[openstack-dev] [all] Community managed tech/dev blog: Call for opinions and ideas

Joshua Harlow harlowja at fastmail.com
Mon Nov 27 18:54:02 UTC 2017

Flavio Percoco wrote:
> Greetings,
> Last Thursday[0], at the TC office hours, we brainstormed a bit around
> the idea
> of having a tech blog. This idea came first from Joshua Harlow and it
> was then
> briefly discussed at the summit too.
> The idea, we have gathered, is to have a space where the community could
> write
> technical posts about OpenStack. The idea is not to have an aggregator
> (that's
> what our planet[1] is for) but a place to write original and curated
> content.
> During the conversation, we argued about what kind of content would be
> acceptable for this platform. Here are some ideas of things we could
> have there:
> - Posts that are dev-oriented (e.g: new functions on an oslo lib)
> - Posts that facilitate upstream development (e.g: My awesome dev setup)
> - Deep dive into libvirt internals
> - ideas?
> As Chris Dent pointed out on that conversation, we should avoid making this
> place a replacement for things that would otherwise go on the mailing
> list -
> activity reports, for example. Having dev news in this platform, we would
> overlap with things that go already on the mailing list and, arguably,
> we would
> be defeating the purpose of the platform. But, there might be room for
> both(?)
> Ultimately, we should avoid topics promoting new features in services as
> that's what
> superuser[2] is for.
> So, what are your thoughts about this? What kind of content would you
> rather
> have posted here? Do you like the idea at all?

Yes, I like it :)

I want a place that is like http://blog.kubernetes.io/

With say an editor that solicits (and backlogs topics and stories and 
such) various developers/architects at various companies and creates a 
actually human curated place for developers and technology and 
architecture to be spot-lighted.

To me personal blogs can be used for this, sure, but that sort of misses 
the point of having a place that is targeted for this (and no I don't 
really care about finding and subscribing to 100+ random joe blogs that 
I will never look at more than once). Ideally that place would not 
become `elitist` as some others have mentioned in this thread (ie, don't 
pick an elitist editor? lol).

The big desire for me is to actually have a editor (a person or people) 
involved that is keeping such a blog going and editing it and curating 
it and ensuring it gets found in google searches and is *developer* 

> [0]
> http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/irclogs/%23openstack-tc/%23openstack-tc.2017-11-23.log.html#t2017-11-23T15:01:25
> [1] http://planet.openstack.org/
> [2] http://superuser.openstack.org/
> Flavio
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> Flavio Percoco
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