Understanding why Communities are Important.Sep 30
When you work as part of a large company, there is an overabundance of similar experienced people. While this might appear as competive to many, to some its an opportunity to form a community…
While we struggle to evolve our own identity as specalists and yet retain our group. Getting rid of the “every webiste front-end developer there is same” attitude is a tough cookie to crack.
This post is about promoting communities and domains in large organizations, especially the front-end developers.
Most organizations have an awkward structure for Front-end developers, they are either called “Software Engineers” ( where lines of code is counted) or graphic designers ( where the actual designers hands over production work or ‘slicing’)..
In such cases informal communities provide a sense of a group beyond your project.
Motivating people is tough when they are thinking about work and projects. Getting people together in a room maybe a challenge on its own but getting them excited maybe comparitively easy.
Our ongoing experiement.
Currently we are running a NewsLetter contest to excite people, watch this space as I update what the participation levels have been and eventually how it all worked out.