Is there value in having someone be head of developer relations? Maybe the title could be Community Engagement Officer (CEO ).
Are you reading this and you would be interested in taking on this role? Even if you only have a small level of experience on the software development side of things this would be an amazing way to build into the future of PyMedPhys. The ideal candidate would be someone who has a track record growing, facilitating and managing volunteer organisations/groups. Also, you’d need to have a passion to see transparent and peer reviewed software superseed the siloed & wheel-reinventing in-house alternative within our community.
Sorry it took me so long to respond. I wanted to find a moment to be able to respond properly.
My hope for this discourse community is that it won’t just be a support forum, but instead a place for people to discuss what they’re working on, brainstorm new ideas, seed collaborations, organise meet ups (virtual or physical) and maybe even one day a place where a workshop, or conference (virtual or physical) might be able to be organised.
Discourse has a post giving ideas on how to bootstrap a thriving community, some of the ideas over there would be a great place to start:
At the moment almost nothing has been set up within this Discourse group. It is essentially a blank slate. My thoughts for who ever would take on this community management role is that this group would become their’s to manage, facilitate, and build into a flourishing community.
For an example of another Discourse group that has a community around it, see http://discuss.streamlit.io/. Over there they have two people who are assigned to managing and facilitating the discourse community, from the links below you can see the sort of activity level they have within the forum to help make newcomers feel welcome and in general facilitate the activity of the community:
@SimonBiggs Definitely interested! I need to constantly re-orient myself with pymedphys since I go so long without using (as other clinical duties and projects take over my life!). This would be a great excuse to just stay on top of it all the time.
I don’t know that I should officially be given a position or title yet, but we can discuss and maybe I can start small.
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