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

Joshua Harlow harlowja at fastmail.com
Mon Nov 27 19:44:54 UTC 2017

Doug Hellmann wrote:
> Excerpts from Joshua Harlow's message of 2017-11-27 10:54:02 -0800:
>> 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*
>> focused...
> Are you volunteering? :-)

You don't want me to be an editor ;)

> Doug
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