Category Archives: Community

Viewing Communities as Funnels

It has been ages since I have had time to write a blog post. Last week, I decided to get my act together and start again. Of course the cold and wet summer in the UK also helps a bit. … Continue reading

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GSoC: first few lessons learned

For the first time this year I have been admin for a Google Summer of code mentoring organization. Now as Google has announced the students, and while my impressions are still fresh, it’s time to share some lessons. Don’t allow … Continue reading

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Getting on top of Social Networks

As community manager I should know better and regularly publish on the blog. Well, it’s been a very busy beginning of the year and taking over an existing community creates its own set of challenges. Besides community managers, I’d expect … Continue reading

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DevCo: Experiences saving a young community

In the last few weeks, my life and that of many of the people I have worked with for a year and a half, has undergone some drastic transformations. My employer, the Symbian Foundation, is changing from an open source … Continue reading

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A model for building communities?

For some time I have been thinking now whether it is possible to express the business and people dynamics of building communities, in particular open source communities in terms of a model that is easy to understand by software engineers … Continue reading

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Standing out in the crowd (part 3): keep your project or package visible

The first two posts in this series looked at how to market your open source project or package looking into the question what marketing is anyway and how to tell the world that you exist. After you have followed the … Continue reading

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Standing out in the crowd (part 2): advertising your project or package

Last weeks post looked at how to market your open source project or package looking into the question what marketing is anyway, finding out who your audience is and understanding your own and your audiences needs. This is necessary groundwork … Continue reading

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