[Bf-committers] meetings for new developers

Shaul Kedem shaul.kedem at gmail.com
Wed Nov 18 15:51:25 CET 2009

I think its a great idea. Having a place for people to ask and learn
about the guts of blender in a concentrated way will be awsome.

people who want to continue going deeper into blender can stay around
blendercoders and learn more, but having a particular day and time for
the information to flow out will be very very good.

two comments:
- having the meeting 1-2 hours before the weekly will result in the
USA not being able to participate (unless you really really want to
get up at 5am on the west coast) - I suggest having it 2-3 hours after
the weekly meeting
- I think that having video in these meetings is a must. using a
service like ustream to show actual code snippets etc. - I know some
will not like to talk during the video feed; we can put some nice
music or something..

On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 9:09 AM, Bob Holcomb <bholcomb at mak.com> wrote:
>> seem that not every blender user knows that #blender exists, how to
>> use it, or the format of communication there.
>> It was said that it would be really good if the blender.org web site
>> and really all other blender web sites had a major area to tell people
>> that this is a good place to come for instant help and that you must
>> wait for at least an hour to get your answer before giving up. And
>> that #blender is a great place for newbies to get great instant help.
>> A happy user base brings in more people and this leads to more beta
>> testers and more devs.
> So why not embed a IRC client on www.blender.org, or provide a link to a
> web based IRC client like Mibbit (or whatever freenode will accept) with
> the channel already set up.   People go to blender.org looking for
> support, just lead them to where the live support actually is without
> making them install any software.  Be sure to post etiquette rules next
> to the link in big flashing letters ;)
> cheers,
> Bob
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