interviews of developers and contributors for the blog
Interview LibreOffice developers and contributors – especially lesser-known ones who are doing a lot of work – for the blog. Some examples from the past:
#1 Updated by Mike Saunders about 2 years 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 about 2 years ago
Got some responses this morning so will start posting them on the blog (on days where there are no other announcements).
#3 Updated by Mike Saunders about 2 years ago
#5 Updated by Mike Saunders about 2 years ago
Second interview online: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2016/06/27/libreoffice-developer-interview-xisco-fauli/
Some more to come.
#6 Updated by Mike Saunders about 2 years ago
I'm talking to Olivier and Heiko about having interviews with documentation and design people too, and not just coders.
#7 Updated by Mike Saunders about 2 years ago
A new interview online, this time with a new contributor: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2016/07/12/libreoffice-developer-interview-krishna-keshav/
#8 Updated by Mike Saunders almost 2 years ago
#9 Updated by Mike Saunders almost 2 years 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
- How will that improve things for users?
- What is your vision for the future and/or what would you most like to
- 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 almost 2 years ago
The next contributor interview is now online: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2016/08/24/libreoffice-contributor-interview-franklin-weng/
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 almost 2 years ago
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 over 1 year ago
Still have a few to use, and have started sending out emails to other contributors to get more responses.
#13 Updated by Mike Saunders over 1 year 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.
#14 Updated by Mike Saunders about 1 year ago
Another video interview online today:
#15 Updated by Mike Saunders about 1 year ago
Thorsten Behrens interview online:
Still some more to come from FOSDEM (Olivier Hallot, Florian Effenberger, Italo Vignoli...)
#16 Updated by Florian Effenberger about 1 year ago
- Subject changed from Weekly interviews of developers and contributors for the blog to interviews of developers and contributors for the blog