The goal of this issue is to discuss the proposed changes to a new Piwik.org team page. This is a follow up to Piwik Meetup discussions in Berlin 2015.
The team page can be seen at: http://piwik.org/team/
Here are are suggestions that were made to improve this page:
This RFC will be opened for a a few weeks until the new team page will be ready. We will post here the updated team page to ask for feedback.
Your feedback is welcome, especially if you are a contributor to Piwik, please let us know how we can make the team page really great!
As mentioned on the meetup: For future changes it would be good to open such RFCs before changes are made without discussion with the contributors/community.
Nevertheless the listed suggestions sounds good.
Regarding the alphabetical order. We should mention that in a small sentence before the list, so no one wonders why a specific person might be listed before another.
To me it's better to have PiwikPRO mentioned as a sponsor and some of our developers in person as contributors because they actually committed some code. Personally I was surprised that I'm on a team page at piwik.org.
Employees of Piwik PRO are not Piwik team members, even when they contribute to the core. In the latter case, they are contributors. Also Maciej is not CEO of Piwik, he's CEO of Piwik PRO.
I'd suggest to create a Piwik PRO team page on the Piwik PRO website where all the Piwik PRO staff is listed. On the Piwik team website, Piwik Pro can be shown as the first contributor without mentioning any names. Instead, there's a link to the Piwik PRO team page.
If Piwik PRO feels that they require more credit than all other contributors, the entry can be highlighted in some way. But imho, they do not deserve extra credit on the team page. They do deserve extra credit on the sponsors page, however.
Becoming part of the Piwik team is something that has to be earned and something one can be proud of. Being part of the Piwik team says that you contribute voluntarily to the project and are part of an open source community. That simply does not hold for Piwik PRO employees and people that work only on Piwik PRO products. Also, it diminishes the value of being a Piwik team member when the entire Piwik PRO staff is part of it. Being a Piwik team member must mean way more than having a contract of employment.
Here is the new proposed Team page. All text and contributors will be updated in the final page. Feedback is most welcome.
:+1: that's a good improvement
I like how there are links to translators and Piwik PRO. They are very present but not on top.
I would suggest keeping the two sections Team and Contributors, though.
By the way, who should I send my photo to?
That redesign / restructuring looks good in my opinion.
If and when any PiwikPro staff is added to this page as actual contributors, they could simply have a small "PRO" or similar logo/badge indicating their employment, linking to the (future) PiwikPro team page.
Perhaps other badges could be added for translations team members, instead of having another separate section to link to their page.
I also think a personal website icon would be most useful, not everyone has or wants to have linkedin profiles, twitter, etc.
Here is the new Team page template.
Picon to show who is working at Piwik PRO
Since you've added an indication for Piwik PRO, I was wondering, will the Piwik PRO staff still be listed as team members and Maciej as CEO of Piwik?
Current list of Piwik PRO staff that are also part of Piwik team are: Maciej, Matthieu, Thomas, Benaka. We will add few other under "Contributors" such as designers and webmaster, ...
We will not display titles/ roles in the page, but write a 2-3 lines text describing the roles or contributions. Maciej will be described as CEO of Piwik PRO and contributor to Piwik.
Sounds good :+1:
Any updates? Old page is still online.
Hi! Just spoke with our devs - there is some delay on the implementation side, but the layout will soon be cut and placed on staging. We will post it here for you to have a look - your feedback is essential! Cheers, e
The new team page looks good in my opinion. Just one request - could you please remove the weblink after my name? The URL is wrong and I don't work there anymore. So if you could just remove the link entirely, that would be great. Thanks!
Hi everyone, the new team page is finally up! I hope this new page reflects the great diversity and talent of people who contributed directly to the success of building the leading open source analytics platform.
See the page at: https://piwik.org/team/
Piwik Core developer.
As always with everything we do at Piwik, your feedback and suggestions are very welcome!
we will keep tweaking the page as per your feedback and suggestions, but I'm closing the issue as the new team page is done :+1: