Hoodie is a great, diverse, and ambitious Open Source community. Our goal is to make web development easier for everyone.
Part of getting there means telling people about what we are doing. We are now at a stage where we would like to focus on our communication channels, in order to better connect the community:
To make all of this happen we need an excellent and motivated editorial team!
As a member of that team, you will take care of creating and finding relevant content, and share it with the community via our blog, Twitter and so on.
Let the web know about the advantages of Hoodie and simple & easy software development.
We are especially reaching out to underrepresented groups in technology, including, but not limited to, women, people of colour, LGBTQI+ people and people with disabilities.
We are aiming to keep individual commitments at about 1 hour per week. If you want to (and can) spend more time on this, you are very welcome, but if 1 hour is what you have, that’s perfectly fine! If you have 1 hour every other week, that’s also great :)
Well, that’s it, in Open Source, you don’t apply, you do. But how do you get started?
We still have to figure this out, but instead of coming up with some convoluted scheme, we’d rather discuss with you how to get going, and how we can assist you best to join the community and take up this new role.
You can always chat to any of us in our online chat, or send us an email, or reply on this issue, if you have a GitHub account.
But to be really productive, we’ll be holding official Hoodie Office Hours next Saturday, November 21st, 18:00 CET / 12:00 Eastern, 09:00 Pacific with @Charlotteis and @janl.*. If this time doesn’t work for you, please get in touch.
We will be using this Google Hangout link next Saturday: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/thehoodiefirm.com/hoodie-editorial-team
@Charlotteis would that time/date work for you?
Got a +1 from @Charlotteis on Slack, this is live now!
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raises hand would love to get involved, I'll join the hangout on Saturday
Hi @gembarrett! Thank you so much! Can't wait to chat about this :) I think 5PM GMT is 12PM Eastern Time? Oh Timezones I don't like you very much at all.
This is a great idea and I'm totally interested!
I'm free (from Seattle) 9am Saturday—look forward to hearing more.
I'm in! I <3<3<3 open source and clear communication efforts, yay!
I'd like to help too ☺ I have no experience working on Open Source project and would welcome the opportunity to get my feet wet.
<333 all your feedback is very encouraging!
I’ve updated the bottom of the text with the link to the Hangout for Saturday, see you all there! <3
Wooohoooo Hoodie Editorial Team incoming :D Great work with the outreach @Charlotteis & @janl, and thanks for all the great feedback 💟
Yaaaaaaay @markpalfreeman @renrutnnej & @schisepo. Can't wait to chat.
👋 I'm interested in helping! I'll definitely be joining the hangout.
I'm super interested in helping. I'm an active WG member and contributor in the Node.js Evangelism and Website Working Groups. I've done some freelance articles for Modulus, Rollbar, and a couple others.
I'm also a Communications student at SUNY Poly in New York State. I'm going into my senior year next semester, taking part in the accelerated BA/MA program in my major.
Web development is my passion, but I have more experience writing and editing technical documents.
I won't be able to make the Noon meeting on Saturday, unfortunately. Would you guys like to Skype/Zoom/Hangouts another time, or hook up via email? I'd like to get a sense of where you guys are with the editorial, branding, and social messaging for the project.
I'm keen to help out too 👍 UX designer/comms strategist here.
0900 PST is 0600 NZDT though, so will ping you 😄
Hey @bnb and @natdudley, welcome to Hoodie-Land. If you shoot Jan an email that they provided above, then they can inform you of all the goings on. We are building this fairly from scratch, and what we do have will probably go through changes. This right here is kind of the beginning :)
@natdudley I’m sorry we didn’t account for NZDT on this first round, we’ll keep you posted, though :)
heya! tech editorial person here! v interested in doing this for Hoodie :)
@nslater Yo Noah! Are you able to join the Hangout on Saturday?
@Charlotteis yup! perhaps even in-person with @janl :)
Hey I'm a new developer and really love the open source philosophy. I don't know Hoodie but have just read a bit and I'm gonna try it out :) Would love to be involved but don't really have a track record of writing. I can give enthusiasm and willingness to learn and share. If one of the underrepresented tech groups is new devs in their early 50s then I'm your man. Only wish I could make the hangout :(
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@Web-Dev-Rich you are a perfect match! Don’t worry about the hangout too much for now. We’ll post the results later and let everyone get involved from that point on in their own time :)
I hope that works for everybody. See you all tomorrow, I’m SO EXCITED <3
Hey everyone, I’ve put up a veeeeeery preliminary agenda up on https://titanpad.com/SekVO8Otov
There are a few things on there that will only be clear after we explain them in the call, but this gives you a chance to look at things beforehand, and if you have any questions, feel free to put them down there, or here in the comments.
Thanks and see (most of) you all tomorrow!
And a final note, this is just a suggestion, we can make this about whatever you want :) I just wanted to make sure we have something to start with, but it is by no means prescribed! :)
Hi! Requesting to join the hangout
Sorry had to leave the hangout before it was completed. What are the next steps?
I'm happy to do any copyediting. :) Just send me a draft, lemme know if you prefer UK or US English, and I'll do what I can.
@schisepo If you haven't already, I'd recommend joining the Slack group (http://hood.ie/chat/index.html), and joining the #editorial channel. 😄
There also was an editorial repo set up here: https://github.com/hoodiehq/editorial There are some issues there, where discussions can start about who wants to do what for the different types of posts.
Thanks again for all of you who made it to the hangout! No worries for everyone who couldn’t make it.
As mentioned earlier in the thread, if you can, feel free to join the #editorial channel on the Hoodie Slack: http://hood.ie/chat/index.html
In addition, we (most @Charlotteis) have started to populate the https://github.com/hoodiehq/editorial repository with information. Start at the README, then have a look at the issues.
Finally, we all decided to start with the “Meet the Hoodies” series, and I’ve written up a high-level issue on how to get started with this: hoodiehq/editorial#9
I’m beyond happy to have you all on board 💖
PS: If anyone is not comfortable with using GitHub, please get in touch in the Slack chat, or email me: email@example.com. We’ll guide you along :)
I'm closing this now in favour of everything that happens on the editorial repo: https://github.com/hoodiehq/editorial