Now that Ubuntu Weekly News is getting back on track we’ve identified some needs volunteer-wise.
Back in January I posted Looking for a quick way to help Ubuntu Weekly News? Where I expressed our need to collect news and non-planet.ubuntu.com blog links about Ubuntu from the past week. We still need these, so thanks for those who have been helping!
We also need article summary writers. We have a few loyal volunteers who put in effort every weekend to handle this but it would be great to have more volunteers to take the stress off of them.
Interested? Here’s how it works.
- Volunteers throughout the week collect links and add them to our etherpad or google doc (link on UWN wiki).
- On Saturday and Sunday we ask our volunteers in #ubuntu-news to begin writing summaries in the Google doc (we have tried other collaborative tools, but this has been the most reliable internationally).
Some folks have expressed concern about having to join #ubuntu-news all weekend to help out, so instead of requiring summary writers to be in channel I’m collecting a list of email addresses of folks the acting editor can email on weekends when we really need more summary writers.
Want to be on this list? Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and we’ll add you to the list! Have general questions about other ways you can help Ubuntu Weekly News? Let me know!
This list of email addresses will not be shared in public, but it will be shared among admins of the project who trade off release and publishing coordination each week. You can email me at any time to be removed from the reminder list.