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From Jan Lehnardt <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] How to spread the word about CouchDB - some marketing stuff
Date Sun, 22 Dec 2013 13:11:01 GMT

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 :)

Best
Jan
-- 



> 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!
>> 
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>> 
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>> 
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>> 


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