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From Alexander Bezzubov <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Re-launching the ComDev Blog
Date Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:16:25 GMT
Idea for such resource sounds great, and it could be a good place to post
the followup of recent GSoC Mentors Summit, that I'm working on right now.

Enthusiastic +1. If you think that would be appropriate - I would be happy
to post it there, if somebody could grant the rights.

--
Alex

On Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 1:41 AM, Sharan Foga <sharan@apache.org> wrote:

> Hi Rich
>
> Thanks for the response and offer of help.
>
> Initially I was thinking about including general updates about community
> development activities not captured elsewhere. For example I have been
> posting some Diversity Updates to this list so perhaps they would be better
> incorporated and also reach a wider audience as part a blog post.
>
> Another aspect I've been thinking about (and this may have been discussed
> previously) is to have a strategy for what we want to community development
> to achieve. I took another look at the diversity strategy ideas that I put
> together on the wiki and think that there is a lot in common with what the
> goal of community development is or could be.
>
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/COMDEV/
> Diversity+Strategy+Ideas
>
> I'm not sure if there is already have a mission statement or goal for
> community development and if not, then I think that the current diversity
> strategy ideas / outcomes could be tailored to become more generic to
> community development because the 3 ways mentioned of achieving the
> outcomes are very relevant to everything we would like community
> development to do. (and diversity is incorporated into it as part of the
> overall strategy)
>
> - Reach out and attract new contributors
> - Ensure that people that join Apache communities enjoy what they do and
> feel safe and appreciated
> - Maintain a positive culture of inclusiveness and openness
>
> For example a recent thread about GSOC could fit in the reach out and
> attract new contributors part, and the internal newsletter / communications
> could fit under the maintaining a positive culture part, so could any
> potential metrics.
>
> I agree with you that we don't want to duplicate any effort, but we could
> cross link the content a bit more. We may also need to sit down and define
> / write some goals we would like to achieve within a specific timeframe.
> For example with Apachecon NA announced – this is a good timeframe and
> milestone to set some goals around (and it sounds like sounds like you
> already have some in mind)
>
> So some potential topics for the blog could directly related to the
> Community Development strategy and the points that are being done in the
> various areas.
> - Outreach
> - Events
> - Communications
> - Metrics
>
> We could also include some informational areas based on stuff from the
> website
> - Answer an FAQ (could start with ones from the website)
> - Have some optional content such as Mentor Interview (or link to one),
> Speakers and How to Get one, Getting Started – Cross link to Wiki,
> Consensus, Lazy Consensus, The Apache Way lite, etc
>
> Anyway - these are my thoughts for now. Other ideas, feedback and comments
> welcome.
>
> Thanks
> Sharan
>
>
> On 2016-11-22 14:51 (+0100), Rich Bowen <rbowen@rcbowen.com> wrote:
> > Yes, I'm interested in helping here. What kinds of things to you imagine
> > we would have in such a posting? That is, do you have in idea of an
> outline?
> >
> > I've been batting about the idea of an *internal* newsletter, making our
> > own community aware of the larger world of the ASF, which, to me, is a
> > critical aspect of Community Development. I have an outline/draft here:
> > https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JZJJbpsr4Oc8xHU61Glw2NpaJz-
> ePLIiXLhfCxRpznI/edit
> > - which might give some idea of what I have in mind. This seems like
> > perhaps a complementary thing to the blog post?
> >
> > I don't want to duplicate a lot of the effort that Sally makes for her
> > excellent weekly summary -
> > https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/the_apache_news_round_up112 -
> > but we can certainly reuse some of that content too.
> >
> > This is, of course, in line with our conversations last week about
> > addressing the proliferation of "Satellite" ASF projects, with no real
> > connection to the larger community.
> >
> > --Rich
> >
> >
> > On 11/21/2016 01:46 PM, Sharan Foga wrote:
> > > Hi All
> > >
> > > While drafting a blog communication regarding the Committer Survey and
> I noticed that ComDev has a blog that we are not currently making use of.
> > >
> > > https://blogs.apache.org/comdev/
> > >
> > > I think it would be good idea to setup a regular monthly update for
> the community. Generally I help prepare the monthly blog update for OFBiz
> (see link below for an example)
> > >
> > > https://blogs.apache.org/ofbiz/
> > >
> > > and would be happy to set one up for ComDev too. The news would just
> be a summary of what has happened during the month.
> > >
> > > For OFBiz we have a small team of 3 that drafts and reviews the blog
> update before publishing so we could try something similar to see if it
> works. So if anyone is interested in helping prepare the monthly ComDev
> blog post then please let me know.
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > > Sharan
> > >
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> >
> > --
> > Rich Bowen - rbowen@rcbowen.com - @rbowen
> > http://apachecon.com/ - @apachecon
> >
> >
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