[openstack-dev] [election][tc]Question for candidates about global reachout

Samuel Cassiba samuel at cassi.ba
Sat Sep 15 06:06:41 UTC 2018

On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 5:25 PM Rico Lin <rico.lin.guanyu at gmail.com> wrote:
>> For the candidates who are running for tc seats, please reply to this email to indicate if you are open to use certain social media app in certain region (like Wechat in China, Line in Japan, etc.), in order to reach out to the OpenStack developers in that region and help them to connect to the upstream community as well as answering questions or other activities that will help. (sorry for the long sentence ... )
> We definitely need to reach to developers from each location in global. And a way to expose technical community to some place more close to developer and not creating to much burden to all. For me, if we can have channels for broadcast our key information cross entire community (like what's next TC/PTL election, what mission is been proposed, who people can talk to when certain issue happens, who you can talk to when you got great idea, and most importantly where are the right place you should go to) expose to all and maybe encourge community leaders to join. A list of channels is not hard to setup, but it will bring big different IMO and we can always adjust what channel we have. What we can limit here is make sure always help the new joiner to find the right place to engage.
> Once we got connected to local developers and community, it's easier for TC to guide all IMO. Will this work? Not sure! So why not we try and find out!:)
>> Rico and I already sign up for Wechat communication for sure :)
> Good to have you! Let's do it!!
> BTW nice dicsussion today, thanks all who is there in TC room to share.

I idle on the unofficial Slack group, which has sporadic activity from
those looking to either connect with the community or find some kind
of support or help. Despite an autoresponder telling people to go
elsewhere, yet more people still sign up and ask questions.

I'm not saying one needs to establish beachheads on all the outlets,
but perhaps the message to get people in the right place should be
better refined. As it sits, the autoresponse on Slack seems like the
cheerful message from the Magratheans right before the warheads are
dispatched. I'm not sure how often that results in a solid conversion
without devoted community ambassadors watching these outlets, but it
doesn't look very inviting from just scrolling through the default
channel history.

I see merit in doing more than having an autoresponder, but I've also
seen first-hand what happens when otherwise diverse communities enter
into a freemium contract. The net result is that people communicate
less and less for various reasons, ending in the inverse of the
desired effect of being more connected.


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