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*It may also be useful to create a developers sub-committee of the [[OpenWetWare steering committee]] that could meet (in person if the need arises) to make decisions about new features or the organization of OWW.
*It may also be useful to create a developers sub-committee of the [[OpenWetWare steering committee]] that could meet (in person if the need arises) to make decisions about new features or the organization of OWW.
*What other ways can we enable people to contribute to OWW?
*What other ways can we enable people to contribute to OWW?
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==Community development meeting 2/21/06==
 
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===Agenda===
 
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To discuss ways to encourage people to contribute to the OWW community at any level.
 
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===Attendees===
 
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*[[Barry Canton]]
 
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*[[Jeff Gritton]]
 
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*[[Jason Kelly]]
 
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*[[Ilya Sytchev]]
 
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*[[John Cumbers]]
 
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*[[Sriram Kosuri]]
 
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*[[Reshma Shetty]]
 
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*[[Austin Che]]
 
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*Alice Cox - OCW
 
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===Action List===
 
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#Lab page template - [[John Cumbers|JC]]
 
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#Protocol template - [[Barry Canton|BC]]
 
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#[[OpenWetWare:Getting started|Tutorial template]] - [[Jeff Gritton|JG]]
 
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#Testimonials - [[John Cumbers|JC]] with help from members of admin list
 
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#[[OpenWetWare steering committee/Software development ideas#Tags | Categories/Tags]] - [[Reshma Shetty]], [[Jason Kelly]]
 
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#Filter search results by namespace - [[Sriram Kosuri]]
 

Revision as of 21:14, 6 March 2006

Improving the community portal

  • Shorten significantly.
    • Partially done. Most of the text that I cut was discussion on the portal rather than actual content. I moved all of that to this discussion page or just deleted it entirely.
  • Move the various discussions regarding OWW to here.
    • Work in progress.
  • Remove all the help items that are currently at the bottom of the page.
    • Done
  • Give greater prominence to the discussions and improve page navigability (is this a word?:)).
    • Making it shorter may be sufficient to accomplish this.
  • Make initial paragraph describing the community portal clearer.

Please feel free to improve the style and content of the community portal in major and minor ways.

Community Portal Discussion

  • This page is basically a simplified version of the wikipedia community portal. We can add more of their features here as appropriate. Please feel free to edit in major and minor ways.--BC 15:43, 9 February 2006 (EST)
  • I'm trying to use this page to aggregate all the discussions and pages that have been generated regarding the issue of community development and back-end users.
  • There is currently still help info. at the bottom of the page. All this information may best be relocated to a master help page.

Making it easier for people to contribute

In the future, there are some other things we could do to help people contribute to OWW -

  • Rename this page or give it a more prominent location.
  • Create a mailing list for people interested in opportunities to contribute to OWW. This would be a contributors/developers mailing list. All the same information would be available on this page but its always useful to receive reminders of what needs to be done.
  • It may also be useful to create a developers sub-committee of the OpenWetWare steering committee that could meet (in person if the need arises) to make decisions about new features or the organization of OWW.
  • What other ways can we enable people to contribute to OWW?
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