[openstack-dev] [all] Community managed tech/dev blog: Call for opinions and ideas
doug at doughellmann.com
Mon Nov 27 19:59:23 UTC 2017
Excerpts from Joshua Harlow's message of 2017-11-27 11:44:54 -0800:
> Doug Hellmann wrote:
> > Excerpts from Joshua Harlow's message of 2017-11-27 10:54:02 -0800:
> >> Flavio Percoco wrote:
> >>> Greetings,
> >>> Last Thursday, 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 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 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 ;)
I think you'd be great as an Acquisitions Editor. That's a role at
a publisher that goes out looking for people to write about interesting
things, sometimes starting with the topic and finding the person
and sometimes vice versa. To launch something like this, we need
someone to recruit writers. You have a good eye for "interesting"
and you clearly have a vision for what this content should look
like. Give it some thought.
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