LoCo Portal Content Review

Registered by David Planella on 2012-04-27

As part of the work on the LoCo portal this cycle, we'd like to review the current content in terms of the information we present to newcomers to the site, and ensure the core message of the site and all relevant documentation is up to date.

In short, we want to ensure that the LoCo portal has prominent additional sections with brief and visually rich information on:
- What a LoCo team is
- How to join a LoCo team
- ...

Blueprint information

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

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Session notes:
[rrnwexec] 05-07-2012
Please consider encouraging people to find a LoCo in their town/city and if none exists, to consider creating an event locally. We need to constantly remind people that Ubuntu is better in person :)
Also, can we beg mhall to update the Community Lens?

- Home page design iteration (https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/community-p-loco-portal-design-iteration)
- Content review (this blueprint)
The goal of this blueprint is to provide a better understanding of what LoCo teams are and how to join them, and bring in this information in a visually rich way that can be inspiring and engaging to visitors. We want to showcase how vibrant and fun LoCo teams are, and encourage and facilitate joining them.
Some ideas:
- Review the current LoCo portal content
 - *What LoCo teams are* - http://loco.ubuntu.com/about-loco/ - comments?
 - *How to use the LoCo portal* - http://loco.ubuntu.com/using-locodir/ - comments? Necessary?
 - *What the LoCo Council is* - http://loco.ubuntu.com/loco-council/ - comments? Change to
'Governance'?
- Create a list of content needs
- Find appropriate pictures to add to the new LoCo portal sections
- Find community members interested in providing this content
- Work with the LoCo team developers to add the sections and content to the site
- Link to ubuntudevelopers LoCo video? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITk8PGBkMXQ in Using/About LoCos?
Purpose: excite the newcomers to joining LoCo.
Ideas:

    Content:

    Add "after-event" reports

    past events should be able to have pictures relating to them.

    Add ability of a team to highlight local businesses that have sponsored events or that support Ubuntu

    Add text to resource pictograms as they are not intuitive or discoverable.

    LoCo portal to look something like Ubuntu app dev site.(design)

    Add screenshots to the "Using the LoCo Team Portal" page

    Team expiry information

    Look for wiki pages to move to the LoCo Portal

    Google+ Integration (?) similar to twitter

PROBLEM: We need someone to work these ideas out! Simply, a developer.
SOLUTION : Write all the ideas.

    draw attention to this from other developers (CSS & Javascript)

(?)

Work Items

Work items:
[czajkowski] Send an e-mail to loco-contacts asking for loco team pictures to go on http://loco.ubuntu.com/about-loco: DONE
[czajkowski] Write a blog post asking for photos to go on http://loco.ubuntu.com/about-loco: DONE
[cprofitt] Send an e-mail to his LoCo to help with developing the LoCo portal: DONE
[cprofitt] Send an e-mail to his LoCo to help with developing the LoCo portal: DONE
[dpm] Create a list of static content needs for the LoCo portal: TODO
[dpm] Write an article for each required content topics: TODO
[bkerensa] File a bug with information on widget for G+ (#996140): TODO
[bkerensa] Try to find someone to contribute a patch for G+ integration into the LoCo Portal (See: #996140): TODO
[lyz] Write a blog post about getting started with LoCo team portal development: DONE
[jonobacon] Write a blog post calling for LoCo team portal developers: TODO
[czajkowski] Write a blog post on getting more developers involved in the LoCo portal: DONE
[stef] Recruit developers/resources to add features to the LoCo Portal: TODO
[cjohnston] Help dpm publish new content to the LoCo Portal: BLOCKED
[popey] interview dpm / mhall119 about loco portal: DONE
[dpm] Create a user survey to find out how users find the LoCo Portal: TODO
[bkerensa] Help dpm publish the LoCo Portal survey on OMG!Ubuntu: TODO