Contributing to Qt: It's not all about code

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Contributions to Qt are not exclusively tied to coding; there are many other ways of actively joining the Qt community. This talk will give an overview of the different means we put in place and …

Contributions to Qt are not exclusively tied to coding; there are many other ways of actively joining the Qt community. This talk will give an overview of the different means we put in place and explains how to use them.

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  • Who has contributed something to an OSS project?Who has done volunteer work for some cause?Who has borrowed something to a neighbor?What was your motivation?http://www.flickr.com/photos/annnna/2228189828/
  • Most obvious points and benefitsNot only you contribute but also others = beneficial for both sides.Who is working for a company with one or more full time marketers?Who is working for a company with one or more full time sales people?Personal benefit: network, visibility, showing of expertise
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/kimigasukidakara/2708997541/
  • Who has reported a bug before?Who has reported a bug in Qt before?http://www.flickr.com/photos/adamentmeat/5003171724/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/barkbud/4883411070/
  • Define community here.http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevendepolo/3242004489/
  • Reminder: still talking about supporting other Qt users
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/seeminglee/4556156477/

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  • 1. Contributing to Qt
    It’s not all about code.
    by Alexandra Leisse
    @troubalex
  • 2. Who is she?
    Web Community Manager since 2008
    Qt Developer Network
    Online Communities
    Social Media
  • 3. Want some more?
    Based in Oslo
    Teenage son
    Via the arts to IT
  • 4. Agenda.
    Feedback
    Where?
    What?
    Community
    Support Users
    Spread the Word
    Documentation
  • 5. Contribute Code
    Qt 4.8:
    Modularization
    Next steps in Open Governance
  • 6.
  • 7. What’s in it for me?
    Improved product
    Better resources
    Faster learning
    Support from other developers
    Great exposure
  • 8. Feedback.
  • 9. On What?
    Pre-releases
    APIs & Features
    Roadmap
    Performance
    Developer Experience
    Bugs
  • 10. Where?
    Mailing-lists
    Blog comments
    Qt Developer Network
    JIRA
  • 11. http://developer.qt.nokia.com
  • 12. Bugs.
  • 13. Bugs
    Report
    Comment
    Vote
    Request new features
    JIRA, please.
  • 14. http://developer.qt.nokia.com
    /wiki/ReportingBugsInQt
  • 15. Praise!
  • 16. Community.
  • 17. SUPPORT other Qt USERS
    COMMUNITY
  • 18. http://developer.qt.nokia.com
  • 19. Qt Developer Network
    Forums
    Wiki
    Groups
    FAQ
  • 20.
  • 21. Qt Developer Network
    Forums
    Wiki
    Groups
    FAQ
    Tagging & Rating
  • 22.
  • 23. Share the love!
    Localize content
    Spread relevant content
  • 24. Meet the cool kids.
    Mailing-lists
    IRC
    #qt
    #qt-labs
    Other channels (#qt-$project)
  • 25. SPREAD THE WORD
    COMMUNITY
  • 26. Create your own content!
    Localization/Translation
    Articles and Guides
    Submissions to Tech Magazines
  • 27. … or …
    Blogs
    Tweets
    Videos
    Comments on other people’s content
    Social sharing
  • 28. IRL
    Presentations
    Conferences
    Networking
    Trainings
  • 29. Documentation.
  • 30. Type!
    Translations
    Comments
    Doc fixes
    Use cases
  • 31. Hack!
    Demo Apps
    Examples
  • 32. write awesome applications and talk about them!
    … but most of all …
  • 33.
  • 34. kthxbai
    @troubalex
    alexandra.leisse@nokia.com