Community its easier than you think

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Community its easier than you think

  1. 1. By blueRiver
  2. 2. Mura CMS ! ! Community:! It’s easier than you think!!
  3. 3. About Me: Grant Shepert • Developer for 20 years • Started using Mura CMS in 2008 • Plugin development : Meld MiniCommerce, Forums, many others • Core contributor: Drag/Drop FormBuilder, Bundles • Head the office in London, UK
  4. 4. What is community?
  5. 5. What is community? it’s not just about contributing code!
  6. 6. What is community?
  7. 7. What is community? • sharing ideas • asking questions • answering questions • distributing knowledge • mentoring • building awareness • expansion into other neighbourhoods • robust, healthy and self-sustaining
  8. 8. Why is it important?
  9. 9. Why is it important? • awareness
  10. 10. Why is it important? • awareness • creates a resource pool
  11. 11. Why is it important? • awareness • creates a resource pool • mentors and Subject Matter Experts
  12. 12. Why is it important? • awareness • creates a resource pool • mentors and Subject Matter Experts • trust and respect
  13. 13. Why is it important? • awareness • creates a resource pool • mentors and Subject Matter Experts • trust and respect • long life
  14. 14. Why is it important? • awareness • creates a resource pool • mentors and Subject Matter Experts • trust and respect • long life • profit
  15. 15. I would but…
  16. 16. I would but… • …I’m shy
  17. 17. I would but… • …I’m shy • …I can’t code
  18. 18. I would but… • …I’m shy • …I can’t code • …I don’t know how
  19. 19. I would but… • …I’m shy • …I can’t code • …I don’t know how • …I had a bad experience
  20. 20. I would but… • …I’m shy • …I can’t code • …I don’t know how • …I had a bad experience • …I have a problem with commitment
  21. 21. Blogging & Social Media
  22. 22. Blogging & Social Media • Let people know about the cool things you are working on
  23. 23. Blogging & Social Media • Let people know about the cool things you are working on • Solve a problem? Write a blog about it!
  24. 24. Blogging & Social Media • Let people know about the cool things you are working on • Solve a problem? Write a blog about it! • Share what excites you
  25. 25. Blogging & Social Media • Let people know about the cool things you are working on • Solve a problem? Write a blog about it! • Share what excites you • Discoveries and successes
  26. 26. Blogging & Social Media • Let people know about the cool things you are working on • Solve a problem? Write a blog about it! • Share what excites you • Discoveries and successes • Failures and frustrations
  27. 27. Blogging & Social Media
  28. 28. Blogging & Social Media
  29. 29. Blogging & Social Media
  30. 30. Blogging & Social Media
  31. 31. Evangelism
  32. 32. Evangelism • Engage in conversations
  33. 33. Evangelism • Engage in conversations • Promote your work, your tools, your success stories
  34. 34. Evangelism • Engage in conversations • Promote your work, your tools, your success stories • Introduce Mura to other communities
  35. 35. Evangelism • Engage in conversations • Promote your work, your tools, your success stories • Introduce Mura to other communities • Show off your work
  36. 36. Conferences
  37. 37. Conferences • Do presentations
  38. 38. Conferences • Do presentations • Lightning talks
  39. 39. Conferences • Do presentations • Lightning talks • B.O.F.s
  40. 40. Conferences • Do presentations • Lightning talks • B.O.F.s • Attend, chat, educate
  41. 41. Themes
  42. 42. Themes • Design a theme
  43. 43. Themes • Design a theme • Client design … generic / distributable?
  44. 44. Themes • Design a theme • Client design … generic / distributable? • Theme Forrest … sell your themes!
  45. 45. Community Support
  46. 46. Community Support • Google Group
  47. 47. Community Support • Google Group • LinkedIn
  48. 48. Community Support • Google Group • LinkedIn • GitHub
  49. 49. Community Support • Google Group • LinkedIn • GitHub • also on Twitter, StackOverflow, Facebook
  50. 50. Community Support • Google Group • LinkedIn • GitHub • also on Twitter, StackOverflow, Facebook
  51. 51. Translations
  52. 52. Translations • Mura currently translated into multiple languages
  53. 53. Translations • Mura currently translated into multiple languages • Project crowdin.net/projects/MuraCMS
  54. 54. Translations • Mura currently translated into multiple languages • Project crowdin.net/projects/MuraCMS • 4 complete, 7 partial, many to go
  55. 55. Translations • Mura currently translated into multiple languages • Project crowdin.net/projects/MuraCMS • 4 complete, 7 partial, many to go • Mura documentation
  56. 56. Bug reporting
  57. 57. Bug reporting • Find a bug and report it
  58. 58. Bug reporting • Find a bug and report it • GitHub is a community ‘support’ hub too
  59. 59. Bug reporting • Find a bug and report it • GitHub is a community ‘support’ hub too
  60. 60. Bug reporting • Find a bug and report it • GitHub is a community ‘support’ hub too • post issues
  61. 61. Bug reporting • Find a bug and report it • GitHub is a community ‘support’ hub too • post issues • fix & pull request
  62. 62. Documentation
  63. 63. Documentation • Development • Best Practise • Code Examples • Themes • Administration • Plugins • Quick Start Guides • Installation • How To Tutorials • Implementation • Translate • Contribute to the official documentation
  64. 64. Documentation
  65. 65. Documentation • Delivery methods
  66. 66. Documentation • Delivery methods • online, books, tutorials (uDemy, NetTuts), videos, app/ digital
  67. 67. Documentation • Delivery methods • online, books, tutorials (uDemy, NetTuts), videos, app/ digital • Updates
  68. 68. Documentation • Delivery methods • online, books, tutorials (uDemy, NetTuts), videos, app/ digital • Updates • Mura Publish + Workflow
  69. 69. Documentation • Delivery methods • online, books, tutorials (uDemy, NetTuts), videos, app/ digital • Updates • Mura Publish + Workflow • Translations
  70. 70. Documentation • Delivery methods • online, books, tutorials (uDemy, NetTuts), videos, app/ digital • Updates • Mura Publish + Workflow • Translations • Translation Manager
  71. 71. $.getBean(‘co Code
  72. 72. $.getBean(‘co Code • GitHub: 120 contributions
  73. 73. $.getBean(‘co Code • GitHub: 120 contributions • Post a solution
  74. 74. $.getBean(‘co Code • GitHub: 120 contributions • Post a solution • Write a plugin
  75. 75. $.getBean(‘co Code • GitHub: 120 contributions • Post a solution • Write a plugin • 390 Github projects
  76. 76. $.getBean(‘co Code • GitHub: 120 contributions • Post a solution • Write a plugin • 390 Github projects • Contribute functionality
  77. 77. $.getBean(‘co Code • GitHub: 120 contributions • Post a solution • Write a plugin • 390 Github projects • Contribute functionality • Sponsor functionality
  78. 78. $.getBean(‘co Code • GitHub: 120 contributions • Post a solution • Write a plugin • 390 Github projects • Contribute functionality • Sponsor functionality • Workflow, Approval Chains via RCUK
  79. 79. Participation Optional
  80. 80. Participation Optional • Do what you’re comfortable with
  81. 81. Participation Optional • Do what you’re comfortable with • Don’t be afraid to reach out to us
  82. 82. Participation Optional • Do what you’re comfortable with • Don’t be afraid to reach out to us • Don’t be discouraged
  83. 83. Participation Optional • Do what you’re comfortable with • Don’t be afraid to reach out to us • Don’t be discouraged • Be socially responsible
  84. 84. Participation Optional • Do what you’re comfortable with • Don’t be afraid to reach out to us • Don’t be discouraged • Be socially responsible • Participation is optional, but encouraged
  85. 85. Participation Optional • Do what you’re comfortable with • Don’t be afraid to reach out to us • Don’t be discouraged • Be socially responsible • Participation is optional, but encouraged • Don’t expect to get out more than you put in
  86. 86. Participation Optional • Do what you’re comfortable with • Don’t be afraid to reach out to us • Don’t be discouraged • Be socially responsible • Participation is optional, but encouraged • Don’t expect to get out more than you put in • Blue River will support the community, but not be the community
  87. 87. Hey…
  88. 88. Hey… … since I have your attention …
  89. 89. Hey… … since I have your attention … … do you have any suggestions on improving, inspiring, growing or managing the community?
  90. 90. Thank You! Thanks for attending MuraCon, for your contributions, and for your involvement in our community!

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