Sometimes people say: “Actually I would love to do my part to improve SDN, but I don’t know what to contribute. Is there a list?”
So far there wasn’t a list. In my Weblog post introducing the Announcing the Contributor Recognition Program I also pointed towards the new /community [original link is broken] forum, where SDN members can let everyone know what the are missing here. I guess there was too much information in the Weblog post and people scanned and may have missed it.
Reminds me of the old Police song: “Too much information running through my head, too much information driving me insane.” What album was that on?
It is pretty straight forward. You would like to see more content in a particular area of SDN? Write a post in the /community [original link is broken] forum. With SDN having over 75.000 members right now there is probably someone who has that content already on his computer or can whip it up in no time. Upload the content in form of a code sample, an article or a Weblog post …
Once it is published, post a responds to the original forum request linking to the new content. If the requester is happy with it, she marks the answer as “Solved the problem” and with that the poster gets 10 points. As a thank you for delivering content that people requested, we honor that content by giving it double points. Weblogs at least 80, articles, code samples: 120.
Roberto Sehringer was the first one to request more information in the area of Landscape & upgrade scenarios:
I think we would all benefit from the discussion of hypothetical landscape scenarios and upgrade implications across environments in a few common examples.
It is a great way to steer the SDN content creation in a good direction and the SDN team will have a list of content to point people towards. Please post your requests and I am looking forward to the first time we close the circle.