Cultivating codeless contributors

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Cultivating codeless contributors

  1. 1. Cultivating CodelessContributors
  2. 2. Whoami? PHP Programmer Ubuntu Member (since 2006)Ubuntu Regional Membership Board Linux Australia (OCM)Sydney Linux Users Group (Secretary)
  3. 3. Many hands make light work ~John Heywood
  4. 4. Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. ~Vince Lombardi
  5. 5. First, set the tone of your community.
  6. 6. Ubuntu Code of Conduct
  7. 7. A standard of behaviour
  8. 8. Inclusiveness
  9. 9. Diversity is good!(newbies, minorities, women)
  10. 10. What does your project need?
  11. 11. GUI Artwork
  12. 12. Website or server maintenance
  13. 13. User support
  14. 14. Marketing
  15. 15. What should your Developers be doing?
  16. 16. None.
  17. 17. Developers should be Developing
  18. 18. Not OO.o documents
  19. 19. Srsly.
  20. 20. How to get Artwork?
  21. 21. Ask
  22. 22. Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase
  23. 23. 1. Submit photo, music or video
  24. 24. 2. Community selects favourite
  25. 25. 3. Winners get kudos and exposure
  26. 26. Great for portfolios!
  27. 27. How to get Documentation?
  28. 28. Provide a space.
  29. 29. Wikis
  30. 30. Free service: WIkia
  31. 31. Hackfests: Gobby, Wave
  32. 32. Comment your code
  33. 33. Even if you think its good
  34. 34. How to get Website Content?
  35. 35. CMS dont require code
  36. 36. News feed
  37. 37. Free service: Wordpress.com
  38. 38. How to get server maintenance?
  39. 39. Users donate server space
  40. 40. Experience for junior Sysadmins
  41. 41. How to get support channels?
  42. 42. IRC, Forums, mailing list
  43. 43. Free IRC services: Freenode, OFTC
  44. 44. Free forum/mail service: Google Groups
  45. 45. How to get marketing?
  46. 46. Excite your users.
  47. 47. Expos, demos and fliers
  48. 48. Conference talks
  49. 49. How to get all this to work?
  50. 50. Cat herders.
  51. 51. Someone to coordinate
  52. 52. Ensure communication
  53. 53. Sysadmins → Developers
  54. 54. Developers → Marketing
  55. 55. Marketing → Website
  56. 56. Website → Artwork
  57. 57. Artwork → Developers
  58. 58. How to excite your volunteers?
  59. 59. ACKNOWLEDGE!
  60. 60. SHOW appreciation
  61. 61. Practice time!
  62. 62. Thank you for OSDC!
  63. 63. Other acks http://www.flickr.com/photos/samoube/170255970/ backgroundhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/ktylerconk/2526260320/ single gardener http://www.flickr.com/photos/g_w_y_n/3450143627/ market garden

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