In the last couple of weeks, I have worked on various gnomie tasks:
- I submitted a nomination application entering GNOME for a 2012 Computer World Honors Award. Thank you so much to Karen Sandler, Juanjo Marin, and Bryen Yunashko for all your help. Collaboration works, and what a fun way to get the job done! We’ll keep our fingers crossed.
- Started working with Allan Day on the big project of improving the news infrastructure of GNOME. We hope to streamline the process for gathering and distributing news, with the goals of stimulating more contributions, ensuring fresh content on http://www.gnome.org, and communicating more effectively with our 16,000 followers on social media like Facebook and Twitter.
- Our current thoughts are represented in the diagram below, which I added to the wiki, along with comments. Sri has suggested creating some quality videos from events like GUADEC. I’d be more than happy to make the videos happen at GUADEC, if I get to go! BryenY has made several suggestions about the News Crew editorial process based on his experience creating news for openSUSE. Of course, he reminded me again of the importance of subtitles in all of our videos- thank you Bryen 🙂
Finally, our fearless leader, Karen Sandler, has received rave reviews for her keynote presentation at Linux Conference Australia. According to Jacob Applebaum, “Karen Sandler’s keynote at
#LCA2012 is hilarious; she’s a great public speaker and her talk about heart implants is thought provoking.” Thank you, Karen.
It’s gonna be a good year!
I’ve been enjoying working on the new “friends” pages of the website. They’re about ready to go, except for the donation form, the most important part!
Take a look here: http://www.gnome.org/friends-2
Yesterday, I saw a request on the wiki for an ad to be made and placed on stackoverflow. I made one, and it received enough votes to be placed in rotation on their site. They suggested I should place it in a couple of other forums as well- so I plan to! Here it is:
It’s winter in the Colorado mountains. We’re skiing and skating, and hoping for more snow!