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GeoWeb Community Development: How Web 2.0 are you?

A look at how the GeoWeb Community is embracing the world of Web 2.0 and social media. Ideas on how to grow and develop the community in the future. Presented at the 2009 ESRI Developer Summit in Palm Springs, CA

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GeoWeb Community Development: How Web 2.0 are you?

  1. 1. GeoWeb Community Development “How Web 2.0 are you?” Allan Laframboise EDN Team - .NET Technology Lead @AL_Laframboise
  2. 2. today, mostGIS developers know
  3. 3. the Web is our platform development & communication
  4. 4. what we might not realize
  5. 5. Web 2.0 Badges Blogs Standards Contributors has Open ID Rating changed… XML Sharing SOAP Social Networking Consumers RIA RSS Social Media Standards Wikis Video Collaboration Podcasts Feedback
  6. 6. how we design applications
  7. 7. interact with the web
  8. 8. find information
  9. 9. communicate with others
  10. 10. there’s this “thing” called social media
  11. 11. sharing sites
  12. 12. sharing sites for developers
  13. 13. really that different? social media sharing sites
  14. 14. user account discover information find people ask a question share participate
  15. 15. the reality…
  16. 16. social media exposes our thoughts , identity, information
  17. 17. increases our transparency
  18. 18. define strangers social acquaintances Inner friends circles Inner friends inner friends
  19. 19. target anything our conversations more generic Inner friends Inner friends focused
  20. 20. mix business with pleasure
  21. 21. …should we really be worried?
  22. 22. no problem telling people where we are!
  23. 23. can’t tell them who we are
  24. 24. or what we are doing
  25. 25. multiple identities two facebook accounts two twitter accounts
  26. 26. this makes life complicated
  27. 27. be yourself establish trust
  28. 28. trust + value = relationships = networks = …
  29. 29. Success!
  30. 30. we need to embrace social media and networking as a core component of Web 2.0
  31. 31. we decided to ask the GIS community
  32. 32. How “Web 2.0” are you?
  33. 33. we sent out a survey… over 1400 GIS developers, technologists, analysts…
  34. 34. and asked…
  35. 35. How valuable are Web 2.0 resources and tools?
  36. 36. RSS feeds & news aggregators e.g. Technorati, Digg, Reddit 77% 23% Valuable Not Valuable
  37. 37. Bookmarking e.g. Delicious 89% 11% Valuable Not Valuable
  38. 38. Video and Media e.g YouTube 71% 29% Valuable Not Valuable
  39. 39. Social networking tools e.g. Twitter, MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn… 85% 15% Valuable Not Valuable
  40. 40. Groups e.g., Google, Yahoo 72% 28% Valuable Not Valuable
  41. 41. Code sharing e.g. CodePlex, SourceForge 57% 43% Valuable Not Valuable
  42. 42. Document sharing e.g. Wikipedia, DocStoc, Scribd 53% 47% Valuable Not Valuable
  43. 43. Widgets and gadgets e.g. Yahoo, Google 68% 32% Valuable Not Valuable
  44. 44. 100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0%
  45. 45. You find some value in… Web 2.0 sharing tools Online groups
  46. 46. Less value with… RSS feeds and aggregators Social bookmarking Social networking sites Social media and video
  47. 47. Interesting…
  48. 48. Aren’t these core components of Web 2.0?
  49. 49. we asked…
  50. 50. What types of Web 2.0 “activities” are important to you?
  51. 51. Find others in the community 52% 48% Important Not Important
  52. 52. Membership profiles 68% 32% Important Not Important
  53. 53. Sharing code and documents 74% 26% Important Not Important
  54. 54. Leaving feedback 70% 30% Important Not Important
  55. 55. Collaborative software development 54% 46% Important Not Important
  56. 56. Subscribing to RSS feeds 58% 42% Important Not Important
  57. 57. Rating Web content 72% 28% Important Not Important
  58. 58. Sharing resources with social media 78% 22% Important Not Important
  59. 59. 80% 60% 40% 20% 0%
  60. 60. You are interested in… Finding others Sharing Collaboration Leaving feedback
  61. 61. You are not as interested in… Membership profiles Chat
  62. 62. Interesting…
  63. 63. we asked…
  64. 64. How valuable are our (ESRI.com) Web 2.0 resources? option: don’t use
  65. 65. Discussion forums 90% 7% 3% Not Valuable Don't use Valuable
  66. 66. Knowledge base articles 94% 5% 2% Not Valuable Don't use Valuable
  67. 67. Support notifications 92% 3% 5% Not Valuable Don't use Valuable
  68. 68. Newsletters and publications 85% 10% 5% Not Valuable Don't use Valuable
  69. 69. Code galleries 81% 14% 5% Not Valuable Don't use Valuable
  70. 70. Arcscripts 82% 12% 5% Not Valuable Don't use Valuable
  71. 71. Ed Services webcasts 71% 20% 9% Not Valuable Don't use Valuable
  72. 72. Blogs 55% 33% 12% Not Valuable Don't use Valuable
  73. 73. Media and videos 50% 33% 18% Not Valuable Don't use Valuable
  74. 74. Podcasts 47% 38% 15% Not Valuable Don't use Valuable
  75. 75. ESRI email list servers 49% 34% 17% Not Valuable Don't use Valuable
  76. 76. 100% 80% 60% 40% 20% Not Valuable Don't use 0% Valuable
  77. 77. You find value in… Forums Code Galleries Knowledge Base Notifications
  78. 78. Less value in … Blogs Media and video Podcasts
  79. 79. Others don’t use… Blogs Media and video Podcasts
  80. 80. Interesting…
  81. 81. we asked…
  82. 82. Would it be valuable to participate in an online community?
  83. 83. Product based 95% 5% Valuable Not Valuable
  84. 84. Technology based 87% 13% Valuable Not Valuable
  85. 85. Industry based 75% 25% Valuable Not Valuable
  86. 86. IT based 77% 23% Valuable Not Valuable
  87. 87. Database 86% 14% Valuable Not Valuable
  88. 88. User group 76% 24% Valuable Not Valuable
  89. 89. 100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0%
  90. 90. you… communities
  91. 91. what have we learned so far?
  92. 92. the GIS community is conservative
  93. 93. we’re uncertain of the value of social media
  94. 94. we want to share and collaborate
  95. 95. we love online communities
  96. 96. Web 2.0 development @
  97. 97. “Did you know…”
  98. 98. blogs.esri.com new home page 17 blogs
  99. 99. we have polls we want your feedback…
  100. 100. we summarize… we value your feedback…
  101. 101. Remember the API evaluator? you can make a difference…
  102. 102. we respond to comments…
  103. 103. 11 resource centers
  104. 104. random facts… Deployed in June of 2008 Up to 78,000+ visitors per mo 60% using IE, 32% using Firefox Most active developer pages Javascript Flex
  105. 105. you can leave feedback…
  106. 106. we respond
  107. 107. 13 community sites
  108. 108. new for Silverlight developers
  109. 109. community resources…
  110. 110. code galleries are for everyone
  111. 111. RSS comments ratings
  112. 112. supports embedded HTML tags
  113. 113. link to other resources
  114. 114. View it Live - not just for Internet applications
  115. 115. What if you have newer versions of code?
  116. 116. no problem! use versioned directories File.zip v1.0 v1.1 …
  117. 117. you can RSS to the forums!
  118. 118. media galleries new…
  119. 119. media galleries host videos, ppts… ESRItv How to… Presentations
  120. 120. Wiki pages future…
  121. 121. more active in the external community…
  122. 122. Facebook RSS
  123. 123. EDNDeveloperResources Delicious
  124. 124. Youtube.com/esritv YouTube and Viddler
  125. 125. Twitter @ESRI @ESRIDevSummit @ESRIUC EDN @AL_Laframboise @JimBarry @agup @dcardella
  126. 126. what is twitter? micro-blogging friends followers instant message talk to the world listen to the world
  127. 127. DEMO – GeoTweeters ArcGIS Silverlight API ArcGIS Online Silverlight Virtual Earth API Twitter Service
  128. 128. don’t know what to say? of value!
  129. 129. at ESRI, we’ve been Web 2.0-enabling more resources
  130. 130. we’ve become more Web 2.0-enabled ourselves
  131. 131. we’ve become more “social”
  132. 132. a lot more work ahead of us…
  133. 133. we need to support grow and the GeoWeb Community
  134. 134. bring the community together
  135. 135. but what can you do?
  136. 136. ask yourself…
  137. 137. Are you Web 2.0 enabled?
  138. 138. are you listening
  139. 139. are you plugged in
  140. 140. are you using all of the tools
  141. 141. have you set up Alerts
  142. 142. are you informed
  143. 143. are you tuned in to your peers
  144. 144. are you participating! Consumer 99% or Contributor 1%
  145. 145. we all have something valuable to share
  146. 146. provide feedback
  147. 147. have you told a friend… you would be surprised how much we don’t know…
  148. 148. join the conversations
  149. 149. homework assignment #1
  150. 150. Build a GeoWeb “Dashboard” Alerts Alerts SocialMedia Social Media RSS RSS
  151. 151. homework assignment #2
  152. 152. sign up for a twitter account
  153. 153. start listening
  154. 154. start sharing
  155. 155. get geo-connected
  156. 156. be yourself
  157. 157. thank you!
  158. 158. Allan Laframboise EDN Team - .NET Technology Lead alaframboise@esri.com www.twitter.com/AL_Laframboise edn.esri.com

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