What can we improve on the LoCo Website?
bkerensa at ubuntu.com
Fri Mar 9 02:14:28 UTC 2012
Does a increase in sunny days result in reduced contributions in front
of our computers though? :)
Benjamin Kerensa "I am what I am because
Team Lead, Ubuntu Oregon of who we all are." - Ubuntu
bkerensa at ubuntu.com
On 03/08/2012 03:51 PM, nathan w wrote:
> It's sunny out today. :)
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> From: "Cody Smith" <cody.smith9202 at gmail.com>
> To: "Benjamin Kerensa" <bkerensa at ubuntu.com>
> Cc: <ubuntu-us-or at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Subject: What can we improve on the LoCo Website?
> Date: Thu, Mar 8, 2012 1:55 pm
> On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 12:53 AM, Benjamin Kerensa <bkerensa at ubuntu.com
> <mailto:bkerensa at ubuntu.com>> wrote:
> One of the things I have wanted to work on is a comprehensive
> Getting Started page for our website I have a Google Docs setup if
> anyone wants to contribute to it.
> Perhaps we could start working collaboratively on a help resources
> page that links to community resources?
> Benjamin Kerensa "I am what I am because
> Team Lead, Ubuntu Oregon of who we all are." - Ubuntu
> bkerensa at ubuntu.com <mailto:bkerensa at ubuntu.com>
> On 03/07/2012 10:04 PM, Nathan Williams wrote:
>> On 03/07/2012 08:33 PM, Nathan Williams wrote:
>>> On 03/06/2012 06:22 PM, Benjamin Kerensa wrote:
>>>> I had a look at the Ubuntu Oregon Google Analytics data for
>>>> last month today and notice we received 8,222 unique hits last
>>>> month which is 8,222 potential Ubuntu Users or existing users
>>>> who sought out information on Ubuntu Oregon.
>>>> In a effort to grow our ranks here in Oregon I want to do
>>>> everything possible to make sure we are reaching as many
>>>> Oregonians as possible through every venue available to us
>>>> especially on the web. One thing I think needs improvement is
>>>> our site could use prominent placement of widgets or links to
>>>> our social media pages so we can grow our followers in those
>>>> crucial areas.
>>>> I'm asking for input on any changes you might think we need to
>>>> make to improve our chances of increasing participation statewide!
>>>> Here is a screenshot from Google Analytics:
>>>> Notably we are getting visits from almost every college in the
>>>> state and a handful of K-12 school districts and of course all
>>>> the major tech companies.
>>>> Benjamin Kerensa "I am what I am because
>>>> Team Lead, Ubuntu Oregon of who we all are." - Ubuntu
>>>> bkerensa at ubuntu.com <mailto:bkerensa at ubuntu.com>
>>> Great question, Ben!
>>> I think we need to work more on pointing people to the excellent
>>> existing resources and introductory materials that exist.
>>> There's a LOT of really good documentation that's been produced,
>>> but newcomers can have a hard time finding it.
>>> this is our community, we know it very well, and part of the
>>> purpose of a LoCo is to be a signpost for those just realizing
>>> that we exist.
>>> I'd suggest that we focus on the following areas:
>>> - introductory materials (who/what is Ubuntu, where/how can i
>>> get/use it)
>>> - learning more ( software exploration, community (news,
>>> activities, social stuff), documentation )
>>> - dealing with problems (where to get help, how to ask good
>>> questions, how to troubleshoot)
>>> - contributing ( promotion (events), testing, support
>>> (irc/askubuntu), documentation (doc-squad, wiki, forum,
>>> tutorials), ideas (blueprints))
>>> i'm not suggesting that we produce the documentation, there
>>> would be no point, as it already exists. I do think that
>>> providing an index of the best available resources in each of
>>> these areas would be a great way to attract people to Ubuntu
>>> Oregon, while providing a needed service to the community.
>>> Nathan Williams
>> I've gone ahead and gotten a list started, please chime in with
>> your favorites and suggestions!
>> Nathan W
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> I'll definitely work with anybody who wants to contribute to the help
> resources page, since I've lost interest in a game I played a lot, I
> find myself sitting and trying to keep busy.
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