App Developer Community Outreach Plans

Registered by David Planella on 2011-05-04

Discuss plans to have the community work together to encourage more participation in application development on Ubuntu.

These could include:

* Regular outreach to encourage app developers to participate in Ubuntu.
* Running another successful Ubuntu App Developer Week.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Jono Bacon
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
David Planella
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
David Planella
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for oneiric
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
milestone icon ubuntu-11.10
Started by
David Planella on 2011-11-11
Completed by
David Planella on 2011-11-11

Related branches

Sprints

Whiteboard

Work items for oneiric-alpha-1:
[itnet7] Research on educator's outreach programs for app developers and publish the results: DONE
[itnet7] Interview lupine on using Ubuntu for school, in a non-open source friendly environment: DONE
[nvalcarcel] Investigate how to create an app developer toolkit that contains all the tools an Ubuntu app developer needs: TODO

Work items for oneiric-alpha-2:
[dpm] Run an App Developer Survey to find out what app developers expect from the platform: DONE
[dpm] Talk to Rikki from Ubuntu User about publishing regular content on Ubuntu App Development on the magazine: POSTPONED
[dpm] Reach out to developers whose apps were accepted through the ARB to tell their success stories and publish them in d.u.c (blocked on ongoing on how to make the ARB more effective): POSTPONED
[dpm] Research on how to create a Planet for app developers in d.u.c (we can use the feedworpress plugin, already installed on the site): DONE

Work items for oneiric-alpha-3:
[dpm] Find a newcomer to App Developer Week and get his/her feedback after participating in it: DONE
[xdatap1] Find a newcomer in the Italian community to App Developer Week and get his/her feedback after participating in it: DONE
[dpm] Find speakers for the Oneiric App Developer Week: DONE
[dpm] Provide a competitive analysis of the resources for app developers that other platforms offer (yaili created it): DONE

Work items for oneiric-beta-1:
[dpm] Organize the Oneiric App Developer Week: DONE

Work items for oneiric-beta-2:
[dpm] Publish the feedback from the App Developer Week newcomer: POSTPONED

* Wiki Entry for Competitive Developer Outreach is located at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CompetitiveDeveloperOutreach
* Using Ubuntu in School, in a non-open source friendly environment, located at
http://www.ubuntu-user.com/Online/Blogs/Amber-Graner-You-in-Ubuntu/Overcoming-the-Required-Use-of-Microsoft-in-College

Session notes:
We want to discuss ideas to have the community work together to encourage more participation in application development on Ubuntu.

These could include:
* Regular outreach to encourage app developers to participate in Ubuntu.
* Running another successful Ubuntu App Developer Week.
* We need resources
  - documentation
  - tools
 * Look at how popular previous app dev week topics were and offer more of the popular ones
 * Offer Qt sessions/help
 * developer.gnome.org was recently updated for the Gnome 3 release
* Current initiatives are very focused on Ubuntu-based resources
* Locos talk about development on Ubuntu with individuals at colleges
* University programme
* Developer magazine
* We need App Developer plenary talks at UDS
* Lighting-talk-type videos
* Provide a metapackage that provides everything app developers need
* Contact other developer user groups (example Java User Groups, JUG)
* App developer week: learning paths to improve schedules/ reating

(?)

Work Items

Dependency tree

* Blueprints in grey have been implemented.