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From Benjamin Young <>
Subject Re: myNoSQL note on HipChat
Date Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:00:49 GMT
On 2/18/14, 12:15 PM, Noah Slater wrote:
> Unfortunately, it needs to be a regular effort. Very hard to rely on
> volunteer effort, especially with a cadence as tight as one week.
> Benjamin, are you interested in helping out with the blog? Max has
> indicated that he is interested in reposting some of the content he
> writes for Cloudant on the project blog. Would you be willing to do
> the same?

Of course! It's literally my job. :)

> I'm also pleased to say that it looks like we're able to move forward
> with our AdvocateHub, which is my big focus for 2014. So I'd love your
> help on that too, if you can spare the cycles.
> cf.

Yep! Happy to help (any|every)where I can.

> On 18 February 2014 16:25, Benjamin Young <> wrote:
>> On 2/18/14, 10:00 AM, Noah Slater wrote:
>>> Think we need to pay someone to do this. It's too much for a volunteer
>>> to do. I know, because I tried it and I failed. Exploring some
>>> options. Will get back to the list with details later.
>> It is a gargantuan task which is why I'd hoped it could be a community
>> effort. :) It should still be regardless of someone being hired to click the
>> links, etc.
>> Cloudant, fwiw, already has developer advocates, etc on payroll who's job it
>> is to do "this sort of thing" (I'm one of them, fwiw). Some of my cycles
>> already go to finding (or writing) interesting bits about Cloudant and
>> Apache CouchDB bringing peoples attention to them.
>> I'll start relaying interesting finds to this list, and anyone who wants
>> (payed or otherwise) can hopefully help with (re)promotion.
>> If nothing else, we'll keep this list stocked with interesting content about
>> CouchDB. :)
>>> On 18 February 2014 15:51, Benjamin Young <> wrote:
>>>> On 2/18/14, 9:39 AM, Noah Slater wrote:
>>>>> "This is only the 2nd time in quite a while I'm reading an article
>>>>> mentioning CouchDB -- after the February
>>>>> "no-releases-but-we're-still-merging-BigCouch" report for ASF. And
>>>>> according to the story, CouchDB is on the way out."
>>>>> Aye. We really need to get this next release out.
>>>>> But to get back to the topic: what we really need is someone who can
>>>>> collect weekly news and do a regular blog post with a link round-up
>>>>> that points people to all the stuff going on in the world of CouchDB.
>>>>> Sort of like how the Hoodie project do it.
>>>> I'd love to see this happen--and had plans to do it for years/months past
>>>> both on my own and at Cloudant. Time's come, I guess. :)
>>>> To that end, what if we simply begin sharing CouchDB ecosystem related
>>>> links
>>>> on this marketing@ list and each do what we can to promote them (retweet,
>>>> reblog, sum up in a weekly post on our personal/company blogs, etc).
>>>> I'd love to see the PMC aggregate these into a weekly/bi-weekly or even
>>>> monthly "CouchDB Land Links" (or whatever).
>>>> The more of us linking (and posting, etc) these things, the greater
>>>> chance
>>>> it has to raise the volume for CouchDB.
>>>> Sound like a plan?
>>>>> On 18 February 2014 15:19, Jan Lehnardt <> wrote:
>>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>> I just came across this article:
>>>>>> Footnote number two hurts a little "This is only the 2nd time in
>>>>>> a
>>>>>> while I'm reading an article mentioning CouchDB..."
>>>>>> We should figure out a way to make the things that are happening
>>>>>> CouchDB a bit more public :)
>>>>>> Best
>>>>>> Jan
>>>>>> --

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