Earlier this month, the GNOME Marketing Team got the chance to work together for three days during this year’s Marketing Hackfest. For the last couple of months, I feel that the GNOME Marketing Team grew a lot in terms of coordination and organization, and I think that this hackfest was a great opportunity to materialize our recent efforts and to start building a more solid foundation for what is to come.
During the three days of the event, among other things, we discussed a lot about how to define GNOME’s mission and vision as both software and community. For the next months, our goal is to use the outcome of these discussions to translate our community’s aspirations to a solid message about our work, passions and ideals; a message we can all easily share to spread the word about what GNOME is, what we are doing, and why it matters.
Soon, some of this work will take a more concrete form. During the hackfest itself, we already started drafting ways to visually communicate our message, based on the discussions we had. On my end, I spent some time during the meeting working on possible redesigns of our GNOME.org website, exploring ways to make its contents, architecture, and appearance map well to our message’s key points.
Of course, this is all work in progress, and we need to hear your thoughts about what we’ve been doing in order to stay true to the community. Hopefully, we’ll be able to talk more about this during this year’s GUADEC, at Brno!
Once again, thanks to the GNOME Foundation for making it possible for me to attend this hackfest. Also, many thanks to Karen for organization, and to Cooper Union and Green Desk, for hosting the event.