What can we improve on the LoCo Website?

Benjamin Kerensa 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
http://ubuntu-oregon.org


On 03/08/2012 03:51 PM, nathan w wrote:
> It's sunny out today. :)
>
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> ----- Reply message -----
> 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
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> 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.
>
>     https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_VomxNaWtVYIqkt2t2b15zOCX9l1Ev0lm_M47YyDQkg/edit
>
>
>     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>
>     http://ubuntu-oregon.org
>
>
>     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:
>>>>     http://i.imgur.com/Tg6A6.png
>>>>
>>>>     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>
>>>>     http://ubuntu-oregon.org
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>     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.
>>>
>>>     Regards,
>>>
>>>     Nathan Williams
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>     I've gone ahead and gotten a list started, please chime in with
>>     your favorites and suggestions!
>>
>>     http://linuxworksfor.me/Welcome_to_Ubuntu.html
>>
>>     Regards,
>>
>>     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.
>
> --c_smith
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