Day 2 of the promo sprint has found an end, and it’s time to sit down and write about it.
Till now, it was an awesome experience for me to finally meet some faces behind the (mostly) virtual concept of the KDE community. Overall great people and i am feeling more motivated than before to go forward and trying to help out more in the area of the KDE websites (maybe even promo itself now).
So, we are stuck to the room (or better, two of them, to do teamwork). What did we do so far?
It was already mentioned that the main issue was on rebranding KDE. And was worked out so far really seems like a good idea, from the first impression it is way better than before and can really solve some missunderstandings about KDE really is. But we need to wait for the official announcement before saying anything… so, stay tuned and watch the DOT.
Anyway, the main point why i am here is the www part of this sprint. This has some surprises to me, actually. First, i was not aware, that this area is on focus for our beloved promo crowd (at least not at this time). Second, not far ago we already tried some
enhancements to it from the forum team. And as it seems, we were just slightly to early.
There will be some major improvements on the main KDE site, most of that was discussed in the last 2 days. Again, stay tuned to see results (is this called “making your mouth wet” or something?)
Then, one important thing and one of my pet projects, was a discussion about how to introduce new contributors. Well, some maybe know about the “klassroom” project the forum had some time ago. Unfortunately this was not as regularly as it was supposed to be. Just because we went out of manpower for this.
So, this is my call to any contributor to KDE out there: Become a mentor on the forums and do a klassroom session to help out new contributors!. It doesn’t matter which area it is, be it coding, artwork, translation, bughunting, webdeveloping, doc writing, etc. Whichever area you work on for KDE, think of becoming a mentor to involve possible contributors to real life subjects on your topic. Maintainer or not, doesn’t matter. And it is way easier than you think. If you are interested, don’t hesitate to contact me or one of the forum staff or just visit us on freenode in the channel #kde-forum. Any questions can be answered.
So far so good, bed is calling, last day is coming. Good night everyone.