[Hyperledger Project TSC] Supporting developers in China - WeChat? Something better?


Brian Behlendorf
 

Dear TSC members,

With the number of developers participating in China, and with Slack still currently blocked in China (as is Github most of the time, as are many other sites), it's been suggested that we have a presence on one of the major China-based social or developer networks, where we can provide assistance to developers in getting a dev environment set up, answering questions, and steering bug reports and contributions into the main Jira and Gerrit.

Does anyone have an opinion for the best places to establish such a presence? WeChat is the mentioned one, though that may be difficult to manage a large community. Are there China equivalents of Reddit or Hackernews to consider instead?

This would also not work unless we had a small dedicated crew of bilingual (Mandarin and English) developers or other volunteers willing to participate to maintain this presence, and keep them not only engaged as a community but engaging with the rest of us when there are serious discussions or contributions. Any volunteers? On my staff, Min Yu is a native Mandarin speaker, and she can also maintain a presence in that community and help keep things collaborative and positive, though her focus would be non-technical.

Let me know. I'll be in Shanghai next week and would love to be able to announce such a thing.

Brian

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Baohua Yang
 

Welcome, Brian~

Yes, next week will be a great opportunity to meet hyperledger fans.

There are lots of guys looking forward to helping build the community up!

IMHO, various channels have their own special functions (e.g., mail list, chatting tools), but I do believe it's helpful to have some local tools, e.g., website, workgroup.

Wish you will have a nice trip in shanghai!

On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 3:34 PM, Brian Behlendorf via hyperledger-tsc <hyperledger-tsc@...> wrote:

Dear TSC members,

With the number of developers participating in China, and with Slack still currently blocked in China (as is Github most of the time, as are many other sites), it's been suggested that we have a presence on one of the major China-based social or developer networks, where we can provide assistance to developers in getting a dev environment set up, answering questions, and steering bug reports and contributions into the main Jira and Gerrit.

Does anyone have an opinion for the best places to establish such a presence?  WeChat is the mentioned one, though that may be difficult to manage a large community.  Are there China equivalents of Reddit or Hackernews to consider instead?

This would also not work unless we had a small dedicated crew of bilingual (Mandarin and English) developers or other volunteers willing to participate to maintain this presence, and keep them not only engaged as a community but engaging with the rest of us when there are serious discussions or contributions.  Any volunteers?  On my staff, Min Yu is a native Mandarin speaker, and she can also maintain a presence in that community and help keep things collaborative and positive, though her focus would be non-technical.

Let me know.  I'll be in Shanghai next week and would love to be able to announce such a thing.

Brian

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Zhipeng Huang
 

Hi Baohua, could you share the wechat group info ?

On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 4:55 PM, Baohua Yang via hyperledger-tsc <hyperledger-tsc@...> wrote:
Welcome, Brian~

Yes, next week will be a great opportunity to meet hyperledger fans.

There are lots of guys looking forward to helping build the community up!

IMHO, various channels have their own special functions (e.g., mail list, chatting tools), but I do believe it's helpful to have some local tools, e.g., website, workgroup.

Wish you will have a nice trip in shanghai!

On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 3:34 PM, Brian Behlendorf via hyperledger-tsc <hyperledger-tsc@lists.hyperledger.org> wrote:

Dear TSC members,

With the number of developers participating in China, and with Slack still currently blocked in China (as is Github most of the time, as are many other sites), it's been suggested that we have a presence on one of the major China-based social or developer networks, where we can provide assistance to developers in getting a dev environment set up, answering questions, and steering bug reports and contributions into the main Jira and Gerrit.

Does anyone have an opinion for the best places to establish such a presence?  WeChat is the mentioned one, though that may be difficult to manage a large community.  Are there China equivalents of Reddit or Hackernews to consider instead?

This would also not work unless we had a small dedicated crew of bilingual (Mandarin and English) developers or other volunteers willing to participate to maintain this presence, and keep them not only engaged as a community but engaging with the rest of us when there are serious discussions or contributions.  Any volunteers?  On my staff, Min Yu is a native Mandarin speaker, and she can also maintain a presence in that community and help keep things collaborative and positive, though her focus would be non-technical.

Let me know.  I'll be in Shanghai next week and would love to be able to announce such a thing.

Brian

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Executive Director at the Hyperledger Project
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Twitter: @brianbehlendorf

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