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'Not a developer? not a problem!' Brett Profitt #ECSF

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  • 1. Not a Developer? Not a problem! Giving back is more than code!Brett Profitt • ElggCamp SF 2012 • brett@elgg.org • @brettprofitt
  • 2. Conversations: The curious"I love Elgg. Is there a plugin that...?" @BrettProfitt • SpeakerRate: http://el.gg/as3ai
  • 3. Conversations: The demanding"I love Elgg. You need to write a plugin that..." @BrettProfitt • SpeakerRate: http://el.gg/as3ai
  • 4. Conversations: The threatening"I use Elgg. Im going to switch to Socialize Wowzer X-Treme Pro Elite unless you..." @BrettProfitt • SpeakerRate: http://el.gg/as3ai
  • 5. Conversations: The true love "I love Elgg. How can I help?" @BrettProfitt • SpeakerRate: http://el.gg/as3ai
  • 6. An OSS project is more than code● Community● Documentation● Evangelism● (Others, but we only have 20 minutes!) @BrettProfitt • SpeakerRate: http://el.gg/as3ai
  • 7. Community● Moderate community site● Try and comment on plugins● Help newbies @BrettProfitt • SpeakerRate: http://el.gg/as3ai
  • 8. Community - Adopt a newbie example Matt Beckett helps a newbie @BrettProfitt • SpeakerRate: http://el.gg/as3ai
  • 9. Documentation● Non-technical docs● Lessons learned● Docs for users @BrettProfitt • SpeakerRate: http://el.gg/as3ai
  • 10. Community - User documentationArvixes Elgg blog by Rodolfo Hernandez @BrettProfitt • SpeakerRate: http://el.gg/as3ai
  • 11. Evangelism● Telling people about Elgg● Holding meetups● Tweeting, suggesting it to people to try, blogging @BrettProfitt • SpeakerRate: http://el.gg/as3ai
  • 12. Community - EvangelismElgg Meetup LDN (Laura Gill) and NYC (Mike Kasper, Rene Yap) @BrettProfitt • SpeakerRate: http://el.gg/as3ai
  • 13. Community is #1● Everything is important, but community is #1.● Plans to improve the Elgg community ○ New theme ○ Improved plugin repo ○ Karma plugin ○ Ignore users @BrettProfitt • SpeakerRate: http://el.gg/as3ai
  • 14. Not a Developer? Not a problem! SpeakerRate: http://el.gg/as3aiBrett Profitt • ElggCamp SF 2012 • brett@elgg.org • @brettprofitt

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