App Developer events

Registered by David Planella on 2012-04-27

Promote and run a successful series of online app developer events, including at least:
- The Ubuntu App Developer Week
- The Ubuntu App Developer Contest

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Jono Bacon
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
David Planella
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
David Planella
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for quantal
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
milestone icon ubuntu-12.10
Started by
David Planella on 2012-11-22
Completed by
David Planella on 2012-11-22

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Session notes:
We want to increase the number of online app developer events to promote Ubuntu as an interesting platform app authors, get more Free Software apps to the Ubuntu Software Centre
Some initiatives:
- The Ubuntu App Developer Week
- The Ubuntu App Developer Contest
- AppHackWeek - U1 initiative
- Hack days (physically, but online has worked well in the Ruby community -ruby weekend-)
  - www.ludumdare.com
- Hangouts
- Encourage Ubuntu Hack days a la UGJ
- Do presentations at conferences, especially if they don't involve extra traveling
- Reach out to cross-platform developers to attend their conferences
And some actions:
- Review and define the rules for the Ubuntu App Developer Contest
- Contact Ubuntu enthusiast and external sites to promote the contest
- Promote and run the contest
- Flyer and other resources (slide deck) for local community evangelists who attend developer conferences
- Regular contests that target specific technology use
Prizes:
- Different subcommunities are after different kind of prizes:
  - Monetary value (notebook)
  - Recognition (USC banner, d.u.c, emblem on an app, special T-shirt, coins)
http://www.2-its.com

(?)

Work Items

Work items:
[rg4w] Check for media outlets where we can run regular columns and send an e-mail with the findings to dpm/mhall119: TODO
[dpm] Talk to sil to spec out out the AppHackWeek scope, topics and prizes: POSTPONED
[mhall119] Spec out Lifecycle support days: POSTPONED
[dpm] Schedule the Ubuntu App Developer Week: DONE
[dpm] Find speakers for the Ubuntu App Developer Week: DONE
[dpm] Promote and run the UADW: DONE
[mhall119] Talk to design team about evangelism flyers/slides: INPROGRESS
[mhall119] Gather content for evangelism flyers/slides: TODO
[mhall119] Get developer evangelism flyers/slides published: TODO
[dpm] Review and define the rules for the Ubuntu App Developer Contest: DONE
[dpm] Contact Ubuntu enthusiast and external sites to promote the contest: POSTPONED
[dpm] Promote and run the Ubuntu App Developer contest: DONE
[mhall119] Talk to Ratings & Reviews developers about adding award emblems: DONE

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