Candidates for EAB / BCC: Tymoteusz Motylewski

Added by Stefan Busemann about 6 years ago

I am the Vice President of the Macopedia sp z o.o. a software house located in Poznan, Poland. We develop web applications in a lean and agile way. I am overseeing the technical and architectural aspects of delivered solutions. I am in the TYPO3 community since many years and I am proud to be a part of TYPO3 Core Team. I would like to help TYPO3 to grow beyond the well known use cases and reach the broader audience. I love the great momentum TYPO3 project has and would like to support it. My personal wish list for the TYPO3 contains - strong communication and marketing - become less DACH oriented - improving in-community communication - together we can achieve so much more - be more open for new ideas and newcomers (e.g. through better budget allocation and mentoring

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RE: Candidates for EAB / BCC: Tymoteusz Motylewski - Added by Olivier Dobberkau about 6 years ago

Thanks for your Nomination.

I would be interessted in finding out your ideas on how we can become less DACH oriented. TYPO3 has its main usage in this region and is very succeful there. Additionally the DACH region is a strong economical force and I would assume some of the TYPO3 using companies have sustained their edge due to the features that the CMS offers.

My second question is about how do you imagine a better communication in the community?

RE: Candidates for EAB / BCC: Tymoteusz Motylewski - Added by Ingo Schmitt about 6 years ago

Hi Tymoteusz,

the position as a member of the EAB is a volunteer job. How will you ensure, that the work which needs to be done by yourself, is done?

Ingo Schmitt

RE: Candidates for EAB / BCC: Tymoteusz Motylewski - Added by Tymoteusz Motylewski about 6 years ago

Hi Olivier,
I totally agree that DACH region is very important for TYPO3. We should definitely exploit this market much more. Being less DACH oriented doesn't mean for me, that we should abandon this market. But we should be more open and find a ways to grow TYPO3 in other markets too. And I'm certain DACH market will benefit from this too.

It's of course a big topic, I'm not the first one taking about it, and it requires many people working together.
I have some ideas, and I know the topic from experience of the Polish TYPO3 community. However I would like to also hear what challenges have other TYPO3 communities around the world.

Just to give one in my opinion easy to solve issue.
It often hard to find a solution for some TYPO3 challenge, especially if don't speak German
What I would like to see to improve the situation is to have a central Q&A portal like instead of hard to use forum, mailing list and news list. Then the documentation portal should be improved as right now every manual is rendered separately and it's hard find stuff.

The whole topic of lowering the barriers is of course much bigger. I don't know yet, what would be possible to achieve and whether my ideas will comply with vision of other members of community and T3A. But I would like to find it out.

About communication
There are several layers of communication in the community, but just to name a few challenges.
I'm seeing it over and over again, that many people work on the same thing/area and don't know about each other. We are loosing a lot of time on duplicated work.
Also having goals and ideas communicated make people and companies realize that they have a common interest and allow them to collaborate. I see a great improvement in that area thanks to the great work Benni and Mathias are doing. The communication within the core contributors and core team is better than ever (of course we should not stop here). I see the same need in communication with broader audience (decision makers,agencies, editors, users).

RE: Candidates for EAB / BCC: Tymoteusz Motylewski - Added by Tymoteusz Motylewski about 6 years ago

Hi Ingo,
Great question.
It's the same as with other volunteer work I do since years. Part is done in my free time, part is sponsored by my company - Macopedia.