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From Alexander Shorin <>
Subject Re: Recruitment tweets
Date Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:53:21 GMT
Hi Noah,

Yes, I understand these problems, but it looks like Jan and found
positive response and Javier joined us (welcome!). Looks like it

As about second, task-specific approach, I believe it would be enough
to sort JIRA issues by trivial complexity level and figure some
attractive recruitment message for it. The issue may be random or
someone suggest a number.

Also, I have another idea - about testing CouchDB 2.0. We all know
that it breaks compatibility, so most of available clients may
suddenly be found broken for certain API calls. Every client has own
testing suite which verifies that it works ok with CouchDB, mostly it
runs functional testing with no mocks. So it leads us to the cases
like "CouchDB 2.0 soon will get released, but does nanocouch ready for
it? check it out and file bug reports!" - so we're going to hit two
birds with single stone: attract more people in release testing
process, stimulate existed clients to start getting ready for 2.0
release and, certainly, raise people interest to CouchDB life: through
testing and bug reporting to small patches and new features.

On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 6:09 PM, Noah Slater <> wrote:
> One of the problems with marketing activities is that quantitative
> data is quite hard to come by.
> A lot of marketing works by raising awareness of a particular thing,
> be that a brand, a product, event, or opportunity. More often than
> not, a person takes action on that awareness many hours, days, or
> weeks after learning about it. Making the connection between what you
> did in your marketing efforts, and conversions that you make (in this
> case, recruiting contributors), can be tricky (but not impossible).
> How about we take a two-pronged approach:
> - Regular, but generic, recruitment tweets, cycling between the
> different areas we want to attract contributions to
> - Specific, and sporadic, recruitment tweets for specific JIRA
> tickets, as and when we need it
> I can handle the first one with very little input. But how would we do
> the second one? Is there something we could in JIRA that would
> indicate that a ticket ought to be promoted from a recruitment
> perspective?
> On 29 September 2014 15:38, Alexander Shorin <> wrote:
>> Is there any metric to ensure that they'll work?
>> How about to send more concrete recruitment tweet against specific
>> issue? Like "CSS hero scrollbars hater wanted for COUCHDB-2305, many
>> kudos for help!" or something.
>> --
>> ,,,^..^,,,
>> On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 5:31 PM, Noah Slater <> wrote:
>>> Hi folks,
>>> I've set up a regular reminder to send out recruitment tweets.
>>> Here are two examples:
>>> (Sent just now. RTs appreciated!)
>>> And here's an earlier one:
>>> What do we think of these? Do you have any ideas about how often I
>>> should do this, or what sort of stuff I should highlight?
>>> Thanks,
>>> --
>>> Noah Slater
> --
> Noah Slater

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