The Libre Graphics Meeting in Saarbrücken was my first one, and what an event it was!
It was an absolute pleasure to finally meet people I’ve been interacting with online for the longest time in person: Pat David (@patdavid), Alex Prokoudine, Johannes Hanika, and many others. And there were plenty of interesting talks and discussions.
More importantly, we had a productive meeting, where we discussed how we can make PIXLS.US even better and what we can do to make life easier for developers of open source photography software.
During my 5-hour train ride home, I had time to process what we talked about, and I thought I’d share my thoughts. I intended to write directly to Pat and others, but then I thought that it would make sense to talk about these things openly.
My action items
Start contributing directly to PIXLS.US. Pat suggested that we might create a dedicated blog for my content, because apparently I have a brand. I don’t know about that, and I have nothing against contributing to what’s already there, namely the existing blog. This way, we don’t have to spend time and effort on setting up something new. This will also prevent “content fragmentation” within the site itself. The reader will find fresh content in one place instead of traversing the site. It’s just a thought, and I’m open to other ideas. If we agree on me writing for the main blog, I’m ready to start as soon as I have the required login info and instructions.
Somewhat related to the previous item. If there is any content on my Scribbles and Snaps blog that you think is worth moving to PIXLS.US, then we should just do it.
To promote PIXLS.US, I’ll update the byline I use with Linux Magazine.
If there are any other tasks you think I’d be the one to take care of, do let me know!
Well, it’s not a list but just a single wish. If possible, I’d like to have a forum on PIXLS.US for my Little Backup Box project. At the moment, there is no central place for managing user interaction and posting updates, and it would be really nice to have a place for my project under PIXLS.US’s umbrella.