Task #1919

interviews of developers and contributors for the blog

Added by Mike Saunders over 1 year ago. Updated 5 months ago.

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Team - Recurring
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#1 Updated by Mike Saunders over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress

Emailed seven developers (with ideas from Jan Iversen). When I get responses I will start publishing them on the blog.

#2 Updated by Mike Saunders over 1 year ago

Got some responses this morning so will start posting them on the blog (on days where there are no other announcements).

#4 Updated by Florian Effenberger over 1 year ago

  • Target version set to Recurring

#6 Updated by Mike Saunders over 1 year ago

Next one is online:

I'm talking to Olivier and Heiko about having interviews with documentation and design people too, and not just coders.

#9 Updated by Mike Saunders over 1 year ago

Michael Meeks suggests adding more background questions (rather than just technical LO ones) to make contributors feel especially valued, and part of a big community with mutual interests and understanding:

  • Programming is about people: so please tell us a bit about yourself: Name / IRC nick / Nationality / Location / Timezone / Family details / Blog link / Interesting hobbies or passions
  • What was your very first program?
  • What do you do when you're not hacking on LibreOffice?
  • When do you usually spend time on the project?
  • Which is your preferred text editor? And why?
  • Did you work on Free Software projects before LibreOffice?
  • What Operating System do you use mainly?
  • How did you hear about LibreOffice?
  • What was your first contribution to LibreOffice?
  • What was your initial experience of contributing to LibreOffice like?
  • What do you think was your most important contribution to LibreOffice
    so far?
  • How will that improve things for users?
  • What is your vision for the future and/or what would you most like to
    see improved?
  • Anything else interesting you get up to when not hacking?
  • What other question would you like to answer (with answer)?

#10 Updated by Mike Saunders over 1 year ago

The next contributor interview is now online:

I added the questions Michael Meeks suggested (great ideas, thanks!), and I also sent out interview questions to 10 other contributors yesterday. Responses are already coming in, so we should have a backlog to keep the blog busy for the next couple of months.

#11 Updated by Mike Saunders about 1 year ago

Added a DLP interview:

But there will be a bit of a break now in October and probably November, as we have the Community Weeks and Month of LibreOffice. I have a backlog of interviews though so can run some in November if it gets quiet.

#12 Updated by Mike Saunders 11 months ago

New interview online:

Still have a few to use, and have started sending out emails to other contributors to get more responses.

#13 Updated by Mike Saunders 8 months ago

Continuing with video interviews that I did at FOSDEM:

Still plenty more to come -- I'm trying to find enough time each week to edit and upload at least one.

#15 Updated by Mike Saunders 7 months ago

Thorsten Behrens interview online:

Still some more to come from FOSDEM (Olivier Hallot, Florian Effenberger, Italo Vignoli...)

#16 Updated by Florian Effenberger 7 months ago

  • Subject changed from Weekly interviews of developers and contributors for the blog to interviews of developers and contributors for the blog

#17 Updated by Florian Effenberger 7 months ago

Shall we merge #1919, #2089 and #2144 to one general social media ticket?

#18 Updated by Florian Effenberger 5 months ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Closed

Merging with #2242

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