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Re: [ljc] LJC NewsLetter?

From: Martijn V.
Sent on: Thursday, February 16, 2012 9:09 AM
Throwing out ideas here.

I'm wondering if we could crowd source this and have people contribute
to a wiki or a Google doc and then have some editors wrap it up with a
few days to go and send it out.

Thoughts from NZ anyhow.


On 16 February[masked]:06,­ Madhusudhan Konda <[address removed]> wrote:
> Martijn/Barry, please can you approve the following content if you think
> it's okay to shoot?
> Hello Folks
> Not sure if this is a good idea but was dwelling on it for almost three
> or four year! And it's certainly not a novel one!
> I always wanted to see a localized news letter for Java folks!
> Basically, it's a four or eight paged pdf document that would have
> variety of posts such as:
> -- Mini articles on Java subjects (perhaps a series on Patterns - two
> paragraphs to half a page - condensed)
> -- Someone blabbering about Java FX (anything new), for example.
> -- LJC work agenda
> -- Someone giving us heads up with International Java news!
> -- Columns dedicated to Java Crosswords/puzzles etc
> -- May be a cartoon (I don't think this would materialize that quickly)
> -- Jobs and events and etc notification
> -- Lots more
> The frequency I was thinking is a weekly - By Friday afternoon, the
> newsletter (suggest me a better name please - it's not a newspaper, it's
> not a book) will be delivered to your emails (or available for
> download). Print (or save a tree if you wish to read on your fav ebook
> readers) and read it while on your way home or weekend!
> It shouldn't take more than 20 minutes to read from end to end - must
> adhere to this - else it would be become boring.
> It is no different from a Metro (free news paper in London) or a news
> letters from Oracle/Jboss etc - except that it would have more appeal to
> local developers.
> Please (don't) shoot me down if you think it's a bad idea :)
> Ofcourse, there would be an editorial team as always!
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