Calling the community
I have been the symfony Community Manager for just over two weeks now, but so far things have been silent. This has been for several reasons (new job, preparing for Symfony Day) but also to work out some plans I have. I have also received a couple of excellent ideas from the community, which I will be following up in the coming months.
First of all, I want to present to you the role I see myself playing in the symfony community. I would like to be someone you can talk to for any community-related issues. If you are missing something in the community, you should send me an e-mail. If you feel something is not right, come to me. If you want to contribute something, come to me. If you're a conference organizing looking for a speaker on symfony-related topics come to me and I'll help you find the right one. If you are a conference speaker (or want to become one), let me try and help you out in doing so! Even though of course I will be picking up on things myself as well, I would like to act as someone who supports the community. I will try to arrange things for you, make sure the community can do what they do best: contribute to a project, and make life easier for all it's members.
As I mentioned, I will pick some tasks up myself but I can not do it all! For that reason, I would like to form a group of people who are interested in helping out. Whether you can dedicate only a few hours a month or a day a week, it doesn't matter. Now, I could make my own little list of people who want to help but what use is that when we can openly discuss things. So I have created a new mailinglist just for this purpose: symfony-community.
The purpose of this mailinglist is two-fold: It is meant to get a group of people together that will be willing to dedicate some time to help out in supporting the community, improving symfony and/or promoting symfony, and it is meant as a place where we can discuss initiatives to do just that.
So please feel free to join the list. If you do, please introduce yourself and perhaps list the things that you are most comfortable with in symfony (coding, documentation, testing, plugins, doctrine, propel, etc.) so that I and other members can get an idea of who you are and what your specialties are.
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