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From Dave Fisher <dave2w...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: Blog idea: interviews with AOO developers
Date Thu, 16 Feb 2012 03:57:38 GMT

On Feb 15, 2012, at 7:35 PM, Rob Weir wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 8:28 PM, Nancy K <nancythirteen@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Rob, I offered to interview others since I have not done anything helpful to the
project yet. I am still avialable - I guess I hid my offer between ideas on my last post.
>> 
> 
> Hi Nancy,
> 
> This is good.  We have three people willing to do interviews.  Now we
> just need a willing victim, or two or three.   Plan B is we all
> interview each other ;-)

I think most people would be willing to be interviewed. Start by looking at the ML archives
and pick some "victims". Start some private conversations...

I'm willing to answer but might take time to respond to questions.

Maybe the interviewers should ask questions in this thread and the answers will arrive, or
not? :-)

Best Regards,
Dave

> 
> -Rob
> 
>> 
>> Nancy
>> 
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>> 
>> 
>> 
>> ________________________________
>>  From: Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org>
>> To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
>> Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 2:19 PM
>> Subject: Re: Blog idea: interviews with AOO developers
>> 
>> On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 5:00 PM, Donald Harbison <dpharbison@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Wednesday, February 15, 2012, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
>>>> On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 2:29 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
>>>>> Something like this:
>>>>> 
>>>>> 1.  Email interview off-list with an AOO contributor.  Questions like:
>>>>> tell us about yourself, where you live, what you do for a living.
>>>>> What is your development machine?  How did you start working with
>>>>> OpenOffice?   Why?  What is your favorite contribution?  What other
>>>>> OSS projects do you work with?   Stuff
>>  like that.
>>>>> 
>>>>> 2. Interview might take several exchanges via email, to follow up on
>>>>> questions.  Interviewer then assembles this into a draft, reviews with
>>>>> interviewee.
>>>>> 
>>>>> 3. Interviewer then posts as a blog post, hopefully with a photograph
>>>>> of the interviewee.
>>>>> 
>>>>> We have a lot of interesting people working on this project.  So I
>>>>> think we could have a lot of interesting posts from this.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Any volunteers to be interviewed?  Any volunteers to do the interviewing?
>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> So far, all who commented think this is a great idea, not no one wants
>>>> to volunteer.
>>> I'll happily volunteer.
>>> 
>> 
>> OK.  Maybe that will be enough of an incentive (or threat).  If no one
>> else volunteers to be interviewed, I
>>  will interview Don for the blog,
>> or worse, he will interview me ;-)
>> 
>> -Rob
>> 
>>>> I'm willing to do the interviewing if someone is willing to be
>>>> interviewed.  Otherwise I'll just drop it.  The idea dies here.
>>>> 
>>>> -Rob
>>>> 
>>>>> I'll volunteer to help, of course.
>>>>> 
>>>>> -Rob
>>>> 


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