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Introducing the DNN Training Working Group

Participate with DNN

It’s been a LONG time since I began and last updated the “participate” blog series.  A lot of things have changed since then.  I am at a new company.  Shaun Walker moved on tooJoe Brinkman is now leading communityCharles Nurse took over as the Chief Architect.  The DNN core is now much more open for contributions, and so many more changes.  Regardless to your personal opinions, there is a bright future for DNN.  Part of this is the introduction of working groups, one of which is the Training working group that I am leading – and I need your help.  Nay…  The COMMUNITY needs your help!

What is the Training Working Group?

Instead of rewriting it, here it is in Joe Brinkman’s own words:

The training group is responsible for developing and coordinating educational events and content for the community including community webinars, virtual conferences and platform documentation. This group will also work where possible with various community organizations like DNN-Connect and DNNCon to ensure we are providing valuable educational events and content throughout the year and to help avoid scheduling conflicts between the various events.

There are a few focuses that are very high on my priority list.  They include:

  • Maintaining and growing community events overall
  • Recruiting event coordinators & scheduling more DNNCon events (DNN-Connect is in good hands already)
  • Recruiting more speakers for DNNHangout
  • Getting more DNN documentation and videos generated & added to the DNN wiki and blog
  • Plan a virtual DNN conference for next spring
  • Plan a resurgence for DNN user groups (will likely include some development)

The Current Team

As of right now, the team is small.  It includes Jay Mathis, Chris Hammond, and myself – but there is room for you too!

How Can You Help?

If you are reading this, you already qualify to be able to help us out.  We have a growing backlog of tasks that need to be taken care of.  We need people of all skill sets…  Designers, administrators, technical writers, bloggers, and yes – developers too.  Even if you can only commit to a single task every month, your participation will be most welcome.  

We might have meetings from time to time, but they won’t be regularly held and they won’t be mandatory.

What Do You Do Next?

If you are interested – even as a proofreader – please just leave a comment about what you want to do and we’ll get  you started.  I would like to match you up with any area that you are passionate about and let you loose on it.

This blog post is cross-posted from my personal DNN blog.


Erik Hinds
I'd like to help. I can probably spare an hour a week. I also have some DNN compatriots at my work I can ask as well. I don't do windows, but I can help coordinate, review, project manage, wireframe, prototype, sitemap, bootstrap, tweet, chat, test or funduc. I wasn't able to attend the hangout because of a .net user group meeting (angular.js), but I will from here on out.Thanks Will.
Erik Hinds Friday, September 05, 2014 9:53 PM (link)
Will Strohl
Hey Erik:

That's great news! Email me: will D0T strohl @t gmail D0T com

Then I'll add you to our trello board and we can collaborate from there. :)
Will Strohl Saturday, September 06, 2014 2:00 PM (link)
Ryan Moore
Will, how far has this gotten, I saw some initial info on working groups but haven't seen as much yet on structure or where/how to participate. Count me in for the social side from ideas on DNN User Groups (Would love to see new ideas like a unified event/night to group all user groups together), and of course cons of which SoFri is a potential for the future...

Ryan Moore Thursday, October 08, 2015 4:54 PM (link)
Will Strohl
Hey Ryan:

Please see the previous comment from me. ;)
Will Strohl Thursday, October 08, 2015 6:19 PM (link)
Ryan Moore
Right, will do!

But for those following along at home, what are some ideas for where things will show up? ways to interact?

For example, the page in the site
has/shows no work groups, not even the Training Working Group

What's the planned structure and use of that page?

Or is it still early days and that's all being planned out now?
Ryan Moore Thursday, October 08, 2015 10:05 PM (link)
Will Strohl
@Ryan: The groups are there and have content. The reason you don't see them is because you don't have access. However, most of our work currently happens outside of that area. This may not always be the case though.
Will Strohl Friday, October 09, 2015 12:06 PM (link)

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