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From Andy Wenk <a...@nms.de>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] How to spread the word about CouchDB - some marketing stuff
Date Sun, 22 Dec 2013 15:10:57 GMT
On 22 December 2013 14:11, Jan Lehnardt <jan@apache.org> wrote:

>
> On 22 Dec 2013, at 14:09 , Facundo Farias <facundo.farias@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Wow! That's awesome. I have to take a look and find which are the tech
> > magazines that we have in Latin America (Spanish speakers) but I also
> would
> > like to write a blog in the official's couchdb blog. The only question in
> > here is.. Should we write on our own language, right!? About our
> > experiences or anything!?
>
> I think having spanish and other-language blog posts would be amazing for
> the CouchDB blog :)


yes yes yes +1 :)

and you know what - I will try to translate it for myself because i love
the Spanish language (but cannot speak it) :). Thanks a lot Facundo. If you
have written the post - simply send it to me!

Cheers

Andy

> Well done Andy! I like it!
> >
> > Facundo
> > On Dec 22, 2013 9:40 AM, "Andy Wenk" <andy@nms.de> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi everyone,
> >>
> >> first of all, I would like to wish everyone nice Christmas days. My kids
> >> say "yeah - just two more times sleeping :) ".
> >>
> >> After having read Jan's summary about what was achieved within the last
> >> year in the CouchDB project and based on some earlier thoughts I had, I
> >> would like to start a thread to find out, how we can spread the word
> about
> >> CouchDB even more. We have people from over the world participating and
> >> contributing to CouchDB what is fantastic. Now I would love to see them
> >> talk and write about CouchDB.
> >>
> >> The following thoughts are based on the things Noah is already doing on
> >> this topic. That means I would like to support and extend the things
> Noah
> >> has initiated already.
> >>
> >> As there are already 15 different languages we translate CouchDB to, my
> >> first thought was to ask the translators to take another task and
> checkout
> >> which press-channels are suitable to get in touch with and talk to
> people
> >> there in their country.
> >> As an example, I have contacts to various German magazines and asked my
> >> contact person at my publisher Galileo Computing to send me a list of
> >> channels they let review books or simply post news to (I will receive
> the
> >> list soon). I then want to add the contacts I have and contact these
> >> persons to ask them in which interval I can send news to them. This
> should
> >> then be stored in a simple app (e.g. Mailchimp or something self built)
> to
> >> be able to send news very easily.
> >>
> >> Having contact to these magazines could also be extended to write
> articles
> >> there. I really like it but have to admit, that this is time consuming.
> I
> >> have written some (if you like, have a look here - German only - sry:
> >> http://andywenk.tumblr.com/publications). This is a super tool to reach
> >> many people.
> >>
> >> Another thing is writing blog posts. Everybody likes to write blog
> posts -
> >> he :) ? This is also a very great tool to spread the word. And it does
> not
> >> has to be a technical article at all. It's also cool to write about
> things
> >> going on in the Community like the BigCouch and rcouch merge, hackaton,
> >> I18n and so on.
> >>
> >> Then we have all the social media channels and the Apache CouchDB blog
> at
> >> http://blogs.apache.org/couchdb/. Noah already asked us (the
> community) to
> >> use these tools. Imho we can still do better and write more.
> >>
> >> So in summary, here are the points I would like to discuss:
> >>
> >> a. what do we have already to spread the word about CouchDB?
> >> b. what would you personally like to do to spread the word about
> CouchDB?
> >> c. how can we organise this?
> >> d. which tools can we use?
> >> e. is it feasible / reasonable to find a responsible person per
> language /
> >> country?
> >> f. any further ideas?
> >>
> >> My short answers and what I know are:
> >>
> >> a.
> >> - http://blogs.apache.org/couchdb/
> >> - http://planet.couchdb.org/
> >> - https://plus.google.com/communities/112687873154936256826 (we need
> >> https://plus.google.com/communities/CouchDB or the like :) )
> >> - https://twitter.com/couchdb
> >> - reddit
> >> - hn
> >>
> >> b.
> >> - write about CouchDB in the social media channels
> >> - write blog posts at CouchDB blog
> >> - write in planet couchdb
> >> - write in personal blog
> >> - write articles for magazines
> >> - send news to magazines and websites
> >> - attend conferences and speak about CouchDB
> >>
> >> c.
> >> - to be discussed
> >>
> >> d.
> >> - for sending news - are there any?
> >> - start a list and use a mail tool
> >>
> >> e.
> >> - yes - I would take the job for Gemany
> >>
> >> f.
> >> - write a book about CouchDB
> >>
> >> I am looking forward to all your thoughts and input. And thanks a lot to
> >> Noah for the great job he is doing about this!
> >>
> >> Cheers
> >>
> >> Andy
> >>
> >> --
> >> Andy Wenk
> >> Hamburg - Germany
> >> RockIt!
> >>
> >> http://www.couchdb-buch.de
> >> http://www.pg-praxisbuch.de
> >>
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> >>
> >> https://people.apache.org/keys/committer/andywenk.asc
> >>
>
>


-- 
Andy Wenk
Hamburg - Germany
RockIt!

http://www.couchdb-buch.de
http://www.pg-praxisbuch.de

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