Get Involved with KDE Promotion
Do you know how to get the word out on the street? Marketing and promotion of KDE is done through a mostly grassroots effort. By being a part of the team, you will be spreading the word of KDE to people that may not otherwise be able to benefit from it.
Communicating with the team
There are multiple ways to get in touch with the KDE Promo team but the best way to get started is with the KDE Promo mailing list (learn about mailing lists). On the KDE-Promo mailing list we discuss all of the projects and tasks we're working on. Frequently we ask the list for volunteers to help on these things so getting involved can be as easy as signing up for the list and waiting for someone to ask for help. Or if you have your own idea for something you want to do it's also a great place to ask for feedback and to see if anyone else is willing to help you out.
We also have an IRC channel in #kde-promo on irc.freenode.net (learn more about IRC). Most of the time the channel is pretty quiet, but it is sometimes used for meetings where real time discussion is needed.
If you are feeling shy and don't want to email the entire list but would still like to talk with someone about joining the KDE Promo team you can contact the following people individually with questions:
- Justin Kirby (kirby at kde dot org)
Justin is a current member of the Marketing Working Group and a promo contributor since July 2009.
- Stuart Jarvis (stuart dot jarvis at gmail dot com)
Stuart is a current member of the Marketing Working Group, an editor of KDE's Dot News outlet and a promo contributor since December 2008.
The main activities of the project include:
- Reaching out to the user community to spread word about KDE software. This is done in the form of writing your own blog posts, contributing stories to our main news site (the Dot), and visiting conference events on behalf of KDE just to name a few things.
- Helping find new KDE contributors. This is another activity that can occur through blog posts or at conferences, but really can occur just about anywhere that you decide to talk to someone about KDE. You could start by simply pointing them to the Get Involved with KDE pages you're at right now!
- We also work on a wide variety of other projects and tasks. We maintain various social media channels such as groups on Identi.ca, YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. We work with other publication groups to get KDE related articles into their magazines and web sites. These are just a few examples and we cover a wide variety of other things which are generally listed on our Tasks page on the wiki. If you are interested in helping with one of these tasks or adding some new ones please communicate with the KDE Promo mailing list to coordinate your efforts.
Please visit the Promo pages of the Community wiki for more information or sign up for our mailing list. It's a great place to get a feel for all of the things we're working on. If you feel like you would be able help contribute to KDE as part of the Promo team please don't hesitate to get in touch!