In a world, full of automation, web services and solutions for everybody's needs, we often forget the people behind these projects. I want to tackle this, by introducing the Open Source community to the audience of my blog.
I am eager to write about you. No matter if you provide code, share designs, organize the next release or attribute to Open Source projects otherwise. No matter, if you are having a small pet project or a large scale enterprise software. I want to get to know you, learn what makes you work in FOSS and ultimately release an article about you and your work.
Why should I care?
I am certain, that people like you are making Open Source great. Listing to user demand can be tough. Working with thousands of contributors can be unseen, and some small projects don't get a penny out of it, even if large corporates use them.
After all, it's all about the people behind the projects that are putting in the effort, working hard to make it great, very often in their free time. I want to highlight you, show the world how you are making it just a tad better, working on something that everybody can use.
Still not convinced ...
I don't want to force anything. You are doing a great job anyway. Maybe I don't even know your project, maybe I do, but never heard of you. For me, this is a great opportunity to get to know you and your project.
I will release a couple of articles about this topic in the next couple of months. Feel free to read them, get an idea how they are looking and decide afterward if it is worth it for you.
Well, let's assume ...
In case you are still reading, you might want to know how this works. In general, I want to learn who you are. I don't care about your personal data, birthday, or other privacy details. I want to know how you are changing the world. Therefore, there are a couple of questions, I want to ask you and ultimately write an article about you. This works pretty much like the below procedure.
- Make a contact (this is the first step, we need to overcome).
- I will ask you some questions about your project, maybe yourself.
- I will formulate a draft article with your input.
- You can review and correct it.
- We will agree on a date and time to release the article
- The article will be released and promoted.
And if you no longer like the article, just ping me and I will remove it, asap.
And, I need to?
In general, your input will be some answers to my questions. I want to share with the community what's important for YOU. In case you don't know how to tackle this, I have some questions that might help to write a nice article about you and your project(s).
- How do you relate to Open Source?
- Where are you involved in?
- What is your personal success that you are really proud of?
- Where do you struggle?
- Which plans do you (or your projects) have?
- Is there anything you want to let the community know?
In addition, we might also share the following with the community:
- A short bio about you or your project.
- Contact options and significant links that help the community to get in touch with you.
- Material that you want to share like photos, book covers, etc.
What about other formats?
In case, you want to present yourself in a different format, I might be fine with it. We can talk about a Spotlight article about your project, a short audio session and whatever comes to your mind. But, please be aware that I don't earn a cent with the blog and therefore cannot afford a full-blown video interview in New York. Cool? Cool! 😄
Well, maybe ...
If you consider introducing yourself or your project to the community, please get in touch with via the following contact options and just send me a quick note, that you are interested. There is no long intro text, application or whatever needed. Just say "Hi".
If we are connected already, I may reach out to you, anyway. 😋