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Sunday 15 July 2012 3:23:52 am - 10 replies

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Introduction

The eZ Publish Show is taking a break this week, to review the last 7 weeks, take in feedback, and plan ahead.  

Sunday 15 July 2012 5:47:23 pm

Hi Geoff, you've done a very good job so far.  Thanks for taking this initiative and running with it.  The format is fun and interactive, and brings a level of accessibility to eZ Systems that we haven't had, not to mention the opportunity to meet the rest of the ecosystem.

The starting time obviously does not work out well for the Americas, but realistically the community is much bigger in Europe right now, and you could consider a special start time every couple of months.  It is also convenient to watch the recorded show at any time!

I'm particularly interested in seeing case studies of real eZ Publish implementations, centered around specific functionality. Some wide-ranging examples off the top of my head: content archiving, eZ Survey, REST API, mobile kit, eZ Market extensions. For newer extensions and features, this would help us separate fancy demos from what is actually being implemented.  And for extensions and features that have been around for a while, this can help validate that what we think is best practice actually is best practice, and also pick up different and better solution approaches.

Sunday 15 July 2012 8:30:53 pm

Hello Geoff,

I can only agree with what Peter already posted, you are doing a great job.

I like the subjects/content of the shows, and also it's length. The starting time is in my morning which is not that bad except when I work. But because you are using Google+ Hangouts it is easy to watch back to that's a big plus. I can't think of improvements right now, I really like the 'informal' way the interviews are done.

Regards Robin

Sunday 15 July 2012 11:00:48 pm

Quote from Peter Keung :

The starting time obviously does not work out well for the Americas, but realistically the community is much bigger in Europe right now, and you could consider a special start time every couple of months. 

Definitely happy to do the occasional 11am PDT start (6am in NZ, 8pm+ in EU) to include the Americas.

And for extensions and features that have been around for a while, this can help validate that what we think is best practice actually is best practice, and also pick up different and better solution approaches.

Yeah, there are so many ways to skin a cat with eZ Publish, "best practice" guides are elusive, and the lack of such guides is another obstacle to quickly picking up eZP.  It's understandably re-assuring when you read a post on a forum where a peer is using a practice which you've worked out for yourself.

With the new re-design of Share.ez.no or the opening up of a JIRA wiki, I would hope that tools would be available for the eZ community to develop an eZ Publish Community Book, with best-practices (and discussion of) included.

Thanks for your ideas Peter!

Monday 16 July 2012 6:11:27 pm

Hi Geoff, 

Everything so far was excellent.

For the Americas, an occasional time shift would be nice, as Peter suggested, especially if you have someone from there in the show. For most occasions IMO saving recording to youtube should be ok. 

My only concern is how to keep the continuity. I would suggest to make the rhythm a bit slower over the summer (maybe every second week) and keep gathering the ideas so you have enough of them in the queue for Autumn. If you get in trouble with ideas ping me and I will gladly share some happy.gif Emoticon

Also, I'll try to plan a show from the Summer Camp blunk.gif Emoticon

Monday 16 July 2012 10:23:01 pm

Quote from Ivo Lukač :

Hi Geoff, 

Everything so far was excellent.

For the Americas, an occasional time shift would be nice, as Peter suggested, especially if you have someone from there in the show. For most occasions IMO saving recording to youtube should be ok. 

My only concern is how to keep the continuity. I would suggest to make the rhythm a bit slower over the summer (maybe every second week) and keep gathering the ideas so you have enough of them in the queue for Autumn. If you get in trouble with ideas ping me and I will gladly share some happy.gif Emoticon

Also, I'll try to plan a show from the Summer Camp blunk.gif Emoticon

Stop teasing me with your delicious summer - it's the middle of Winter here! happy.gif Emoticon  I agree with quality, not quantity, and given the length of the shows (necessary for discussion I think), a fortnightly approach may prove more do-able for regular viewers.... I'll meditate on it.

If you'd like to run/host some shows, you'd be most welcome Ivo!

Tuesday 17 July 2012 10:10:00 am

Cheers Geoff,

First I want to thank you for your effort, it is certainly highly appreciated happy.gif Emoticon I think you nailed it with the G+ / video approach as it is easy to consume and has become standard item on our calendar here at Netgen.

As for the suggestions, maybe you could introduce "news of the week" section for the show. This could sum up all the eZ related news between the shows (in a minute or two) and would serve as an opener to the main subject of the show.

The second thing is to introduce show notes in which all the resources and links mentioned in the show would be rounded up. Something like on the 5by5 podcasts (http://5by5.tv/webahead/25).

Anyhow, keep up the good work!

Tuesday 17 July 2012 10:19:01 am

Quote from Igor Vrdoljak :

As for the suggestions, maybe you could introduce "news of the week" section for the show. This could sum up all the eZ related news between the shows (in a minute or two) and would serve as an opener to the main subject of the show.

The second thing is to introduce show notes in which all the resources and links mentioned in the show would be rounded up. Something like on the 5by5 podcasts (http://5by5.tv/webahead/25).

Good suggestions!  Thanks Igor!

Thursday 19 July 2012 9:43:36 am

Great initiative and the SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT recent tool to inspire and engage the eZ Community.  Thanks.

 

And for your feedback:

  • Content
    Good content to date - and nice that the content followed current events.
  • Length
    Length is fine, but if dicsussions get in-depth, maybe cut off people who ramble on and on- like me happy.gif Emoticon
  • Starting time
    Works for me and the version is available on Youtube.  you could always try one that captures the whole US, but when I was in the states, I had no problem watching things at odd times -like being up at 2AM to join a session on the other side of the world.
  • Improvements
    I was thinking that of there was a standard format with items for the first 10 minutes that were independent of the main topic(weekly ez Digest), you would get more followers - because the reason to watch would not necessarily be linked to the topic of the week.

Saturday 21 July 2012 1:11:11 am

Thanks for all the constructive feedback folks!  I've taken your suggestions on board, and will be making these changes:

  • A round-up of all things eZ at the beginning of each show
  • A weekly show, but some weeks it'll just be a round-up
  • Regular types of shows (e.g "Pimp my Site" - showcase your site tech & get feedback)

If you have any further suggestions, please post here or send direct via G+ or share.ez mail.

Saturday 21 July 2012 1:11:50 am

Great idea from Igor and David to have an eZ Digest featuring short news snippets since the latest show.

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