Community Manager


#1

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.

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).

  • Coordinate Teams at conferences (e.g. Configcamp)
  • Help Community to organize meetups / developer hackatons
  • Create or Organize Screen Casts for Features
  • Organize (but not necessarily conduct) Case Studies
  • Documentation, manual, blogs coordination etc
  • Come up with a Secret plan
  • 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

Good luck Greg!
Ohad


#2

This is great. Welcome back, Greg!

Josh

··· On Tue, Sep 15, 2015 at 1:13 AM, Ohad Levy wrote:

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.

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).

  • Coordinate Teams at conferences (e.g. Configcamp)
  • Help Community to organize meetups / developer hackatons
  • Create or Organize Screen Casts for Features
  • Organize (but not necessarily conduct) Case Studies
  • Documentation, manual, blogs coordination etc
  • Come up with a Secret plan
  • 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

Good luck Greg!
Ohad


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#3

> 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.

This is so great :slight_smile: Surely having an official person responsible of outreach,
docs quality, and more is going to be one of the keys to increase
Foreman adoption.

As you already know Greg, let me know if I can help with anything. Best
of luck!

>
> 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).
>
> * Coordinate Teams at conferences (e.g. Configcamp)
> * Help Community to organize meetups / developer hackatons
> * Create or Organize Screen Casts for Features
> * Organize (but not necessarily conduct) Case Studies
> * Documentation, manual, blogs coordination etc
> * Come up with a Secret plan
???

··· On 09/15, Ohad Levy wrote: > * 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 > > Good luck Greg! > Ohad > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "foreman-dev" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to foreman-dev+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.


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#4

Exciting news, what a comeback!
Good luck Greg

··· -- Marek

On Tuesday 15 of September 2015 08:13:58 Ohad Levy wrote:

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.

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).

  • Coordinate Teams at conferences (e.g. Configcamp)
  • Help Community to organize meetups / developer hackatons
  • Create or Organize Screen Casts for Features
  • Organize (but not necessarily conduct) Case Studies
  • Documentation, manual, blogs coordination etc
  • Come up with a Secret plan
  • 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

Good luck Greg!
Ohad


#5

> 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 :slight_smile:

> * 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 :slight_smile:

> * 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.

Exciting stuff!

Cheers,
Greg

··· On 15 September 2015 at 06:13, Ohad Levy wrote:

#6

> > 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

Congrats. I recall you were considering this for a long time. Glad you
went through with it.

> 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.

In my case I blame lzap for being friendly and helpful on IRC when I was
looking at Katello and Foreman (around 0.4). (raises an angry fist) You
dragged me into this! :wink:

··· On Tue, Sep 15, 2015 at 10:41:47AM +0100, Greg Sutcliffe wrote: > On 15 September 2015 at 06:13, Ohad Levy wrote:

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 :slight_smile:

  • 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 :slight_smile:

  • 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.

Exciting stuff!

Cheers,
Greg


#7

> 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 :slight_smile:

For the record, I am speaking at LinuxDays Prague this year:

> > * Documentation, manual, blogs coordination etc

We need A LOT of these ^^^

··· -- Later, Lukas #lzap Zapletal

#8

As promised, there is now a community backlog on Trello [1]. It's not
particularly well organised or polished, but it's a start. The list is
publicly viewable (obviously) but privately editable - if anyone has
suggestions to make, either for new ideas or updates to existing
cards, do let me know.

Greg

[1] https://trello.com/b/n4iKIjrr/foreman-community-backlog

··· On 15 September 2015 at 10:41, Greg Sutcliffe wrote: > 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.

#9

Added to my list of conferences, thanks! Hope the talk goes well :wink:

Greg

··· On 17 September 2015 at 10:43, Lukas Zapletal wrote: > For the record, I am speaking at LinuxDays Prague this year: > > https://www.linuxdays.cz/2015/program/