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TWiki.org Community Update, September 2009

2009-10-05 - 22:45:14 by PeterThoeny in Community
The TWiki.org community has been working hard on our upcoming Helsinki release along with making regular patch releases for the current version of TWiki. I would like to highlight some of the great work that people in the community have been doing during the month of September.

First, a big thank you to the 11 people who attended our release meetings in September: Alex Bernegger, Ian Kluft, Jordan Koppole, Klaus Ethgen, Luke Vi, Milind Pansare, Peter Jones, Peter Nixon, Sopan Shewale and Steve Mokris. You can read the notes from the meetings or the IRC logs if you missed one, or would like to catch up on what we've been doing. We hold these release meetings every other Monday at 17:00 GMT, and anyone who would like to contribute to TWiki is welcome to attend. The next meeting is scheduled for October 12.

September Highlights

Key Statistics from the TWiki.org Community in September

  • 5,767 downloads (total over 500,000)
  • 3,104 page updates/month
  • 484 new users (total 43,533 registered users)
  • 845 new pages (total 96,986 pages)

TWiki Advocacy: Support the TWiki.org Community

Not enough time to get involved with TWiki development? Advocating TWiki is a good way to contribute back to the community - it is an active way of saying "thank you" to the community members who spend countless hours improving TWiki.

Word of mouth is a good way of spreading TWiki - your help is greatly appreciated! More exposure means more contributions, and a better platform! To promote TWiki in magazines and web sites use the material in TWikiAdvocacy04x03.

SourceForge.net introduced a project review feature with thumbs up/down. Help the TWiki community by giving your thumbs up to the TWiki project on SourceForge.net.

Help the community by adding supportive comments to articles that mention TWiki.

Help keep the TWiki entry on Wikipedia accurate and unbiased.

If you are tweeting, you can help out when people tweet about TWiki. Follow us on Twitter, http://twitter.com/twiki to keep up to date.

Closing Remarks

If you would like to get more involved in the TWiki.org community, we have an entire page devoted to ways that you can help. We can always use a hand, and there are plenty of ways that non-developers and developers can help make TWiki.org better. As a contributor you can actively make a difference and help shape the product.

Until next time,
Peter Thoeny

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