forward about this? Which projects should be contacted next, and who is going to contact whom?

Jul 14 2018, 6:38 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T9122: Promoting KDE as a brand through KDE apps.
Jul 14 2018, 6:32 PM · KDE Promo

Jul 12 2018

paulb added a comment to T9095: Update contact information on announcement pages.
In T9095#150847, @paulb wrote:

I got no response Pradeepto, Jeff, AJ, and Hamish, @sandroandrade says he doesn't mind having his contact info removed, and @sebas said volume of contacts is very low.

So as not to have this drag on too long, I suggest we go with the original plan, leave a generic email for contacts, an email that points to the PR mailing list, for the time being. Meanwhile, we can continue developing our plan to drum interest for KDE in the media and when it makes sense or we have the resources, we can provide personalised contacts per geographical region.

Some people being slow to read the email is already covered by it going to the mailing list the value added parts of the region contacts is the phone and to a lesser extent snail mail (it probably is more useful in that it gives a location rather than specific address)

So I think the important thing is whether the phone numbers work. Them not working is much more serious when being listed

Jul 12 2018, 9:24 AM · KDE Promo

Jul 11 2018

paulb updated the task description for T9095: Update contact information on announcement pages.
Jul 11 2018, 6:33 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T9095: Update contact information on announcement pages.

I got no response Pradeepto, Jeff, AJ, and Hamish, @sandroandrade says he doesn't mind having his contact info removed, and @sebas said volume of contacts is very low.

Jul 11 2018, 6:32 PM · KDE Promo

Jul 9 2018

paulb updated subscribers of T7368: Create "I'm going to Akademy 2018" banner/badge.

What about one of @jensreuterberg's barroque images for this? What size do you need? Like last year's?

Jul 9 2018, 4:46 PM · VDG, KDE Promo, Akademy (Akademy 2018)

Jul 7 2018

paulb updated subscribers of T9122: Promoting KDE as a brand through KDE apps.
In T9122#150008, @paulb wrote:

I updated the https://userbase.kde.org/What_is_KDE a bit, it should now be more friendly towards non-Linux users and I've replaced a few old images. Who will contact which project to see how we can get this effort up and running?

Nice. We should probably include updating userbase in general in the web re-design discussion and make it a proper task in its own right. I have the feeling that there is room for a lot of corrections and improvements, right?

I have filed a new task for this (T9142), but I am not sure which groups to tag for such an effort.

Jul 7 2018, 11:02 AM · KDE Promo

Jul 6 2018

paulb updated the task description for T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.
Jul 6 2018, 12:01 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.
Jul 6 2018, 11:59 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.
Jul 6 2018, 11:54 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.
Jul 6 2018, 11:36 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.
Jul 6 2018, 10:03 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.

Maybe, if we change the "increase x y z" to "increase x y z X fold", as in "increase number of active contributors 20 fold" this would become a longer term goal

Yes quantifying the change would make the goals specific to a time frame, and measurable.

I still feel like one or two overarching long term goals which connect directly to the organisation's mission would help ground the other goals. It is from those kinds of goals that the various metrics derive their meaning. But perhaps that is out of scope for this document.

Jul 6 2018, 9:55 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.
Jul 6 2018, 9:52 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T9122: Promoting KDE as a brand through KDE apps.
Jul 6 2018, 8:38 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T9122: Promoting KDE as a brand through KDE apps.

Getting back to including branding on applications and websites...

Jul 6 2018, 8:38 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T9122: Promoting KDE as a brand through KDE apps.

I updated the https://userbase.kde.org/What_is_KDE a bit, it should now be more friendly towards non-Linux users and I've replaced a few old images. Who will contact which project to see how we can get this effort up and running?

Jul 6 2018, 8:32 AM · KDE Promo

Jul 5 2018

paulb updated the task description for T9122: Promoting KDE as a brand through KDE apps.
Jul 5 2018, 5:26 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T9122: Promoting KDE as a brand through KDE apps.
Jul 5 2018, 5:25 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T9122: Promoting KDE as a brand through KDE apps.
Jul 5 2018, 8:54 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T9122: Promoting KDE as a brand through KDE apps.

Do you mean in KDE.org or on each of the projects' pages?

KDE.org

Jul 5 2018, 8:53 AM · KDE Promo

Jul 4 2018

paulb added a comment to T9122: Promoting KDE as a brand through KDE apps.

Right now as I have seen with Krita, people seem to be more confused when they go to the KDE site than anything else. Developer types seem to get it, but non-developers types seem to mostly be confused by it.

How about a new landing page aimed specifically at end users who a referred to KDE from external project websites, including a short 'exit intent' survey which asks users who leave the site about their understanding of the content and KDE brand?

Jul 4 2018, 10:38 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.

Maybe I am just adding more questions but.

  1. Is software development rising or falling in general?
Jul 4 2018, 7:24 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T9122: Promoting KDE as a brand through KDE apps.

alright. Thanks for the information. I would also like to see KDE grow so I am with you in my heart. I am just trying to think what it the most effective way to get people's attention.

Right now as I have seen with Krita, people seem to be more confused when they go to the KDE site than anything else. Developer types seem to get it, but non-developers types seem to mostly be confused by it.

I will take a look at the head task and see if I have any other ideas.

Jul 4 2018, 5:15 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T9122: Promoting KDE as a brand through KDE apps.

I do all the website and UI stuff for Krita. Right now we have a couple places we mention KDE

  1. https://krita.org/en/ (a badge on top with the hero image)
  2. A link to "what is KDE" on our footer
  3. If someone clicks the "User community" section on the welcome screen, it will take people to the KDE forum
Jul 4 2018, 4:37 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.

Most of the 'long term goals' seem more like short term goals. I think the goals should be separated into truly long term and visionary goals (such as 'become recognised as a provider of quality software' and 'taking over niches') vs 'short term' goals, and means of achieving goals (like 'more preinstalled devices', and 'increase x y z').

Jul 4 2018, 1:13 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T9122: Promoting KDE as a brand through KDE apps.

Can you help with this, @xyquadrat? Can you ask them to give us some feedback on what they would like to do? Maybe point them to this task?

Jul 4 2018, 12:17 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T9122: Promoting KDE as a brand through KDE apps.

Krita is also currently updating their welcome screen over in D13861,

Jul 4 2018, 12:15 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T9122: Promoting KDE as a brand through KDE apps.
Jul 4 2018, 11:09 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T9122: Promoting KDE as a brand through KDE apps.

We could suggest including a "badge" on splash screens and websites that could look like this:

Jul 4 2018, 10:57 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated subscribers of T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.
Jul 4 2018, 10:40 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.
Jul 4 2018, 10:38 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T7838: Akademy 2018: Promotion in local media.

While that sounds good I never heard of any of those. And I was always quite active in international communities. So those newspapers seem to be very small. But if you think it makes sense, go ahead contact them :)

Jul 4 2018, 10:35 AM · Akademy (Akademy 2018)

Jul 3 2018

paulb added a comment to T7838: Akademy 2018: Promotion in local media.

This is a list of Austrian news outlets. It seems a bit outdated. Some of the publications are not active any more. Although I don't speak German, I can contact these ones in English:

Jul 3 2018, 7:08 PM · Akademy (Akademy 2018)
paulb added a comment to T7838: Akademy 2018: Promotion in local media.

futurezone.at (Kurier): hard to find, they don't do lots of Linux coverage, if you emphasise on the privacy aspect, I would try: barbara.wimmer@futurezone.at (mailadress is a guess :) )

Jul 3 2018, 5:23 PM · Akademy (Akademy 2018)
paulb added a comment to T5782: [Planning] Marketing goals.

Maybe we should add a subtask where we figure out how we are going to measure how much we have accomplished of each goal and set targets on a timeline so we can track our progress.

Jul 3 2018, 4:39 PM · KDE Promo
paulb created T9122: Promoting KDE as a brand through KDE apps.
Jul 3 2018, 11:43 AM · KDE Promo

Jul 2 2018

paulb updated the task description for T9095: Update contact information on announcement pages.
Jul 2 2018, 4:52 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T9095: Update contact information on announcement pages.
Jul 2 2018, 4:51 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T9095: Update contact information on announcement pages.
Jul 2 2018, 1:20 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T9095: Update contact information on announcement pages.
Jul 2 2018, 12:54 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T9095: Update contact information on announcement pages.

Okay. Thanks for the info, @duffus .

Jul 2 2018, 9:34 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated subscribers of T9095: Update contact information on announcement pages.

@duffus, would you like to get in touch with these people or should I? I don't know any of them or their emails, except for those of @sandroandrade and @sebas . If you would like me to email them, could you point me towards where I can find their addresses?

Jul 2 2018, 8:28 AM · KDE Promo

Jul 1 2018

paulb added a comment to T8170: Attend External Events 2018: Embedded Linux Conference Europe.
In T8170#149343, @garg wrote:

I submitted a talk about deploying Plasma on Embedded devices.

Jul 1 2018, 9:38 PM · Plasma, KDE Promo

Jun 30 2018

paulb added a comment to T7838: Akademy 2018: Promotion in local media.

I agree with Paul that we should emphasise Vienna as the conference location and not Akademy itself. However, I'm not persuaded we should target a general audience with a press release.

Jun 30 2018, 3:41 PM · Akademy (Akademy 2018)

Jun 29 2018

paulb added a comment to T8258: Promo subgroups.

@davidc, are you David Cahalane?

Jun 29 2018, 11:19 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T9095: Update contact information on announcement pages.
Jun 29 2018, 10:18 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T9095: Update contact information on announcement pages.

@duffus , can you subscribe @IlyaBizyaev and @davidc to the kde-pr mailing list?

Jun 29 2018, 10:18 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T9095: Update contact information on announcement pages.
Jun 29 2018, 10:17 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T9095: Update contact information on announcement pages.
Jun 29 2018, 10:15 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated subscribers of T9066: Akademy 2018: Promo BoF.
Jun 29 2018, 9:20 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated subscribers of T9066: Akademy 2018: Promo BoF.
Jun 29 2018, 9:17 AM · KDE Promo