Fwd: Celebrating GNOME's birthday

GNOME 18 生日快乐, 大家可以在社交媒体上帮忙转发一下。 


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From: Nuritzi Sanchez <nuritzis stanfordalumni org>
Date: 2015-08-15 12:51 GMT+08:00
Subject: Re: Celebrating GNOME's birthday
To: Allan Day <allanpday gmail com>
Cc: marketing-list <engagement-list gnome org>

Post looks good. I think it should be live now, but I'm not sure it is. Can someone please double check wordpress settings? 

We might want to post messages on social media along with the badge. 

@Oliver or Parth - can you help post to facebook and twitter? I like Parth's google+ blurb, so here's something for each building upon that. Feel free to edit, this is just a suggestion. 

Happy 18th birthday, GNOME!
Join the birthday bash across the globe, flood the interweb with wishes, & post selfies wearing your GNOME gear...

#HappyBirthdayGnome #IAMGNOME #GNOME2015

August 15, 1997 was a great day. Happy 18th birthday, GNOME! https://goo.gl/jm0vOe 


Happy birthday, GNOME! 18 looks good on you. https://goo.gl/jm0vOe 
#HappyBirthdayGnome #IAMGNOME #GNOME2015

Thank you!

- N

On Fri, Aug 14, 2015 at 10:17 PM, Nuritzi Sanchez <nuritzis stanfordalumni org> wrote:
Love the post, Parth!

@All - I've started a draft [1] of the birthday announcement on wordpress that I'd like to schedule to post tomorrow. I need your help: 

General editing.
Can someone please proofread and help me edit the draft? I think it may have too much going on so feel free to hack it apart. I took some of Allan's suggestions from up above and included the original email announcement and a picture of Federico. I reached out to Miguel to see if he has time to send a recent picture too. 

I don't know how to format wordpress properly, so can't add the breaks that I want. It looks a bit off now. @Allan or Fabiana - any chance you can help edit the formatting of the draft? I'd love to learn formatting tips from you later on IRC or a private email.

Filling in the "Did you know?" section. 
I added a short section that is supposed to say how many current contributors we have, how many countries are represented, and how many stories we closed this year. The problem is, I don't know any of this info. I think some of you might - can anyone help either supply the info or point me out in the right direction? I will remove the section if nobody responds. Please feel free to suggest an alternative to these cool facts. It'd be great to include something most people don't know.

Thank you again for your help, everyone! Especially given such short notice.


On Fri, Aug 14, 2015 at 5:23 PM, Allan Day <allanpday gmail com> wrote:
Hey Nuritzi!

On Fri, Aug 14, 2015 at 11:49 AM, Nuritzi Sanchez
<nuritzis stanfordalumni org> wrote:
> Need your thoughts on what to post on Saturday
> We need to post something on the website tomorrow. Do you guys think it'd be
> feasible to write a blurb about how GNOME started and feature the founders?
> Ideally, I'd love to add a photo of them then vs now. Any other ideas would
> be much appreciated. I'd love to have something interesting, that people
> will want to link to and post on social media.

Great to have you involved with this!

I really wish we had an archive of old photos that we could use... the
only thing that I can think of are the pictures on
happybirthdaygnome.org (which needs to be retired, really). I'm not
sure where they came from, though.

Miguel and Federico founded the project. Federico is still around and
there are pictures of him from GUADEC. We'd have to reach out to
Miguel to get a recent photo.

Other things we could talk about on the birthday:

 * Our history in numbers - eg. number of releases, GUADECs, bugs, etc.
 * Link to the original announcement email [1].
 * Link to the GNOME 1.0 virtual machine that we created for the 15th
birthday [2] (instructions are on happybirthday.gnome.org).


[1] https://mail.gnome.org/archives/gtk-list/1997-August/msg00123.html
[2] http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/misc/GNOME1.4.ova



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