Even before the NetBeans Day (to be held on 29th February), the
NetBeans Community Docs has been pretty well represented there by me
and well received, too :-), thanks to the long list of recent
I met Rouman Strobl, had a talk with him at the NetBeans Booth and
kept lingering around there and answered a few curious souls too!
I also met Kunal, Anil and Santaram who were NetBeans Contributors in the Code For Freedom!
Then I did a very very short presentation on NetBeans Community Docs
as part of the session called "Open Source: Open Exchange". The
presentation is available here . I also met David Lindt there.We had a great talk there and will continue talking via emails.
Also, there was a couple of general queries about the NetBeans
Community Docs, like:
1. Who judges the quality of the docs?
2. Any particular focus we have.
It was pretty cool to introduce myself as the NetBeans Community Docs
Coordinator and subsequently, receive the adulation!
A Great experience!
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Friday, February 29, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Sun Microsystems has put together a very interesting competition. For NB Community Docs contributors, this is an excellent opportunity to show the world what you can do (or what you've done). There are a lot of contributions that, with a little tweaking, would make fantastic submissions to the competition.
Any question? Just go to to the Innovators Grant Webpage to check it out.
Also, we've started archiving contributions on the wiki. If you have a contribution that has been there for a while, don't be surprised if it isn't listed in the Contributions table. It hasn't disappeared into space; it has been relocated to another wiki, which is linked from the main Community Docs wiki. You'll also be able to find it on netbeans,org, or more precisely at http://www.netbeans.org/community/commdocs.html
See you soon!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
This is Amit. I am the NetBeans Community Docs coordinator.
My day job now is being a final-year undergrad student in Computer Science from India. My other important tasks involve NetBeans Community Docs, Technical Writing, Book Review, and Researchy stuffs.
Linux and Open-Source interests me. The Linux kernel is an all time favorite thing which I really wish I could spend time on. Developing plug-in modules for NetBeans is another current favorite.
More about me here on my personal blog at http:///amitksaha.blogspot.com
Monday, February 18, 2008
Well, this is it. Amit and I have decided to start blogging together on all matters concerning NetBeans Community Docs. Thanks, Amit, for setting this up.
Since this is my first blog entry, I'll say a few things about myself. I'm from the U.S., originally from Indiana, but I went to university in Oregon (Oregon State University). I've been employeed at Sun Microsystems since November 2005, and I've been the Community Docs Manager since Marrh 1, 2007.
That should be enough to get thing started. Now, I hope that Amit will add a few words about himself.
See you soon!