I had a great – albeit brief – conversation with Matt Simmons while he was in town on his world tour in NYC recently that got me thinking about bringing the SysAdmin community together. This isn’t the first time that I’ve thought about how bring the SysAdmin community together in a stronger way. And, since I’ve joined Stack Exchange I’ve thought about it more and more since community building is a big part of what we do here.
The working theories are that there are a large portion of our community in the small business sector – places like regional ISPs that have a large need for administrators, but aren’t that big in the grand scheme of things. But it _seems_ that a good deal of system administrators aren’t involved in the community at all – or at least not in a visible way. There are a few questions that come to mind when you start to think about how to grow and solidify a community:
* How do I reach these people
* How do I get them involved
The problem I’m having now, is simply I don’t really have any ideas on how to accomplish these goals, how to reach out and bring people into the wonderful community that is being built.
I shall keep mulling this over, but if you have any ideas – leave them in the comments below.