> Hi All,
> I'm excited to welcome Greg Sutcliffe as our official (and first) community
> manager, many of you might know him already as gwmngilfen on IRC.
Thanks! I'm really looking forward to this - the Foreman community is
easily the smartest, kindest, and most helpful community I've had the
priviledge of being a part of. If it wasn't for Ohad's warm welcome
over 4 years ago, as a new user, I wouldn't be here now; I hope I can
repay that experience.
> The goal of a community manager is to help the community (both users and
> developers) in an official capacity - sponsored by redhat (thanks guys :))
> What does it actually mean? this is an initial list of topic we thought are
> relevant (others can feel free to chime in).
I figured it might be good to add my own thoughts on these:
> * Coordinate Teams at conferences (e.g. Configcamp)
> * Help Community to organize meetups / developer hackatons
Definitely. As a first step, if you are already doing Foreman stuff in
your local area, or want to be doing so, let me know! For conferences,
Ohad mentions ConfigCamp, and there's Fosdem and Devconf coming up in
Feb too. I believe all 3 are open for talk submissions now, so get
your proposals in
> * Organize (but not necessarily conduct) Case Studies
> * Create or Organize Screen Casts for Features
This was on my radar for my time off over the summer, but I vastly
underestimed the effort involved (and I now have a new respect for
Youtubers!). Expect more on this soon
> * Documentation, manual, blogs coordination etc
> * Come up with a Secret plan
I have several - but they wouldn't be secret if I told anyone :P. Not
to worry - I'm planning to be as transparent as possible with this
work, so once ideas start to occur to me, I'll be sure to discuss them
with you guys.
> * Follow up on stalled developer contributions
> * IRC Support
> * Metric Management (e.g. provide project metrics on an on going basis).
> * Surveys, User stories
> * Coordinate participation in volunteering programs (outreach, google summer
> of code etc)
> * Prototypes
All good stuff. I also think it's important that the community knows
what's going on, and holds me accountable to that, so I'll be setting
up some kind of public community backlog (not sure exactly where
yet) to track what I'm working on. I'll let you now when it's up.
On 15 September 2015 at 06:13, Ohad Levy wrote: