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Re: [opensuse-project] Re: A call to share your story on People of openSUSE
  • From: Imad Aldoj <zerocon.opensource@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2019 00:15:10 +0300
  • Message-id: <CABf00-iSJd83t9=bsTdVYA0s34Epq9G8zYCLfpCW_5JSZaMCkA@mail.gmail.com>
Hi Sébastien,
You mean ignoring this email? don't worry about that... the part about
getting ignored was direct emails to specific people inviting them in
person but I don't wanna bring that up again really, it was just a
note that I did my best.

I feel like a template won't do justice here really, what if there're
3 questions about your job and you've a boring job for example or
don't like to share it, no interview for you? I also found from
previous interviews that people answer the template as if it's a
formal job interview, "My name is John Smith, I work at Something Inc
and I like Linux." but that's not the goal of "interview" here.
So I decided to stay away from the static set of questions and to
write a story with some interaction instead. I mean you'll answer
questions one way or another but there's no standard, this is not
"members of the month." :)

So the plan is anyone who wants to share a bit about himself would say
I'm interested and I contact him (email or chat somewhere depends on
preference) it'll then get reviewed by Doug (ddemaio) this review is
real quick for editing quality. punctuation, stuff like that.

If you don't feel comfortable though no problem I can send you a
template and take your time (there's no deadline), the whole thing was
just an attempt to improve the experience.

if there's a better way to encourage people and convince them that
this is really not a "test", I'm open and better yet you can consider
joining the team yourself

Thanks,

On Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 11:07 PM Sébastien 'sogal' Poher
<sogal@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi Imad,

Le jeudi 20 juin 2019 à 12:53:17, Imad Aldoj a écrit :
Thanks for the support
Well, believe me, I did.
Even though I prefer to NOT be the one picking people and pushing them
to share their own stories, I contacted few and was really looking to
hear back from them (at least) but the truth is so far none of them
even responded with a simple "no" and it hurts.

Actually I did not ignore your email, simply put a flag on it and did not
had time to answer it so far.

I think you should give people a template to help them start writing. It not
easy to write about yourself and without a "guide", not necessarily very
strict, it is even harder.

I also feel that people don't want to step in willingly because they feel
that their contributions or stories are not "good enough" to be published.

Maybe a small guide with examples of what sort of things, even the small
ones, they can share will help.

Regards,

--
'When there is no more room at school, the dumb will walk the Earth.'

Sébastien 'sogal' Poher
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