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Hi everyone,

As you know, when marketing LibreOffice we're not just spreading the
word about the software, but the community too! And we try to get new
people involved. I've come across a few websites that we could use for
this -- I haven't investigated further yet, but maybe someone on the
list has some experiences with them...

* https://yourfirstpr.github.io
* https://www.codetriage.com
* https://up-for-grabs.net
* https://www.codenewbie.org/learn

For the final one, we could link to some of the tutorials that were on
the design blog, eg:

https://design.blog.documentfoundation.org/2018/04/14/easyhacking-how-to-make-a-feature-optional/

I'll look in more detail soon, but if anyone has any thoughts or ideas,
just let me know!

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On 23/05/2018 14:46, Mike Saunders wrote:
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> * https://yourfirstpr.github.io
> * https://www.codetriage.com
> * https://up-for-grabs.net
> * https://www.codenewbie.org/learn

I made a Redmine ticket and Ilmari has already provided some feedback here:

https://redmine.documentfoundation.org/issues/2615

And here's another idea -- Fedora magazine is looking for articles. As I
worked for Linux magazines for many years, I could write an article
about how to get involved with LibreOffice (build it on Fedora, an
overview of the code, other ways to help the project etc.)

Do we think that'd be a good way to bring in more people?

Mike

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Dear All,

Recently, I participated in Mozilla Sprint 2018. The similar concepts would be a good way to reach out to the people and community.
We can have Sprint like concepts for the Libre Office projects alone with appropriate promotion.  

The steps that could be solved are:
1 . identifying the pain points need urgent and crowd support to solve it.
2. Asking the community to put forward the necessary items to be solved.
3. Select the list of projects to be used for Sprint of 1-2 days.
4. Provide platform for learn, collaborate and implement solutions.
5. Promote the events by sharing the mementos and goodies to the early birds and great contributors.  


​Sincerely,

Sreekanth V K

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On May 23, 2018 9:46 PM, Mike Saunders <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On 23/05/2018 14:46, Mike Saunders wrote:
>
> > -   https://yourfirstpr.github.io
> > -   https://www.codetriage.com
> > -   https://up-for-grabs.net
> > -   https://www.codenewbie.org/learn
>
> I made a Redmine ticket and Ilmari has already provided some feedback here:
>
> https://redmine.documentfoundation.org/issues/2615
>
> And here's another idea -- Fedora magazine is looking for articles. As I
>
> worked for Linux magazines for many years, I could write an article
>
> about how to get involved with LibreOffice (build it on Fedora, an
>
> overview of the code, other ways to help the project etc.)
>
> Do we think that'd be a good way to bring in more people?
>
> Mike
>
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Hi Sreekanth,

On 23/05/2018 22:22, Sreekanth V K wrote:
>
> Recently, I participated in Mozilla Sprint 2018. The similar concepts
would be a good way to reach out to the people and community.
> We can have Sprint like concepts for the Libre Office projects alone
with appropriate promotion.

Thanks for sharing your experience! It sounds a bit like the hackfests
that we have done in the past, albeit with a broader focus. We're also
doing things like this:

https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2018/05/21/guide-revision-sprint-week/

The main thing is finding the time to organise and run them, so if
anyone has ideas and wants to help out, we'll support you to the best of
our capabilities :-)

Cheers,
Mike

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Dear Mike,

Yes. I was referring to the similar events. Having this sprint as a group activity in different locations would encourage more people to contribute.  

Having some goodies - even virtual like small certificate of appreciation - softcopy would do - would encourage more and students to participate in such events.

We can have our hack fests and Sprints. We need to encourage more and more students and young people to contribute. It also should help them to learn and add some value to their life.

It will be great if we have good collaboration with development team and if they could classify the issues that could be take up in Sprints/Hackfest into different levels and mark them as Beginner (Easy Hack), Medium, Expert (or 5 levels) according to their wish.Also it could be prioritized and marked as urgent, non-urgent, etc.  Provide only those issues similar to the way we present in Sprint week page.  

Share this information across different social media and urge the sprint teams to join us online on one or two days across the world. In case of Mozilla they used Gitter and ether pad for collaboration.

Most important thing is that if the contributors/sprinters have something to take hope as a token of appreciation would encourage lots of people to join. Even stickers, softcopy of certificate would be a good option.

We can take this up. Is it possible to get contact of the people who organised the hack fests in past?


​Sincerely,

Sreekanth V K

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On May 25, 2018 2:22 PM, Mike Saunders <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi Sreekanth,
>
> On 23/05/2018 22:22, Sreekanth V K wrote:
>
> > Recently, I participated in Mozilla Sprint 2018. The similar concepts
>
> would be a good way to reach out to the people and community.
>
> > We can have Sprint like concepts for the Libre Office projects alone
>
> with appropriate promotion.
>
> Thanks for sharing your experience! It sounds a bit like the hackfests
>
> that we have done in the past, albeit with a broader focus. We're also
>
> doing things like this:
>
> https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2018/05/21/guide-revision-sprint-week/
>
> The main thing is finding the time to organise and run them, so if
>
> anyone has ideas and wants to help out, we'll support you to the best of
>
> our capabilities :-)
>
> Cheers,
>
> Mike
>
>
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Hello,

Sreekanth +1 for your idea.

Mike, I was one of the host Mozilla Sprint 2018. We have 10-15 dedicated
people in our community. They are are interested in opensource. I will
engage them if you could start these type of initiative on  l10n, QA,
Document writing etc.


Thank You

Biraj Karmakar
Twitter :*@birajkarmakar*





On Fri, May 25, 2018 at 6:42 PM, Sreekanth V K <
[hidden email]> wrote:

> Dear Mike,
>
> Yes. I was referring to the similar events. Having this sprint as a group
> activity in different locations would encourage more people to contribute.
>
> Having some goodies - even virtual like small certificate of appreciation
> - softcopy would do - would encourage more and students to participate in
> such events.
>
> We can have our hack fests and Sprints. We need to encourage more and more
> students and young people to contribute. It also should help them to learn
> and add some value to their life.
>
> It will be great if we have good collaboration with development team and
> if they could classify the issues that could be take up in Sprints/Hackfest
> into different levels and mark them as Beginner (Easy Hack), Medium, Expert
> (or 5 levels) according to their wish.Also it could be prioritized and
> marked as urgent, non-urgent, etc.  Provide only those issues similar to
> the way we present in Sprint week page.
>
> Share this information across different social media and urge the sprint
> teams to join us online on one or two days across the world. In case of
> Mozilla they used Gitter and ether pad for collaboration.
>
> Most important thing is that if the contributors/sprinters have something
> to take hope as a token of appreciation would encourage lots of people to
> join. Even stickers, softcopy of certificate would be a good option.
>
> We can take this up. Is it possible to get contact of the people who
> organised the hack fests in past?
>
>
> ​Sincerely,
>
> Sreekanth V K
>
> Sent with ProtonMail Secure Email.​
>
> ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
>
> On May 25, 2018 2:22 PM, Mike Saunders <mike.saunders@
> documentfoundation.org> wrote:
>
> > Hi Sreekanth,
> >
> > On 23/05/2018 22:22, Sreekanth V K wrote:
> >
> > > Recently, I participated in Mozilla Sprint 2018. The similar concepts
> >
> > would be a good way to reach out to the people and community.
> >
> > > We can have Sprint like concepts for the Libre Office projects alone
> >
> > with appropriate promotion.
> >
> > Thanks for sharing your experience! It sounds a bit like the hackfests
> >
> > that we have done in the past, albeit with a broader focus. We're also
> >
> > doing things like this:
> >
> > https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2018/05/21/guide-revision-
> sprint-week/
> >
> > The main thing is finding the time to organise and run them, so if
> >
> > anyone has ideas and wants to help out, we'll support you to the best of
> >
> > our capabilities :-)
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Mike
> >
> >
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As I said to Sreekanth, the idea is to organize a marketing call focused
on India during the next couple of weeks, to start organizing marketing
activities. I will follow up early next week with a couple of timeslot
proposals.

On 25/05/2018 15:39, Biraj Karmakar wrote:

> Hello,
>
> Sreekanth +1 for your idea.
>
> Mike, I was one of the host Mozilla Sprint 2018. We have 10-15 dedicated
> people in our community. They are are interested in opensource. I will
> engage them if you could start these type of initiative on  l10n, QA,
> Document writing etc.
>
>
> Thank You
>
> Biraj Karmakar
> Twitter :*@birajkarmakar*
>
>
>
>
>
> On Fri, May 25, 2018 at 6:42 PM, Sreekanth V K <
> [hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Dear Mike,
>>
>> Yes. I was referring to the similar events. Having this sprint as a group
>> activity in different locations would encourage more people to contribute.
>>
>> Having some goodies - even virtual like small certificate of appreciation
>> - softcopy would do - would encourage more and students to participate in
>> such events.
>>
>> We can have our hack fests and Sprints. We need to encourage more and more
>> students and young people to contribute. It also should help them to learn
>> and add some value to their life.
>>
>> It will be great if we have good collaboration with development team and
>> if they could classify the issues that could be take up in Sprints/Hackfest
>> into different levels and mark them as Beginner (Easy Hack), Medium, Expert
>> (or 5 levels) according to their wish.Also it could be prioritized and
>> marked as urgent, non-urgent, etc.  Provide only those issues similar to
>> the way we present in Sprint week page.
>>
>> Share this information across different social media and urge the sprint
>> teams to join us online on one or two days across the world. In case of
>> Mozilla they used Gitter and ether pad for collaboration.
>>
>> Most important thing is that if the contributors/sprinters have something
>> to take hope as a token of appreciation would encourage lots of people to
>> join. Even stickers, softcopy of certificate would be a good option.
>>
>> We can take this up. Is it possible to get contact of the people who
>> organised the hack fests in past?
>>
>>
>> ​Sincerely,
>>
>> Sreekanth V K
>>
>> Sent with ProtonMail Secure Email.​
>>
>> ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
>>
>> On May 25, 2018 2:22 PM, Mike Saunders <mike.saunders@
>> documentfoundation.org> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Sreekanth,
>>>
>>> On 23/05/2018 22:22, Sreekanth V K wrote:
>>>
>>>> Recently, I participated in Mozilla Sprint 2018. The similar concepts
>>>
>>> would be a good way to reach out to the people and community.
>>>
>>>> We can have Sprint like concepts for the Libre Office projects alone
>>>
>>> with appropriate promotion.
>>>
>>> Thanks for sharing your experience! It sounds a bit like the hackfests
>>>
>>> that we have done in the past, albeit with a broader focus. We're also
>>>
>>> doing things like this:
>>>
>>> https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2018/05/21/guide-revision-
>> sprint-week/
>>>
>>> The main thing is finding the time to organise and run them, so if
>>>
>>> anyone has ideas and wants to help out, we'll support you to the best of
>>>
>>> our capabilities :-)
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>>
>>> Mike


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I think we can make a difference if we plan it well.


​Sincerely,

Sreekanth V K

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On May 25, 2018 7:16 PM, Italo Vignoli <[hidden email]> wrote:

> As I said to Sreekanth, the idea is to organize a marketing call focused
>
> on India during the next couple of weeks, to start organizing marketing
>
> activities. I will follow up early next week with a couple of timeslot
>
> proposals.
>
> On 25/05/2018 15:39, Biraj Karmakar wrote:
>
> > Hello,
> >
> > Sreekanth +1 for your idea.
> >
> > Mike, I was one of the host Mozilla Sprint 2018. We have 10-15 dedicated
> >
> > people in our community. They are are interested in opensource. I will
> >
> > engage them if you could start these type of initiative on l10n, QA,
> >
> > Document writing etc.
> >
> > Thank You
> >
> > Biraj Karmakar
> >
> > Twitter :@birajkarmakar
> >
> > On Fri, May 25, 2018 at 6:42 PM, Sreekanth V K <
> >
> > [hidden email]> wrote:
> >
> > > Dear Mike,
> > >
> > > Yes. I was referring to the similar events. Having this sprint as a group
> > >
> > > activity in different locations would encourage more people to contribute.
> > >
> > > Having some goodies - even virtual like small certificate of appreciation
> > >
> > > -   softcopy would do - would encourage more and students to participate in
> > >    
> > >     such events.
> > >    
> > >
> > > We can have our hack fests and Sprints. We need to encourage more and more
> > >
> > > students and young people to contribute. It also should help them to learn
> > >
> > > and add some value to their life.
> > >
> > > It will be great if we have good collaboration with development team and
> > >
> > > if they could classify the issues that could be take up in Sprints/Hackfest
> > >
> > > into different levels and mark them as Beginner (Easy Hack), Medium, Expert
> > >
> > > (or 5 levels) according to their wish.Also it could be prioritized and
> > >
> > > marked as urgent, non-urgent, etc. Provide only those issues similar to
> > >
> > > the way we present in Sprint week page.
> > >
> > > Share this information across different social media and urge the sprint
> > >
> > > teams to join us online on one or two days across the world. In case of
> > >
> > > Mozilla they used Gitter and ether pad for collaboration.
> > >
> > > Most important thing is that if the contributors/sprinters have something
> > >
> > > to take hope as a token of appreciation would encourage lots of people to
> > >
> > > join. Even stickers, softcopy of certificate would be a good option.
> > >
> > > We can take this up. Is it possible to get contact of the people who
> > >
> > > organised the hack fests in past?
> > >
> > > Sincerely,
> > >
> > > Sreekanth V K
> > >
> > > Sent with ProtonMail Secure Email.
> > >
> > > ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
> > >
> > > On May 25, 2018 2:22 PM, Mike Saunders <mike.saunders@
> > >
> > > documentfoundation.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hi Sreekanth,
> > > >
> > > > On 23/05/2018 22:22, Sreekanth V K wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Recently, I participated in Mozilla Sprint 2018. The similar concepts
> > > >
> > > > would be a good way to reach out to the people and community.
> > > >
> > > > > We can have Sprint like concepts for the Libre Office projects alone
> > > >
> > > > with appropriate promotion.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks for sharing your experience! It sounds a bit like the hackfests
> > > >
> > > > that we have done in the past, albeit with a broader focus. We're also
> > > >
> > > > doing things like this:
> > > >
> > > > https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2018/05/21/guide-revision-
> > > >
> > > > sprint-week/
> > > >
> > > > The main thing is finding the time to organise and run them, so if
> > > >
> > > > anyone has ideas and wants to help out, we'll support you to the best of
> > > >
> > > > our capabilities :-)
> > > >
> > > > Cheers,
> > > >
> > > > Mike
>
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